Grove City College

Grove City College

Grove City College is a Christian, liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1876 as the Pine Grove Normal Academy. It was given its present name in the year 1884. The college sits on a rural campus in downtown Grove City. It enrolls more than 2,000 students annually.

Students of Grove City College can choose from courses in the fields of art, literature, science, engineering, mathematics, western civilization, and Biblical revelation. The two schools under this college are:

  • The Albert A. Hopeman, Jr., School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • The Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters

Grove City College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Wolverines. They are members of the Presidents' Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division III. They participate in football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cross country, swimming, basketball, baseball, water polo, track, rugby, lacrosse, golf, and softball.

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Grove City College
100 Campus Dr
Grove City , PA 16127-2104
General Phone: (724) 458-2000

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Grove City Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts135French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management116accounting, business communications, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, financial management, international business, marketing studies, business and related services
Science72biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, physics
Engineering67electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management
Education and Teaching53elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, chemistry teaching, physics teaching
Media40communication studies
Religion and Philosophy27philosophy, religion
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science
Music7music, music performance, music management, various music studies

Number of programs and degrees for Grove City in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56839

Grove City Student Body

In 2007-2008, Grove City had a total enrollment of 2,504 students (2,521 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 46%
20-21 44%
22-24 8%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York7%
New Jersey5%
New Hampshire2%
North Carolina1%
(International Students)1%

Grove City Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %

Grove City Room and Board (2007)

Grove City offers campus housing for 2,305 of its 2,521 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Grove City, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Grove City Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570702
SAT Math580687
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2630
ACT Composite2630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Grove City Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,074
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,074
Room and board $ 6,440
Room charge $ 3,660
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,780
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 850

Financial Aid:
Grove City participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 326900)

Grove City Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Presidents' Athletic Conference
Basketball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Baseball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Track Presidents' Athletic Conference

Grove City Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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