Grove City College

100 Campus Dr, Grove City, United States
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Overview of Grove City College

About this school

Grove City, founded in 1876, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 150-acre campus is located near the center of Grove City, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.
  • Website


    www.gcc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,373
    • Men:1,216 (51.2%)
    • Women:1,157 (48.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Grove City College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 20
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Grove City, PA  16127-2104
Phone
(724) 458-2100
Fax
(724) 458-3395
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 20
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 20
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, January 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,783 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 822 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 961 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
636 (45%) of 1,424 admitted students enrolled
Women
300 (42%) of 712 admitted students enrolled
Men
336 (47%) of 712 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.74
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
607 average |534-662 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
625 average |537-587 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
19%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |23-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
27%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
23%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $17,254 (60.5318551782206%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,400 (32.97782767330901%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (3.5082795397137243%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $850 (2.9820376087566656%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Grove City College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
462 (72.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
326 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
326 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$7,989
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 326 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,989
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 184 (56.4%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 40 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
59 (9.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,670

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,337 (57.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,072 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,063 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
96 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$7,424
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,057 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,424
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 695 (65.4%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 90 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
406 (17.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,936

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,747
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


155

Part-Time Faculty


91

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
413,619

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
50
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Grove City College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


78.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,232

Nearest Metropolitan Area


180 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Pittsburgh

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
159 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Grove City
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


95% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


5%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Grove City College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, warriors for christ, orchesis, orientation board, association for women students (aws), young life

Sororities


20% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,315

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,373
Women
1,157
Men
1,216

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 1.3% Black/African-American
  • 1.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 92.3% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 13 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources