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Grove City College remains one of the most affordable colleges in America, with tuition rates half of the national average for private, four-year liberal arts colleges.
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Located an hour north of Pittsburgh, Grove City College’s campus affords students the best of small-town life close to the attractions of a major city.
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The founders of Grove City College believed that being surrounded by beauty was essential to a good education. That’s why our campus remains one of the most beautiful in the country.
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Faith and freedom are the pillars upon which Grove City College is built – they are fundamental parts of everything we do and hope to accomplish.

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Grove City College

Grove City College was founded in 1876. From our inception we have endeavored to provide our students with an excellent education at an affordable cost and from a Judeo-Christian worldview. The College offers an excellent classical liberal arts education by dedicated faculty who are experts in their field. With over 50 programs of study and a curriculum designed to educate the whole person, students are equipped with both specialized knowledge in their chosen major as well as cultural understanding to be leaders across a diverse range of professional fields and industries.

Located in a picturesque Pennsylvania town an hour north of Pittsburgh, our students enjoy a campus life that stretches their thinking outside the classroom by engaging in sports, the arts, clubs and other extracurricular activities. And when they graduate, they became part of a worldwide alumni association that provides close personal and professional relationships for a lifetime. Students also enjoy a thriving spiritual life as part of a community that values freedom to explore faith.

We practice what we preach. Grove City College maintains competitively low charges along with its superior academic program. The College operates on a balanced budget, refuses federal aid and remains virtually debt-free, proving that higher education can operate responsibly by providing an affordable, first-rate education without government funding or mandates.


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Who We Are

​Grove City College provides a liberal arts education in the classic sense. Education’s first true purpose, and ours, is to provide a well rounded curriculum that helps students see the broad intellectual landscape of ideas, people and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, our world.

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Faith and Freedom

Committed to the individual freedom that is at the heart of American life, Grove City remains true to its core values of faith and freedom. ​

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Mission

When Grove City 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."​

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Endowment

​Grove City College believes in purposeful accounting of its finances. Most of the College’s operating expenses are covered by student tuition.

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Benefits of Independence

​Grove City College teaches, advocates and operates under the principles of free market economic theory. By putting that theory into practice, the College maintains competitively low costs and a superior academic program.

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Supreme Court Case

​In order to preserve and protect its independence, Grove City College refused federal student beginning in the mid-1980s.

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Accreditations and Affiliations

Grove City College is committed to academic excellence and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the premier accrediting body for U.S. higher education institutions. ​

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Meet Our Team

​True to our commitment to freedom, excellence and independence, Grove City College charges its leadership team with the strategic steering and implementation of College goals.

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What's Going On?

Grove City College is a thriving and vibrant learning community. Sporting events, theater productions, lectures and other events are happening on campus all the time. Find out more about what’s going on at Grove City College.

Our Students and Alumni Matter

There are over 26,000 stories in our alumni history, each as interesting and diverse as the people they spotlight. Check out just a sampling of what Grovers past and present are up to! Just click on a picture to the right and enjoy a snapshot of someone's life.
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  • I was recently asked why I chose to come to Grove City College to study biology. The answer was simple: I wanted to attend a challenging liberal arts institution with Christian values.

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  • ​A plaque on Walt Disney World’s grounds commemorating its opening in 1971 reads: “… May Walt Disney World bring joy and inspiration and new knowledge to all who come to this happy place ... a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn—together."

    Warner Zingg ’91 first experienced Disney’s philosophy when he and his family started visiting the resort not long after it opened, about the time he was five or six years old. From that point Zing...Read More


  • Leah (Acker ’07) Thomas meets me near the Harvard Square “T” stop in Cambridge, Mass. She moves efficiently through the crowd, texting her husband to let him know where he can join us.  We settle in for a bite just off the Square and Thomas begins her introduction, or perhaps lesson, on her research.

    Thomas is a Ph.D. candidate in medical engineering and medical physics through the Harvard-MIT Divi...Read More

  • ​Anna (Watson ’02) Carl has always had a true passion for traveling and exploring the world. Combined with her love of writing, as well as her determined spirit, Carl has made a name for herself. In the short time since graduation, Carl has traveled throughout the world meeting various people, cooking and writing about it. Carl has had an eclectic career thus far, but attributes her numerous jobs to shaping her as a writer and person today. Carl encourages young writers to “do what they love ...Read More