How We Rank

Grove City College annually ranks among some of the best colleges and universities in both Pennsylvania and the United States. While we tend to measure success by things such as our 95 percent job and graduate school placement rate for members of the class of 2013, we are also proud of our other national rankings.



Money Magazine (2014)
Grove City College is ranked in the top 10 percent of “Best Colleges for Your Money” nationally and number six among Pennsylvania schools. Money looks at the quality of education offered, the cost to attend and how much the average graduate makes five years after earning a degree. Read more>>











U.S. News & World Report (2014)
The College is ranked in the top tier of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges based on a number of factors, including graduation and retention rates, faculty quality, student selectivity, financial resources, assessments by other colleges and high school counselors and alumni giving. The College posted strong numbers in several categories, including a 90 percent freshmen retention rate, 82 percent graduation rate and number of freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Read more>>

A separate ranking shows that Grove City College continues to be a top choice for accepted students. The College is one of just 15 schools to achieve an enrollment yield (percentage of accepted students who attend) of greater than 50 percent. Visit site>>









Princeton Review (2014)
The College was once again included the magazine’s annual guide to the nation’s top colleges and universities, and is one of the best schools in the Northeast Region. Overall, the College’s accessibility of professors, academics and campus quality of life were all in the top 25 percent. Read more>>

In addition, the College earned a place as one of 200 schools included in Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition.” Inclusion is based on a “Return-on-Education” (ROE) rating developed by Princeton Review. Read more>>




Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges (2014)
The College’s standing increased overall among 650 undergraduate colleges and universities, and also in the Northeast and among private schools. The magazine cited Grove City’s excellent return on investment for students, with a tuition rate that’s less than half the cost of competitive private schools. Read more>>



Best Choice Schools (2014)
Grove City College is the number one most affordable college with a high four-year graduation rate. The College’s 78 percent graduation rate and $14,880 a year tuition secured it the top spot on the 20-school list, ahead of some of the nation’s leading private and public schools. Read more>>






Great Value Colleges (2014)
Grove City College is ranked sixth out of 25 private schools on a list of Greatest Affordable Colleges in the Northeast by Great Value Colleges. The website cited the College’s high freshmen retention rate and that 96 percent of alumni are working or in graduate school within six months after graduation. The website also noted that students have many opportunities to join clubs, organizations and activities on campus. Read more>>




BestColleges.com (2014)
The College ranked 11th out of 50 in the “Top Christian Colleges” list. The website ranked Christian colleges that offer the best academic programs, student experiences and cited Grove City College’s high retention rate. Visit site>>









Businessinsider.com (2014)
Businessinsider.com ranked the College 82 on its list of “The 106 smartest Liberal Arts Colleges in America.” Colleges and universities on the list emphasize undergraduate studies in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Read more>>

Businessinsider.com also ranked Grove City as one of 50 colleges that is “underrated,” a distinction based on a comparison of U.S. News & World Report rankings and mid-career salary data culled from PayScale.com. Read more>>



Christian College of Distinction (2015)
Grove City College received the Christian College of Distinction recognition for the third year in a row. Colleges of Distinction stated that Grove City excels in the “Four Distinctions” of engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. Read more>>



Niche (2014)
Grove City College was ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in the country with the friendliest students according to Niche. The website, formerly known as CollegeProwler.com, surveyed over 55,000 current students and recent alumni to find which schools have the friendliest students. Visit site>>




Consumers Digest Magazine (2014)
Consumers Digest Magazine ranked Grove City College the number one Top Value Rated private liberal arts college in the nation. Consumers Digest selected colleges based on a formula that blended academic excellence of students with the educational quality as assessed by four- and six-year graduation rates. Visit site>>


Young America's Foundation (2014)
Since 2009, the Young America’s Foundation has consistently listed Grove City as a “Top Conservative College.” The list ranks the overall experience colleges offer, and weighs whether an institution provides a holistic conservative experience for students. Visit site>>
 


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