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Grove City College Admissions

Grove City College Admissions

Grove City College Admissions Overview:

Grove City, with an acceptance rate of 82%, is an accessible college. Students interested in applying should visit the school's website for detailed application instructions. In addition to sending in an application, students need to submit SAT or ACT scores, a high school transcript, an essay, and letters of recommendation. While a campus visit and personal interview are not required, they are both strongly encouraged. Contact the admissions office to schedule an appointment, or with any questions you may have!

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • Grove City College Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for GCC
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 531 / 668
    • SAT Math: 529 / 657
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 23 / 29
    • ACT English: 22 / 28
    • ACT Math: 23 / 29

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. Popular sports include golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, swimming, and football.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,336 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,630
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,062
  • Other Expenses: $850
  • Total Cost: $27,542

Grove City College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,072
    • Loans: $11,678

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, English, History, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Political Science
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Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 9%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Water Polo, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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