Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition.
Thiel provides vigorous research opportunities for students. Through the Greenville
Neuromodulation Center Faculty/Student Research Institute, faculty mentors and
students partner to research a variety of groundbreaking topics. In 2015, Fred Haer ’ 66
and his wife, Jill (Shackett) ’ 66, pledged more than $400,000 to fund the institute from
This summer, faculty and students conducted original research on topics as broad
as amphibian population decline to political gender bias.
After participating, many students present their research at academic conferences.
Amber Martin ’ 17, of Allison Park, Pa., presented her findings at the 2016 National
Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. She discussed how she and
Christopher Stanisky, Ph.D., constructed a transient absorption spectrometer.
The institute opens doors for creative works, too.
Austin Hall ’ 17, of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Pete Rydberg, Ph.D., traveled to the
Library of Congress to research and collect source documents for an original theatre
performance based on the rise of Nazism. “Berlin ist Gefallen!” debuts this fall.
Since 2009, more than $31 million has been invested in campus improvements,
including the James Pedas Communication Center and construction of a new track
and field complex. A science connector with modern labs and collaborative areas is
also on the horizon, along with the expansion of the College’s science facilities.
These commitments earned Thiel national recognition as a 2016-2017 College of
Distinction—an achievement that testifies to the impact the College has on its students.
CONTAC T INFO: Greenville, Pa.; www.thiel.edu; 800-24-THIEL; email@example.com YEAR FOUNDED: 1866 APPLICATION
DEADLINE: Rolling FRESHMAN ACCEPTANCE RATE: 70% TRANSFER ACCEPTANCE RATE: 70 percent SUBJECT
MATTER EXPERTISE: Business, education STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO: 10: 1 ENROLLMENT: 926 NUMBER OF
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED: 39 IN-STATE TUITION: $27,910 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $27,910
PERCENTAGE OF COMMUTERS: 11% FEMALE PERCENTAGE: 45% MINORITY PERCENTAGE: 14% PERCENTAGE OF
STUDENTS ON FINANCIAL AID: 99% TOP THREE AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: 2016-2017 College of Distinction; Forbes’ Top 200
Grateful Graduates Index 2016 DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH: 80 miles