When you choose Thiel College, your educational investment will return value for your lifetime. Just ask anyone you meet on campus; we are passionate about helping our students succeed.
Thiel offers a multidisciplinary grounding in the liberal arts with a comprehensive, integrated knowledge base for your chosen profession. You’ll experience theoretical learning, practical and hands-on assignments, service learning activities and internships – for the finest career preparation you can imagine. A wide variety of co-curricular activities will help you develop leadership skills you didn’t know you had. An challenging and supportive honors program will push you to grow and learn like you never thought you could!
Statement of Vision
Thiel College is committed to developing and delivering innovative academic and co-curricular programs incorporating ethical and global perspectives, providing opportunities for students to discover and prepare for leadership in their chosen careers, enrolling students from the global populations, celebrating diversity within its community, and cultivating thriving living/learning communities.
Statement of Mission
Thiel College, an academic institution in the Lutheran tradition, empowers individuals to reach their full potential by assuring educational excellence, stimulating global awareness, promoting ethical and responsible leadership, and preparing students for careers so that lives inspired by truth and freedom may be committed to service in the world.
Statement of Identity
Thiel College, an independent institution related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and established in Western Pennsylvania in 1866 as a co-educational institution, educates students in the liberal arts and professional studies for service to society.
Statement of Culture
Thiel College is a community that expresses its Lutheran heritage by affirming the dignity of each individual, welcoming all backgrounds and beliefs, while allowing for the free and open exploration of ideas and the development of individual talents. Our students will come to understand, embrace and promote spiritual and ethical development in all its myriad forms, within a caring climate that promotes academic excellence, leadership, community service and civic engagement, diversity and global perspective, and good sportsmanship.
Accreditation and Affiliations
Thiel College is an independent liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution committed to providing quality undergraduate education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In addition to certification by The American Chemical Society, Thiel College maintains affiliations with: