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 96 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>>

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>>


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>>

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.
Christian College of Distinction (2013)
The College was just one of four Pennsylvania schools to be recognized as a Christian College of Distinction. Colleges of Distinction stated that Grove City excels in the “Four Distinctions” of engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. Read more>>



Consumers Digest Magazine (2011)
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.


Young America's Foundation
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.
 


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

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Grove City College seeks talented young men and women from around the world to bring their demonstrated academic abilities, work ethic and maturity to campus.

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Commuter Life

​​If you live nearby, commuting is another way to experience Grove City College. ​​

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Current Cost

Total annual cost for tuition, room & board, and a notebook computer that is yours to keep when you graduate, is $21,956 for all degree programs.

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As a part of our holistic admissions process, the interview gives each student the opportunity to highlight his/her accomplishments and involvements in high school, goals for the future, and any other areas of interest to an admissions counselor.

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