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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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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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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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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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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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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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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