Thiel extends a warm welcome to all of our international students.
We invite students from around the world to consider making Thiel their choice of educational institution for the pursuit of a world class baccalaureate degree in the United States of America. Thiel College is a private, four year, co-educational college that specializes in challenging young minds to build and achieve their dreams.
What Makes Thiel Different?
Thiel College was established in 1866 and has a track record of providing excellent education for the last 140 years. Thiel College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. As a forward thinking community, we have always been excited about the future. We have been growing steadily because our commitment to student success gets stronger year by year.
Academics and Classroom.
Thiel is a liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies baccaluareate degree-granting college. Thiel strictly focuses on undergraduate education and offers a bachelor's degree in over 60 majors, minors, and areas of study. Thiel's size creates an atmosphere well suited for education. The college boasts a very low faculty to student ratio, 14:1. Due to the small class sizes, every student receives personal attention. Thiel is an institution of learning where highly qualified professors are easily accessible and more involved in every student's growth and learning.
At Thiel, we are committed to the integration of technology in the learning environment, as evidenced with our enhanced classrooms and facilities, wireless computing throughout the campus, and Lenovo Thinkpad program, which provides every student with a personal laptop.
Organizations, Clubs and Athletics.
At Thiel, the small size makes it possible for students to carve out their own special place—both in and out of the classroom. Students can expect to achieve real world experience and have the opportunity to become a leader in their area of interest. Students have the choice to choose from 24 intercollegiate sports teams and over 50 organizations, clubs, and honor societies.
Thiel College is dedicated to helping you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to take the next step in your life plan. Whether you are already a shining star or still searching to find your place in the world, we will engage you, while showing you pathways to excellence. Come discover the Thiel experience.
Location and Campus.
Thiel College is a small, private college located on a 135-acre, beautifully landscaped, tree lined campus in the heart of western Pennsylvania's hill country. The college is strategically located and has many major cities, such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C., situated within a short distance. Thiel is located in a rural setting, but is still close enough for ready access to major city culture, yet distant enough to be free from distractions. This ideal location makes the college very safe and free from major problems found in larger cities.