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Grove City College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Grove City College

Grove City College

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Grove City College Description:

Grove City College is a private liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania, between Erie and Pittsburgh. Grove City is a non-denominational Christian college whose mission emphasizes faith and freedom. To graduate from Grove City, all students must attend chapel 16 times a semester. Grove City has unusually low tuition for a private college, and it also has been recognized for its overall quality and its status as a top conservative college. The college has impressive retention and graduation rates. In athletics, the Grove City Wolverines compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,506 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,212
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,744
  • Other Expenses: $850
  • Total Cost: $23,806

Grove City College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54%
    • Loans: 38%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,383
    • Loans: $10,598

Scholarships for Grove City College (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, English, History, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Political Science

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Grove City College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.gcc.edu/about/whoweare/Pages/Mission.aspx

"Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, committed to Christian principles, has striven to be equal in academic quality to the finest four year colleges. It seeks to provide liberal and professional education of the highest quality that is within the reach of families with modest means who desire a college that will strengthen their children's spiritual and moral character.

When the College was chartered, a broad, Christian-based cultural consensus prevailed in America. By charter, the doors of the College were open to qualified students "without regard to religious test or belief." The founders of Grove City College, consciously avoiding narrow sectarianism, held a vision of Christian society transcending denomination, creeds, and confessions. They were committed to the advancement of free enterprise, civil and religious liberty, representative government, arts and letters, and science and technology. Believing that the fruits of civilization would be destroyed if religious and ethical roots were allowed to wither, the founders intended that the claims of Christ as God and Savior and of inspired Scripture be presented to all. They hoped that through its program of intellectual, moral, and spiritual education, Grove City College would produce young leaders, whatever their creed or confession, capable of pushing civilization forward on every frontier.

Grove City College remains true to the vision of its founders. Rejecting relativism and secularism, it fosters intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social development consistent with a commitment to Christian truth, morals, and freedom. Rather than political, ideological, or philosophical agendas, objective truth continues as the goal of liberal learning. The core of the curriculum, particularly in the humanities, consists of books, thinkers, and ideas proven across the ages to be of value in the quest for knowledge. Intellectual inquiry remains open to the questions religion raises and affirms the answers Christianity offers. The ethical absolutes of the Ten Commandments and Christ's moral teachings guide the effort to develop intellect and character in the classroom, chapel, and cocurricular activities. And while many points of view are examined, the College unapologetically advocates preservation of America's religious, political, and economic heritage of individual freedom and responsibility."

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