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Motto: Wholehearted.
President Kenneth A. Smith
School type Private
Religious affiliation Reformed Presbyterian
Founded 1848
Location Main Campus:
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Branch Campuses:
China
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Enrollment 2,200
Faculty 79 (full time)
Campus surroundings Suburban
Campus size 55 acres (223,000 m²)
Sports teams Golden Tornadoes

Geneva College is a small, private, liberal arts college located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1848 in Northwood, Ohio, by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva was named after the Swiss center of the Reformed faith movement. In 1880, the College moved to Beaver Falls and built a campus on land donated by the Harmony Society.

Geneva offers undergradate degree programs in the arts and sciences, and masters degree programs in Counseling, Higher Education, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Special Education.

The school's sports teams are called the Golden Tornadoes. Except for the football team, the teams participate in the NAIA and the American Mideast Conference. The football team participates in the Mid-States Football Association.

Geneva College bills itself the "Birthplace of College Basketball." The first recorded basketball game involving a college team occurred at Geneva College on April 8, 1893 when the Geneva College Covenanters defeated the New Brighton YMCA.

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Geneva College was also the original name of Hobart College in Geneva, New York. Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from the college in 1849, becoming the first medical doctor to qualify in the United States. The college was renamed Hobart Free College in 1852 and then to its present name in 1860.

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