#6 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

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North Greenville University overview
Location Tigerville, South Carolina
Online ngu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
North Greenville University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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North Greenville University (NGU) is a private Christian institution located in Tigerville, South Carolina, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 18 miles north of Greenville. Founded in 1892, NGU holds a tradition in liberal arts and offers a range of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. Its academic profile is rooted in a personalized educational approach reflected in a student-faculty ratio that encourages mentorship. The university is moderately selective, focusing on a holistic review of applicants. NGU is recognized for its programs in Business Administration, Education, and Christian Studies. The campus architecture features modern and traditional styles, and the university provides on-campus housing options to foster a close-knit living-learning environment.

In the most recent statistical year 2,197 prospective students applied, and 1,671 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 505 enrolled in the school.  1,815 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 310 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $23,590 plus fees of $0. North Greenville University is ranked 814 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












North Greenville University is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

North Greenville University overview
SAT 980/1210
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.84

Applications Accepted

North Greenville University overview
Applications Due Aug 22, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for North Greenville University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,240
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,000
Budget for Other Expenses$4,970
Total One Year Cost$41,800

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by North Greenville University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Education 16%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 13%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%

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