About Greenville College

Founded in 1892, Greenville College. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 994 full time undergraduate students, and 217 full time graduate students.

The Greenville College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 51 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Greenville College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range840-1080
ACT Range18-25

Admissions at GC are considered Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

63% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Greenville College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Greenville College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    62 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    48 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    62 Students rated campus food 2.4 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    61 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    62 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    62 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    62 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    62 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Greenville College?

13 Students rated Greenville College


(I am also a Spanish major) Overall I love Greenville, we just became a University this summer. The community is irreplaceable, the professors want you to succeed, and I like that the campus is small and beautiful! Some cons are that there is a culture of "it gets done when it gets done." Paper work, grades, academic advising can run late or be done inefficiently. I would like it better if the staff were a little more time efficient. I would also like it better if academic advisors were better at well... advising. Sometimes I just don't feel like I am where I need to be at with my class schedule. But everyone there is understanding and friendly!


Words cannot describe how big of a nightmare this school is, if you do not take anything else from this or any other review, take this, no student should ever go to this school. I will provide examples of how bad it is after I bet whoever reads this to not send anyone here. Whether you're a prospective student, parent, sibling, friend, neighbor, family member, whoever you are this school should not be on the radar for anyone. This school will either make it hell trying leave, or make it hell to stay. Remember, that in my review nothing is exaggerated, and everything I say is my true uncut unedited experience with this school. I'll begin and say that there is a large population n of students that are either too holy to even acknowledge you, or are too athletic to even make eye contact with you. I enrolled in the school to play football, their team is awful, maybe not athletic wise, but in the coaches and players demeanor so. The team is corrupt, and only certain "emap" players every even make it into the games regardless of talent. The majority of the starters are dirty players, and the coaches turn a blind eye to all of it. The coaches decide after a couple weeks whether they like you or not, it has nothing to do with work ethic or ability, and to be honest I really don't know exactly why or why they would not like a player. If the coaches decide they didn't like you, you could bet your life would be hell as they try and bully you off the team. Yes, I watched as a coach forced an injured player to perform a perfect plank, when told by the player he couldn't, the coach told him to find another sport. After this said player had endured an abundance of abuse similar to this before, the player told the coach ok, and was then thrown out of the team, and openly mocked by the coach. Plenty of players were given similar or worse treatment, I was personally accused of having no integrity by the head coach when he believed that I had done something that I hadn't. After proving my innocence, he told me that my integrity was on the line and he'd think about whether or not he'd still punish me. That was the football team, if your student comes here, at least have them steer clear of the football team. There is also the subject of my roommate. I do not exaggerate when I say my teammate, a football player, never showered. His stench was so bad that the entire floor of my dorm was engulfed in it, and everyone on the floor knew not to bring any guests to the floor, and since our room was at the end of the hallway, the entire floor knew not to even go to that side. I understand it was not the college's fault for what happened with him, however it continued the entire semester, and I spent a lot of time in that semester sleeping in the lobby because I could not even walk into my own room. Getting a job outside of the college is next to impossible, and the jobs at the college pay little and give very small hours, so there's barely any money to be made. There are many more issues but I'll finish with the administration. The school is full of people who opted to finish school there because of how impossible it would be to leave, which is one of the countless reasons why I decided to leave. Before leaving I was told by my advisor that it would be extremely difficult to leave because so many of the classes that are mandatory for incoming freshmen do not transfer to other colleges. True to her words when I told the school I wanted to leave, they sent me bill after bill to get my transcript sent, and of course another fee for getting the transcript sent itself. With the little money I made at the college I couldn't get my transcript sent, so after my first paycheck upon coming home, I sent the school a check with a letter that said what the money was for and to send my transcript to my new school. Check clears and after a couple of weeks I meet with an advisor at my new school, I was informed at the meeting that they had not received my transcript and therefore I could not do anything. I called greenville and asked about that, the lady on the phone said that she did not know what the check was for and that they had just cashed it. After an ongoing battle that lasted the entire summe, I finally got some of my transcript sent. True to their words, it was a nightmare to leave, and I'm redoing classes that I did there at my new school because of their confusing methods that I do not care to fight anymore. This school is literally a black hole that will suck the life out of anyone that goes there. Any friends I made there are long gone for similar reasons to my own, the school was, in lack of better words, hell. The school may seem nice at first, but underneath the facade is a very corrupt and nightmarish school. Words cannot describe the pain I and so many others have gone through because of this school. Whoever is reading this I beg you, do not even allow this school on the radar. The school is like a venomous snake, there is no beating it, and if you do, you would still have poison pumping through your veins. It is best to leave it alone at all costs. There is no reason why a student should come to this school I cannot stress it enough. For the love of all that is good, do not allow anyone else to suffer the same fate as me and so many other students that have had to endure this nightmare of a school.

Zachary Hany

It is an overall good school. The town is small with not a lot going on, so I recommend bringing ways to entertain yourself. The professors are quite competent. Class sizes are small. The school has a wide variety of majors including sciences, business, etc. I am in the theology department (it is a religious school) and I can say that this school's theology department is quite good. The student body is diverse, even with people directly from China. The community is solid.


I think Greenville College (about to be Greenville University in the fall, whoo!) is a place you either hate or love. With it being a Christian school, there are obviously more rules in place versus public colleges and universities. However, unlike those big schools, we're able to have a smaller class size and that not only helps you develop a good relationship with your professor, but it also allows for an environment of better learning. This campus prides itself on the community aspect and actions have been put in places by various staff members/organizations to promote a greater diversity as well as inclusivity here. For me, one of the best things about Greenville is the multiple opportunities to get involved, whether that be on campus, nationwide, or internationally, we're constantly getting students sent out to help make this planet a better place.

Greenville College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Greenville College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Greenville College is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Save your extra money now, you've no idea how much it costs, even with grants, scholarships, and loans.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    Everyone is very friendly and for the most part genuine. The faculty and staff are really great and it is easy to have engaging conversations with them. Also there is a strong artistic vibe on campus that is inspiring. You are really close to St. Louis but life in Greenville is very easy going.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Greenville is a school that fosters growth and improvement in every area of life including spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I wish my music program had the right type of teachers teaching the classes.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Most are energetic and really care about class and others don't care because they are here for the wrong reasons; like sports.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Well, if you are a non-Christian you might not want to consider going to Greenville! Because they do encourage students to attend Chapel at least two-three times a week for pray, worship, and lectures! Here at Greenville you do get tested a lot...it is because the professors here want to make sure you know the information really well!

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    my school is love without understanding

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I really wish I would have known exactly how different college is from high school. I don't think I was prepared for the amount of homework and the wide range of subjects I would be taking. I also wish I would have known exactly what majors were offered and had researched which one would be best suited for me. Another thing I didn't know before coming to college was what it was like living in a dorm. I don't mind it now, but at first it seemed very strange.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The ability to go to a school that focuses on Christian community is invaluable. It relates to everything on campus, including activities, friendships, classroom settings, and relationships with Professors. Not having to worry about the drunk neighbors, dangerous walks across campus, and always having friends around to have fun with are all great benefits.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The music and teaching programs.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who get the most out of Greenville College are generally adaptable and open-minded. The college offers challenging and character-shaping experiences both in and out of the classroom. Because of the school's goal of educating students outside of their comfort zones, and challenging the way students view the world around them, it is important to be adventurous at heart and willing to truly listen to the opinions of others. If you come to Greenville College wanting to grow academically and in your world-view, you will go far.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Greenville College receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 81% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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