North Greenville University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: South Carolina


Established in 1891, North Greenville University (NGU) is a private Christian university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university takes its Christian identity seriously and keeps its focus on the person and work of Jesus, and the Bible is the foundation of the curriculum. The university offers faith-based liberal arts courses and believes that faith and academic excellent go hand-in-hand. Among undergraduates, majors in business, education, and Christian studies are most popular. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The campus is located in Tigerville, South Carolina, a small town situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Greenville and Asheville. In athletics, the NGU Crusaders compete in the National Christian College Athletic Association and the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. The university fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Broadcast Media, Business Administration, Christian Studies, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Sport Management

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2160
Total Grad Students: 21
Undergraduate Students: 2139
Faculty: 121

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

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7801 N. Tigerville Road
Tigerville South Carolina 29688


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 29
English 21 31
Math 21 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 440 670
Math 450 650
Writing 460 640

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 58%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -58%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1750

Other Expenses: 6290

Room and Board: 7850

Tuition and Fees: 13396

Total Cost: 29286

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 3140

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 48%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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