Geneva is a private, four-year comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences, and professional studies.
Geneva College is located off PA Route 18 on a campus of 55 acres in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, which is 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
Geneva was founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) in Northwood, Ohio in 1848. The college moved to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in 1880.
The college is named in honor of Geneva, Switzerland, which was the center of the 16th century Reformed Christian faith movement.
Geneva has had 19 Presidents in its 165-year history.
Motto: Pro Christo et Patria (For Christ and Country).
2015-16 Tuition costs and fees (per semester): $12,725; Room and board (per semester): $4,815
Nearly 100% of Geneva College students receive financial aid.
About 70% of students complete internships.
Geneva has earned the approval of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability for its fundraising and financial practices.
Geneva is one of only 121 colleges in North America and only one of four colleges in Pennsylvania to be approved for membership in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
Within six months of commencement, nearly 90% of 2013 Geneva graduates were working or in grad school.
Academics & Faculty
Since 1923, Geneva College has been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Of Geneva's 76 full-time faculty members, 78% have earned doctorates.
Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
Average class size: 15 students
Geneva awards associate and bachelor's degrees in 36 undergraduate major areas of study.
The majors with the highest enrollment are Business, Engineering, Education, Biology, Communication, Psychology, Student Ministry, and Human Services.
Geneva offers master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Counseling, Higher Education, Leadership Studies and Organizational Leadership.
Geneva′s general engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, one of only 15 CCCU schools to offer and ABET-accredited, four-year engineering program.
Geneva's business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).
Geneva's chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society since 1958, a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.
Geneva's Master of Arts in Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
At convenient locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Geneva offers an Adult Degree Programs for adult students to finish a degree in Human Resources, Human Services, Community Ministry or Organizational Development in 16 months.
Adult Degree Programs offers five fully online majors—Child and Family Services, Organizational Leadership, Human Resources, Leadership Studies, and Management.
Geneva College′s Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM), located in Pittsburgh, educates urban students in southwestern Pennsylvania for effective service in their local communities.
Current traditional undergraduate student body enrollment is 1,254
Traditional undergraduate student body is about 50% men, 50% women
Non-traditional undergraduate students: 200
Graduate students: 250
Geneva has a diverse student body, with students representing 39 states and nine nations.
Freshman average SAT score: 1045; ACT: 24
Freshman average high school GPA: 3.5
Freshman Retention Rate: 83.3%
There are seven residence halls to accommodate residential students.
Co-curricular activities at Geneva include, but are not limited to: campus clubs, student leadership, intramural sports, theater, concert choir, concert and marching bands, student publications and Christian ministries.
The Genevans, the college's traveling musical ambassadors, perform throughout the United States or Europe and/or Asia every year.
The Geneva College Golden Tornadoes are members of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division III, as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Men's sports: football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, cross country, and soccer.
Women's sports: basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, cross country, soccer, and softball.
Cal Hubbard, a 1927 Geneva grad, is the only athlete to ever be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame.
In 1986, Geneva's Charles Hawthrone broke the record of having scored the most career points for a college basketball player in western Pennsylvania.
Team colors: Old Gold & White.
Indoor sports are played in Metheny Fieldhouse (3,000 capacity).
Track & Field and Soccer matches are played at the Merriman Athletic Complex.
Football games are played at Geneva's Reeves Field (7,500 capacity), where Joe Namath played his high school games.
In the Community
Freshmen participate in the Learning and Transition Course (SSC101), which includes an orientation to Beaver Falls and required community engagement service during the first 8 weeks of class. Students serve 2-3 hours at a variety of locations which include soup kitchens, community gardens, rails to trails, building and renovation, food pantry, after school programs, community art, nursing homes and several other opportunities.
Student leaders work with 9 different community partners to provide service opportunities for students throughout the year. Partnerships include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tiger Pause, TRAILS Ministry, Community Gardens, Habitat for Humanity, Stray Cat Studios, Produce to People, Providence Care Center, and Spaces in Between.
85,000 visitors come to the campus each year: 2,500 prospective students, families and friends; 1,000 for alumni events; 13,000 for seminars, conferences, commencement, etc.; 70,000 for sporting and cultural events.
Geneva's newest academic building is Rapp Technical Design Center.
Geneva's McCartney Library, named in honor of evangelist Dr. Clarence Edward Macartney (sic), serves over 3,155 people each year with 167,206 volumes, 879 periodicals and 198,624 units of micro texts and instructional media.