Traditional Undergraduate - Why GU?


Foundational Skills - For Life

The average college student changes majors three times and the average graduate goes through six careers. That's why it's essential to distinguish between the colleges that will provide job preparation only and those that will provide career and life preparation.

We teach the transferable skills, such as writing, communication, teamwork, learning how to learn, critical thinking, and problem solving. These skills make our graduates extremely adaptable and effective in whatever they do.

Focus on Student Success

Our campus-wide focus on student success is backed up by:

  • Approachable faculty
  • Strong academic advising
  • Student services for leadership training, career development, and academic success
  • Professional technology accessible to students like research equipment, recording studios and design software.

Environment Does Matter

Research shows that during college, students experience a significant "search for identity." College years are critical in determining the value structure by which students will live as adults. These people who have a direct influence on your student - the people of Greenville - are honest, humble, compassionate, and courageous.


Greenville provides a safe, small-town setting for individuals to learn and grow. To ensure our students feel safe and comfortable on campus, we utilize:

  • Electronic access systems for all buildings on campus
  • Monitored video surveillance systems
  • Student patrols/safety escorts

Average Time to Completion: Private vs. Public

Research shows students who attend private colleges such as Greenville often reach their educational goals and enter the workforcewith a completed degree in four years, while it often takes students at state institutions five or six years to finish a degree.

Avoid Sticker Shock

It's vital to consider the final cost of education after financial aid has been awarded. Why? Because 96% of our students receive some form of financial aid. A typical financial aid package for a Greenville student amounts to $19,978 - which makes Greenville extremely affordable!

An investment in Greenville is an investment in your child's future. Because Christ is at the core of who we are, our students undergo transformation for lives of character and service. This experience strengthens their faith and introduces them to lifelong friends- and life changing opportunities.

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