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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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Thiel (pronounced “teel”) 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. A challenging and supportive honors program will push you to grow and learn like you never thought you could!
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. Thiel College maintains affiliations with:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Pennsylvania Department of Education
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Council of Independent Colleges
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Statement of Identity
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is an independent liberal arts college in western Pennsylvania, offering innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. Shaped by its Lutheran heritage, Thiel provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment and serves a diverse population of students. Thiel offers robust co-curricular and athletic experiences and fosters lifelong growth, learning, and relationships.
Thiel College prepares students for careers and lives of meaning and purpose and empowers individuals to reach their full potential in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. Promoting educational excellence, innovation, and ethical leadership, the College provides distinctive learning opportunities for students and serves as an asset for the region’s social, economic, and educational development.
Over the next five years, Thiel College will embrace and project a bold and dynamic culture of innovation and creative leadership. The campus community will collaborate to advance a compelling mission, adopting innovative approaches to student learning, curriculum development, community partnerships, and campus activities. The College will create new opportunities for students, faculty and staff to advance innovation and develop as creative leaders. New business, community and educational partnerships will extend the College’s reach and provide experiential learning, internships and networking opportunities for students. While continuing to foreground its core value of providing highly personalized learning experiences in a caring and supportive campus environment, the College will expand its use of technology to enhance student learning, increase collaboration and modernize all aspects of campus programs and services.
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