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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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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Visit Us

​There’s no better way to get to know Grove City College than to visit us and experience the campus.

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Wedding Information

​Harbison Chapel not only serves as the center of the religious life at Grove City College, but also as a beautiful wedding venue for brides and grooms from around the world.

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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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Media Backgrounder

Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, committed to Christian principles, has striven to be equal in academic quality to the finest four year colleges.

 

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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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