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Grove City College

  • Grove City, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • Not Reported
    student ratio
  • 648
    total students
  • $15,550 | $15,550
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 81%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 602
    sat math
  • 603
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

Grove City College Offers Students a Friendly and Close-knit Living and Learning Community

With the vast majority of students living on campus, Grove City College is truly a place to call home. Opportunities to socialize and engage in the many impromptu activities are always available to students. The close-knit community at the college helps incoming students comfortably make the transition from living at home to being on their own for the first time, and the ten single-sex residence halls at Grove City are always comfortable and well-maintained. The result is a high-quality living and learning environment that is conducive to both study and fun. With the college located just 60 miles from Pittsburgh, students enjoy additional opportunities for entertainment, activities, and growth. Museums, professional sporting events, restaurants, and other cultural and entertainment venues in nearby Pittsburgh provide a big-city atmosphere, while Grove City and the college campus offer a taste of small-town Americana.

The Dedicated Faculty and Rigorous Academics Provide Students with Classic Liberal Arts and Professional Educations

Maintaining the Christian principles upon which it was founded, the college provides professional and liberal arts educations for its students. Grove City College demands a level of rigor in academic studies, ensuring well-educated and well-rounded graduates with high levels of cultural literacy and communication skills. Among their courses, students are required to take 46 credit hours of general education classes focusing on humanities; studies in science, faith and technology; social sciences; quantitative and logical reasoning; laboratory sciences; physical education and foreign language. In addition to this core curriculum, students may choose from a vast array of majors and areas of study that range from the humanities to the hard sciences. A highly-dedicated faculty provides the basis for educational excellence at Grove City and offers a level of one-to-one support not often encountered, even at small colleges. Education takes place well beyond the college's classroom walls. A variety of opportunities, including international education, study abroad, research opportunities, and more, are widely available, and students regularly take advantage of these opportunities to expand their educational horizons.

Going Beyond Academics, Grove City College Provides Opportunities Outside the Classrooms

While the focus on academics is demanding, the college's administrators fully understand the importance of education outside of the classroom setting. The result is a college rich in extracurricular student activities that range from student organizations and clubs to NCAA athletics. Among the 145 student organizations and activities at Grove City are honor societies, service organizations, departmental clubs, a unique dance troupe, various musical clubs and programs, a thriving Greek system, various Christian groups, a college-owned radio stations, a variety of college publications, drama clubs, and a host of others. The college also offers athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level of NCAA Division III athletics in a wide variety of sports. For those not engaged in NCAA sports, but who still wish to engage in competitive athletics, the intramural sports programs and club sports at Grove City have always thrived and continue to be among the most popular student activities on campus.

Opportunity Abounds at Grove City College, With On-Campus Jobs, Scholarships, and Financial Aid Readily Available

Academic strength, low charges, and an authentic Christian environment make Grove City College one of America's best values. On-campus employment, various scholarship programs, and a wide array of financial aid opportunities make the college a great choice. The college's Student Employment Office maintains a thriving student employment system whereby students can earn money for tuition, books, and living expenses. Likewise, loans and other financial aid are available to students based on need. Students regularly make use of scholarships and state grants to help pay for their studies.

This Top-Ranked Conservative Christian College Is an Amazing Value for Students

Year after year, Grove City College is rated highly by a variety of publications. Past reviews and awards have included being named one of America's Best Value Colleges, a Top Ten Conservative College, one of America's Best Colleges, an All American College and a Career Services Office ranked 16th in the nation. Grove City is one of America's 50 most competitive colleges, but its tuition is less than half the national average for private colleges. That is an amazing value for students and their parents. The dedication of alumni to the College and the ongoing standards of excellence upheld at Grove City speak volumes about the level of educational excellence, value, and spiritual growth offered to students who choose Grove City College.


Location & Contact

100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127-2104
USA

Sarah Gibbs

Director of Admissions

Phone: 724-458-2100
Fax: 724-458-3395
Email: admissions@gcc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering/Industrial Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Accounting and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

81% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,530
    • Accepted1,233
    • Acceptance Rate81%
    • Enrolled648
    • Female Applicants746
    • Females Accepted629
    • Female Acceptance Rate84%
    • Male Applicants784
    • Males Accepted604
    • Male Acceptance Rate77%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.72
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 603 542 669
    • SAT Math 602 537 665
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 24 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$15,550
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,550
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$8,108.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,491
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.49%
    • Black or African American.68%
    • White or Caucasian93.14%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.2%
    • Asian1.89%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races1.77%
    • Unknown.08%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.76% representing 10 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 94%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Salt Company, Warriors for Christ, Orientation Board, Orchesis, Touring Choir
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Security cameras located around campus and in parking lots

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty211
    • Full-time Percentage64%
    • Part-time Percentage36%
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 2,455 students to 160 faculty


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