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Greenville University

Greenville University

Check whether Greenville University is right for you as an international student.

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Uni facts

  • Greenville, USA
  • University type: Private
  • Rank: 6067
  • Program types Bachelor's degrees
  • Programs total 39
  • Acceptance rates 56%
  • Nationalities 24
  • International Students 98

Study abroad at Greenville University

Greenville University (GU) is a small, welcoming university based in Greenville, Illinois, USA and is just one hour away from St. Louis, Missouri. Greenville University provides a liberal arts education for over 1,200 students, with strong programs in engineering, digital media, business management, music industries, education, biology, and chemistry. GU’s programs, supportive faculty, and Christian community draw students from around the globe.

As an international student at GU, you will be part of a culturally diverse student body with the support of a dedicated International Student Services team. There are a variety of social and educational events on campus, including music performances and worship services.

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Why study at Greenville University?

  • Student staff ratio

    The student staff ratio at Greenville University is 15:1

  • Small classes

    Over 60% of classes at Greenville have fewer than 20 students

  • Safety

    Greenville University is ranked as the #4 safest campus in the USA (

Life as an international student

Greenville’s International Student Services Team is there to assist you as an international student, including to enhance, promote, and support diversity and inclusion at the University. Through various initiatives, the University aims to ensure that every student at Greenville campus feels a sense of belonging.

GU provides numerous student activities, events, and cultural excursions that can help you fully immerse yourself in American culture. Joining one of the University’s student organizations or sports teams is a great way to get more involved in campus life. The International Student Services Team provides shopping trips, day trips to nearby St. Louis, and holiday celebrations.

You will also have opportunities to attend one of many sports games and matches on campus. The GU Panthers sports teams play in the NCAA III Division, competing in everything from soccer and football to e-sports and bass fishing.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 3
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 3
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 3
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 13
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

At Greenville University, most students receive financial assistance. For international students, the scholarship range is from $5,000 to $25,000. The International Affairs Office works to provide individualized scholarships and awards for international students. Federal and State assistance does not apply. Students have the opportunity to work on-campus jobs up to 20 hours a week per their visa requirements.


-Tuition: $27,580

-Room: $4,498

-Board: $4,850

-Insurance: $725 (+$350 for athletic insurance)

-Fees: $374

$5,000 - 25,000 scholarships (depending academic merit - SAT / ACT / GPA)

Individualized scholarship offers

Work-study available


Greenville University

315 E. College Avenue , Greenville, Illinois 62246-1145

Greenville University is nestled in the heart of Midwest America in Greenville, Illinois. Greenville offers the security and safety of a small town while still providing a variety of activities, amentities, and attractions in a safe community.

  • from Chicago

    four hours

  • from Springfield

    an hour and a half

  • from St. Louis

    50 minutes

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Visa requirements for Greenville University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US. This is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements