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​U.S. News ranks Grove City among best liberal arts colleges

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​U.S. News ranks Grove City among best liberal arts colleges


Grove City College is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2014 ranking released recently put the College at number 141 on the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States. Hundreds of colleges and universities were evaluated by the magazine.

The ranking is based on a number of factors, including graduation and retention rates, assessments by other colleges and high school guidance counselors, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Grove City College posted impressive numbers in several categories, most notably its 91 percent freshman retention rate and an 82 percent graduation rate that beat predictions.

The quality of students was also a factor in the College making the “best” list, specifically their above average SAT/ACT scores and high school class rankings. Also of note were the College’s relatively small class sizes and respectable percentage of alumni who expressed their satisfaction by donating to their alma mater.

Grove City College has been included in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for years, evidence of the College’s position as a nationally recognized institution of higher learning. The recognition comes on the heels of the College being named as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes and included in Princeton Review’s “378 Best Colleges” guide.