How We Rank

Year after year, Grove City College ranks among some of the best colleges and universities in both Pennsylvania and the U.S. While we tend to measure success by things such as our 96 percent job and graduate school placement rate for members of the class of 2012, we are also proud that Consumers Digest magazine ranked us No. 1 "Top Value" in private liberal arts education in 2011. Also, we are one of the top wired campuses and most popular liberal arts schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

#1 Top Value Rated by Consumers Digest magazine, June 2011, 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.

#8 Most Popular Liberal Arts College as rated by U.S. News & World Report

#11 Most Wired College campus as rated by U.S. News & World Report

“The Best 377 Colleges” The Princeton Review
Princeton Review’s annual college rankings are based on surveys conducted by 122,000 students at America’s top 377 colleges and universities. Students were asked to rate their college or university in key categories, including academics, administration, campus life, financial aid, selectivity, fire safety and environmental policies, practices and programs. 2011.

Top 15 Career Services Office as ranked by The Princeton Review

“America’s Top Colleges” Forbes
Forbes’ annual ranking of the best 650 undergraduate colleges and universities focuses on quality of teaching, great prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. The rankings seek to ignore an institution’s reputation and ill-conceived metrics that reward wasteful spending. The rankings were prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Production, a Washington, D.C. think tank. 2011.

"Top Conservative College" Young America's Foundation
The Young America’s Foundation has consistently listed Grove City as a “Top Conservative College.” The foundation has compiled its list of the country's Top Conservative Colleges for six straight years. The list ranks the overall experience colleges offer, and weighs whether an institution provides a holistic conservative experience for students.

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Diversity at Grove City College

​Many lessons can be attained in an environment that is multicultural, intellectual and social.

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International Applicants

​The Admissions Committee considers each applicant individually using the following criteria in making its selection

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First-Time Freshmen Applicants

Students applying to Grove City College as freshman applicants can submit their application for either through Early Decision or Regular Decision.

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Music Applicants

​Students desiring to major in music at Grove City College must complete an audition before a faculty committee for acceptance into the music department.

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College Receptions

Members of the Grove City College Admissions team will host receptions at various locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Maryland.

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Why Choose Grove City College?

​Freedom is a word we hear every day. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to pursue happiness.

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