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Greenville University

Greenville University

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

Uni facts

Greenville, USA
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    -
  • International students
    98
  • Nationalities
    24
  • Total programs
    39
  • Acceptance rate
    56%

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.

Greenville University logo

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 (niche.com)

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 reviews for Greenville University

Overall rating
4.08571429 stars
Based on 7 reviews
Overall experience
4.5714 stars
Accommodation
3.7143 stars
Academic
4.1429 stars
University facilities
3.7143 stars
University social
4.2857 stars
  • Jose Soutullo
    Spain
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Greenville University Business Administration
    Tell us about Greenville University
    It has been an amazing experience so far. People that work on campus, from staff to faculty, have helped me since the very first day. I nowadays feel like I am back home. They also gave me the opportunity to work on campus, a fact that allow me to visit new places over the breaks.
  • Fernando Romero
    Spain
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Greenville University Digital Media
    Tell us about Greenville University
    Overall, really kind people. I've found help whenever I need it and I haven't had any kind of problem.
  • Claudia Nguyen
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Greenville University Business Administration
    Tell us about Greenville University
    It's been overall a good experience. There have been many challenges that come from living outside my home country, though I think it was worth it. Studying abroad gives you a broader perspective about life and that you can do almost everything you propose to do.
  • Sang Xuan Phu Nguyen
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Greenville University English
    Tell us about Greenville University
    Everything in this university pleases me. There are a lot of activities and people that you can engage with. All of the faculty, especially professors are willing to help you and support you whenever you have problems.
  • Gabriel Sempertegui
    Ecuador
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Greenville University Biochemistry
    Tell us about Greenville University
    It is really good. It's a unique experience that lets people progress in life and education, make new friends and meet new cultures which can differ from internationals and Americans.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • 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.

Breakdown:

-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

Location

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

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