Benefits of Independence

Benefits of Independence

​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. Operating on a balanced budget, the College refuses federal aid and remains virtually debt-free, proving that higher education can provide an affordable, first-rate education without government interference.

Grove City College exemplifies the American ideals of individual liberty and responsibility—Grove City College practices what it preaches.

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Alumni Council

​The Grove City College Alumni Council is a body of alumni who serve in an advisory capacity to the College on matters crucial to the College’s more than 25,000 living alumni. Each year, three Alumni Council members sit on the Board of Trustees.

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Our Leadership Team

Seven vice presidents at Grove City College lead the strategic directives of the College—from fundraising to curriculum, and from facilities and technology to the financial viability of the institution.

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History

​When the 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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Past Presidents

Grove City College was the dream and lifelong work of the Ketler and Pew families. In 1876, Grove City College began with 13 students. By the turn of the century, the enrollment had grown to 660 students.

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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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