North Greenville University
Tigerville, SC, USA

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North Greenville University
3.69 Average Rating

Melody from Pendleton, SC

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
North Greenville is a great school with many different opportunities to excel. With a diverse collection of programs, students can find exactly what they need to study.
Am enjoying being here
Aside from educational opportunities, there are many different groups, services, and teams to get involved with. With the whole goal of making a difference for Christ, every group is another chance to have a great support system.
Great for these types of students
Any type of student would be great to be at North Greenville. As a small university student, professors and advisers are more able to give out more help and assistance.
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Emily from Greer, SC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
North Greenville University is such an amazing school. The academics here are top-notch, and the spiritual side to the school is just as good. All of the professors care about each of their students and care about the well-being of their students and want their students to be successful. Professors try to form relationships with all of their students so they can help them in anyway they can.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love being a student here at North Greenville. I'm currently a freshman and will be sophomore in the fall 2011. I have made some of the best friends while being here and everyone here, whether it's faculty or students, is so friendly and welcoming. I've felt right at home since the day I moved into my dorm. Everyone here wants the students to feel like they're at home and wants them to be comfortable.
Bang for the buck
North Greenville is worth every dollar and penny. The education you get while here is amazing, and you couldn't get an education like this at any other university or college.
Tips for prospective students
If you feel that North Greenville is the school for you, come visit! Come see the campus, meet some students, talk to some professors, just feel the environment of this amazing campus!
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Rachel from Franklinton, NC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
the university is fantastically christian, striving to draw students into a deeper relationship with god and well as providing a well-rounded education. all of its courses attempt to show how god intended each subject and how students can use the lessons in everyday life to glorify him.
Tips for prospective students
students who come ought to expect an environment in which everyone can utilize their freedom of speech and religion to discuss matters of all religions openly, even with the professors. while there are rules that could be considered strict, if a student attends north greenville university that person is agreeing to obey all rules and will face the consequences if those rules are flouted.
Academic Rigor
n.g.u. is very considerate about student's workloads. in general, the workload is fairly manageable for students who are dedicated to learning. the more work achieved early in the semester, the less stress that accumulates during exams.
Dorm Life
n.g.u. has provided wonderfully secure and homey living arrangements. the dorms are segregated and no one, save maintenance, is allowed to visit the dorms of the opposite gender unless otherwise informed. this arrangement encourages fellowship and aids in ensuring morality on campus.
Food and Dining
the todd dining hall provides an amazing buffet for every meal. the cafeteria staff do a fabulous job of caring for all the students in all capacities. with a variety of foods accompanied by the friendship of fellow students and the cafeteria staff, the cafe is always a relaxing environment.
What to do for fun
there are a variety of activities throughout the week. everything from pool and card games to sports events and even movie nights to bible studies and volunteer groups are available here at n.g. u.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the campus has recently added a 24/7 prayer chapel that is absolutely gorgeous. a famous saying around the campus is ring by spring or your money back! while the saying is all fun and games betwixt studies, that chapel will certainly be put to multiple uses.
Great for these types of students
if students want to learn how christ can make difference in the most ordinary life, then this school is for them. if students desire to earn an education that will astonish others as well as glorifying god, this university is for them. if students want to see a little bit of secure heaven on earth, this home is for them.
Clubs and Activities
student council, baptist student union, language clubs and even debate teams are just a few of the many opportunities on n.g.u. campus. volunteer projects are always waiting both on and off campus for courageous students to assist.
Campus Safety
campus security takes its job very seriously. they will enforce the rules to both students and passerby's, but they always act in kindness and out of love. professionally trained, the campus security is clearly visible at all times and ready to take action at any moment. to god be the glory for the phenomenal operation of n.g.u.'s campus security.
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Emily from Abbeville, SC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I believe that North Greenville University exceeds many colleges by instilling relationships, engaging accademic programs, and increasing movtivation in the hearts of their students. While North Greenville University is a Christian university, North Greenville University offers many broad careers applicable to diverse fields of study. Overall, North Greenville University focuses on making a difference in the lives of attending students and ensuring a passion for their career.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should learn how to study adequately and read the material they are studying. If students can learn how to study effectively, then they will be more able and knowlegeable to exceed in their academics at this university. Reading the given material will teach prospective students the importance of understanding and applying the material which they learn.
Academic Rigor
North Greenville University believes that each individual should be a difference maker in their lives and in the lives of others around them. This university and its students come together to support one another through activities from Baptist Student Union to forming study groups. Athletic teams, campus ministries, student volunteerism, and academic clubs are few of the opportunities to become involved as a student.
Dorm Life
North Greenville Univeristy offers regular and premium housing. While the premium housing includes newer buildings and bigger bathrooms, the regular housing includes larger rooms. Many dorm halls get together to play games, go out to eat, go to the cafeteria together, and to attend academic activities.
Food and Dining
The food and dining is diverse and ranges to meet food allergies and different tastes. Pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers, and chicken sandwiches are given every day along with a special, soup, salad, an American supper, and a dessert bar. Dining services also offer meal replacements under the dining hall for more choices and gives each resident student $65 dollars to Einstein's, a coffee and sandwich shop nearing the campus.
What to do for fun
Downtown Greenville, Caesar's Head trails, and Reedy River are less than thirty minutes from the school for outside activities. Students can get involved with clubs on campus such as the Psychology or Biology Club. There are always activities going on around campus and many activities to do in neighboring areas.
Bang for the buck
North Greenville University provides more than a formal education. This university allows students to build strong friendships with students, academic professors, the president of the university, and provides a strong, applicable education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus house a prayer chapel for students to meet to pray along with an old fashioned bell that chimes every hour during the day. There are swings throughout the campus and it is believed that different swings represent engagement, talking to someone, and just friends. Also, when the president walks throughout the campus, he is known to give hugs and smile to everyone he passes.
Great for these types of students
North Greenville University offers strong academic careers in psychology, biology, education, business, Christian ministries, and mathematics. This school will meet the expectations of students wanting to engage in and learn how to critically think in a specific field of study.
Clubs and Activities
Psychology clubs and other clubs not only do activities associated with their major, but also do volunteer work together.
Campus Safety
Campus security answers calls at any time and works to ensure that the safety needs of every individual is met at all times.
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Jeffrey from Rock Hill, SC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
north greenville is an incredible school with a strong christian focus. the professors are top of the line and the campus is incredibly friendly. north greenville university is an incredible school.
Tips for prospective students
students planning to come here should come with an attitude ready to work, but an open mind to meet new people and have fun!
Academic Rigor
the academics here are some of the best. the professors are carefully examined, so only the best teach.
Dorm Life
the dorm life is very open, so meeting people is not hard. there is enough privacy to get work done while having fun with friends at the same time.
Food and Dining
the cafe is very good with plenty of options. there is also a grill downstairs which is very delicious.
What to do for fun
there are several options for fun such as intramural sports, hanging out in the stud, tennis, volleyball, and basketball. several field for frisby are always open. there is also bowling close by!
Bang for the buck
the price is lower compared to the academics you receive!
Clubs and Activities
baptist student union
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mary from fair play, sc

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
out of all the schools i researched when deciding where i wanted to attend college, north greenville was the most compassionate and personable. every staff member i was in contact with communicated with me in both a professional manner and as if i was an old friend. they made me feel as if i was already apart of their community and were extremley joyous about it.
Tips for prospective students
i advise students to be ready for a lot of smiling faces. i cannot recall one staff member i talked to while on campus that didn't talk to me with a cheerful tone. everyone there seems genuinly happy to help with any issue or question you have. the campus is beautiful and very well kept and also the perfect size; its not so small that you feel cramped, but its not huge to the point where you cannot find your classes. i was super anxious about going to college, but after visiting the campus and meeting staff all fear and anxiety is gone.
Academic Rigor
i haven't actually attended ngu yet, so i haven't exaclty taken a class to be able to give my own personal feedback. but several friends that attend there, including my older sister would probably say that rating is accurate. from what i've been told: several courses are very vigorous and mentaly challenging, but with so many places to seek academic help, you won't die from the stress or mental anguish. lots of professors have open door policies and tutoring is always an option.
Dorm Life
one of the biggest factors for me when i was applying for college was the dorm style. i really wanted a suite style room and ngu's dorms are for the most part suite style. the rooms are spacious and have lots of built in storage. the laundry is free and each dorm hall requires a student card to get in. none of the dorms are co-ed and guys are not aloud inside the halls, let alone the rooms. if you request a specific roomate, counsleors will you a specific process to pick the roomate they believe is best suited to you.
Food and Dining
in the cafe, their are so many options to choose from. whether you're craving some homestyle cooking or cheesy pizza they've got it. the food lines surround the outer walls and the seating takes up all the inner space. you are also aloud to take food with you back to your dorm if you're not up to socializing, but if you like to meet new people, the cafe is a great place to start. there is also a papa john's, einstien bagels, and thai place located on campus if you want a break from cafe food that isn't out of the way.
What to do for fun
north greenville has a flourishing amount of clubs. whether you're into improv and dancing, or you love to hike and do archery, ngu probably has a club where you'll feel at home. ngu is also surrounded by beaufiul mountains with an abundance of trails to hike. sporting events are also free for students, so if you love to cheer your school on, you wont have to clean out your wallet to do so.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
-there is a tree on campus where you bring a mug to hang up, and take one that you like.

-there are several white swing benches located around campus. people say that if you sit on one with the opposite sex you'll have a "ring by spring".

-one of my favourite places on campus is the prayer chapel. it's a small, beautiful building centrally located where students can go to either right down a prayer request, or pray for a request you see written down.

-ngu is kind of weird when it comes to dancing. it is supposedly not aloud, but the times i've been on campus i've seen people dancing. including a dance off during halftime of a football game.
Campus Safety
if students come back to campus after midnight, they have to go through the security entrance. if you were studying in a friends dorm or were in the library late at night and don't want to walk back to your dorm in the dark, security will come and pick you up. the security team also really loves to give out parking violations, so be careful where and how you park!
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Aaron from Fountain Inn, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
NGU has a small population so it's easy to get to know others.
NGU is very family friendly and serious about promoting a Christian atmosphere.
The professors are very supportive.
Tips for prospective students
Visit so you can experience how great a small atmosphere can be.
Develop a good relationship with your admissions counselor - if they know you by name, they will look out for scholarships for you.
Come to a sporting event - you'll love the NGU spirit!!!
Academic Rigor
Whew! Adjusting to college studies as oppose to high school is challenging. Good thing the professors are there for you and the class sizes are small.
Dorm Life
At NGU, a Baptist college, room checks are done weekly. They really expect us (guys) to live in a decent environment. Also, all of my housemates are cordial and we get along.
Food and Dining
Cafeteria food is average. Other places on campus- the STUD, Papa John's, etc. are wonderful. You can use your campus bucks at these places.
What to do for fun
School sporting events, intramural sports, cookouts, movies on campus, talent shows, community service, activities in the game room.
Bang for the buck
I came to NGU knowing no one. I am African American, which makes up a very small percent of the population as well as the staff. I can truly say I have been welcomed and have made great friends. It's a great atmosphere.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
NGU has a outdoor Chapel where students can come and meditate but you have to be quiet. This is a great place to go sit and think and not be expected to talk, especially when I'm having a challenging day. There is so much peace in the Chapel!!!
Great for these types of students
If you are quiet, a loner, not a big talker, this is a good place because during freshman orientation, it is set up to make you form friendships. You can't help it!!!
I not a big talker, but I met three guys the 1st day of orientation and we are best friends now.
Clubs and Activities
All the common clubs found on all campuses that are major oriented. Lots of community service and missions activities are available. I especially like the intramural sports.
Greek Life
Christian college. They don't do Greek frats and sorors. But I feel like enough clubs and activities exist and you won't miss out.
Campus Safety
Campus security take pride in knowing you by name when you are law abiding. You don't won't to disobey the law; they know you!!! Friendly campus security.
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Chelsea from Spartanburg, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
North Greenville has a beautiful campus.
The faculty really care about you and get to know you.
The environment is Christ centered and all the people who attend are like family
Tips for prospective students
This is a great school to go to.
Academic Rigor
They have a top tiered program
Dorm Life
The dorms are small but nice.
Food and Dining
The food is way better than your the food your high school serves
What to do for fun
Downtown Greenville is less than 30 minutes away and there is a lot to do down there.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a beautiful prayer garden. We also have snowball fights whenever there is snow
Clubs and Activities
Lots of clubs and activities to choose from
Greek Life
No Greek life
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Samantha from North Charleston, SC

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
North Greenville is really well priced for a private university. It doesn't have a lot of hidden fees either. The paperwork is straightforward and you will know exactly what you are paying for and how much.
Tips for prospective students
To get the most out of North Greenville University, get involved immediately. Find clubs, organizations, and intramural sports you enjoy. North Greenville is full of terrific people. Take every chance you have to meet people with common interests.
Great for these types of students
North Greenville is fantastic for students who want a small school environment and a chance to develop lots of relationships with both fellow students and professors. Class sizes are small, so there is a lot of professor to student interaction.
North Greenville has very strong business and education programs, so it is ideal for students pursuing either major. The university has a great success rate in finding internships and jobs for students in both of these majors.
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a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes are small and manageable. Teachers, for the most part, genuinely care about their students. Most of the professors know students by name, and that makes them feel like more than just a number or a grade. The classes are challenging, but not overly difficult. With time-management and good study habits, NGU is a great place to attain your desired degree.
Am enjoying being here
Almost everyone is really friendly! Students are polite and have no problem helping you find anything you need. The smaller size of the campus promotes unity among the student body. When you recognize people, it helps in feeling comfortable. The dorms are nice, and the rules are not overly strict. Christianity is emphasized at NGU, which creates a pleasant atmosphere.
Bang for the buck
Though there are many generous scholarships for residents of South Carolina, the tuition at NGU is not unreasonable for a private, Christian university. The dorm rooms are nice, and many are new. The education is good, and the cafeteria holds a variety of tasteful food for every meal. NGU students receive free access to every home athletic event.
Tips for prospective students
Do not come to NGU if you are not willing to follow the rules listed in the handbook. You will not enjoy yourself, and you will probably get kicked out.
Great for these types of students
Christ-serving, easy-going, students who do not like big schools. NGU is a lot like high school, without the dramatics and with much more freedom.
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