Grove City College is one of just three “hidden gems” in the state of Pennsylvania and a leading college nationally with tuition under $25,000 a year, according to College Raptor.
The rankings are part of the college planning platform’s Hidden Gems initiative, which helps students and families find “the best colleges at the best price” according to College Raptor.
Grove City College is identified on the website’s rundowns of Hidden Gems in the Mid East US (which covers Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia) and Hidden Gems with Tuition Under $25K.
To qualify as a “hidden gem,” a college must have undergraduate enrollment of fewer than 7,000 students, fewer than 5,000 applicants and an acceptance rate above 10 percent, according to College Raptor.
“This selection recognizes Grove City College as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including retention rates, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio, endowment per student, selectivity, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics for the most recently available enrollment year,” according to the website.
Grove City College holds the number two spot on College Raptor’s national list of Hidden Gems with Tuition Under $25K. With annual tuition of $18,930 for in- and out-of-state students, the College is the least expensive private school in the state of Pennsylvania.
“Finding hidden gem schools for students is core to how we help families discover great college choices. We take pride in making it easy for students to make those connections through our Hidden Gems Rankings lists by highlighting excellent schools like Grove City College,” Bill Staib, CEO of College Raptor, said.