BEAVER FALLS -- Geneva College has a waiting list for the first time in its history.

The school has 425 incoming freshmen and room for no more.

President Ken Smith attributes the growing interest to "an affirmation of the value of a high-quality education taught from a Christian perspective."

Geneva is strongly affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. The school traces its roots to a Latin class taught by a minister in Northwood, Ohio in 1837. That grew into a school known as Geneva Hall in 1848, which move to its current location in Beaver Falls in 1880.

The school has nearly 2,000 students, including about 600 graduate students.