We offer undergraduate, graduate and intensive English language programs to meet your needs. Beautiful Greenville, Illinois(population 7,000), is just one hour away from St. Louis, Missouri (population 315,000). We provide a transformative educational experience and caring Christian community.
- Over 1,400 students
- 80-acre main campus
- Safe and relaxed setting
- Nature trails, athletic complex, a science field station and observatory
- Easy access to nearby St. Louis, including museums, theatres, restaurants and professional sports
Enrich your experience abroad and explore your passions through our student organizations, student success program, athletic opportunities and music ensembles. Small class sizes ensure that you receive personal attention.
The Free Methodist Church founded Greenville University in 1892, making Christ-centered learning its hallmark. We prepare students to lead lives of Christian character and service. We offer:
- an engineering program that partners with two world-class engineering schools, the University of Illinois and Washington University;
- one of the nation’s four quantum physics labs;
- annual scholarships of $10,000 for qualifying international students;
- easy access to major cities including St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis;
- national recognition for athletics, digital media, pre-medicine, music production, education and business; and
- an international student body.
Ten residence halls on campus house men and women separately. You will have a desk, a dresser, a bed and a closet for hanging clothes. When you arrive, you will receive a towel set, bed sheets, a comforter and pillow.
Typically, you will share a room with an American roommate. Occasionally, three or four students share a larger room.
The main dining facility or “commons” offers three meals a day, Monday-Friday, and two meals a day on weekends. Meal plan options allow you to choose how many meals per week you prefer. Students also eat at the Student Union and Jo’s Java.
Student activities enrich your learning. They include sports, bass fishing, intramurals, student government, music groups and a campus radio station.
Fifteen intercollegiate varsity sports include men's baseball and football, and women's softball. Varsity men’s and women’s teams also compete in track and field, volleyball, basketball, cross-country, soccer and tennis.
We value God’s richly diverse creation including diverse ethnicity. Students from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America study with us. Each year, we offer multicultural events including our Gospel Festival Celebration, Chinese New Year and Spring Festivals and Hispanic Heritage Dinner. All of our students complete at least one cross-cultural requirement.
Our University Pathways program builds English proficiency and prepares you to study at universities in the United States. As a Pathways student, you concentrate on reading, writing, listening and speaking. You also receive cultural information to help you succeed in U.S. universities, including Greenville University.
As a University Pathways student, you will:
- master five levels of instruction, each level lasting seven weeks;
- devote about six hours to study each day; and
- receive individual attention plus help from tutors.
As a student, you will enjoy:
- our excellent library with Internet access to other libraries nationwide,
- unlimited broad bandwidth for research and entertainment;
- 24-hour access to our fitness center;
- access to our Office of Career Services, which assists with internships; and
- classrooms and labs outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
Choose from more than 50 programs leading to a bachelor’s degree, many available in a 3-year intensive format. Popular choices include business, science, digital media and computer information systems.
Notable academic programs include:
- 11 top-rated undergraduate teacher education majors;
- a pre-med program that boasts a 90 percent acceptance rate to medical schools; and
- a highly successful engineering program where you earn a bachelor’s in physics, chemistry or biology from Greenville University and a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or Washington University in St. Louis.
Greenville University grants bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It is:
- accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;
- approved for teacher certification by the Illinois State Board of Education; and
- recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
The Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), a public organization under Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, authenticates diplomas of degree issued by Greenville University.