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Greenville University


Overview of Greenville University

Greenville University was founded in 1892 and is located in the heart of Greenville, Illinois, a beautiful town of 7,000 people. Greenville offers small-town safety and a relaxed setting for a student’s college experience. Greenville College enrolls approximately 1,400 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Students receive personal attention from professors with small class sizes. Students can explore over 200 acres at Greenville College including main campus, a nature trail, Ayers Field Station used for science research and astronomy, and athletic complexes. The school is located less than an hour from St. Louis, Missouri, giving students access to the excitement of a city with first-rate museums, theatres, restaurants and professional sports teams. Learn more about Greenville University.

Greenville University offers a variety of distinguished academic programs including 11 top-rated undergraduate teacher education majors and a pre-med program that boasts a 90% acceptance rate to medical schools. Pre-engineering, psychology, and business degrees are the most popular choices for University Pathways students who choose to continue at Greenville University. Learn more about Academic Programs.

To ensure the safety of our students, the Greenville College campus has campus security staff that monitor campus throughout the week. In addition, the campus is located less than one mile from the Greenville Police Department and approximately one mile from the Greenville Regional Hospital. Greenville College also offers free and confidential counseling services to its students to cope with concerns and to help them thrive academically and socially during their time in college.



Greenville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as an institution granting bachelor's and master’s degrees. Greenville College maintains affiliation with a variety of professional organizations and is approved by the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board to offer teacher education programs.

Activities and Athletics

Greenville students have a variety of extracurricular options including 14 varsity sports, AgapeFest, intramurals, student government, music groups, campus radio station and social, cultural, and religious activities to provide personal enrichment and active learning. Get Involved.

The school’s intercollegiate varsity sports include men's baseball, men's football, women's softball, women's volleyball, men's and women’s basketball, men's and women’s cross country, men's and women’s soccer, men's and women’s tennis, and men's and women’s track and field. Learn more about Greenville University Panther Athletics.

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