“Another important college has recognized the growing importance (and size) of the classical Christian school renewal and is now helping prepare students to teach at classical Christian schools or homeschools. Naturally, classical Christian administrators and educators should take a look at Grove City College.”
– Dr. Christopher Perrin, Grove City College and Classical Christian Education
Grove City College recognizes that classical Christian education students have a unique opportunity to learn from thoughtful educators as well as spiritual mentors. Why should that end in high school? At Grove City College students can continue their rigorous pursuit of Truth in a Christ-centered community that fosters holistic growth.
We find that classical Christian students have a natural affinity for our humanities core, engaging professors, several dozen courses that appeal to classically educated students, and challenging academics in the liberal arts, sciences (including engineering and computer science), business, and classical Christian education, as well as our vibrant campus community and high regard for arts, athletics, and aesthetics.
Since our 1876 founding we’ve understood education as a means to growing in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord (Col. 2:3), empowering motivated students like you to pursue Truth freely, grow in deep-rooted community, and confidently follow your calling to glorify God and help others flourish. With an education grounded in the timeless truths of Scripture and a renowned humanities core, Grove City will equip you to make a meaningful impact through your vocation as you lead and serve wherever God calls you.
No matter your major, as a Grove City student, you will benefit from taking our Humanities Core—a five-course series spanning history, Bible, aesthetics, literature, and worldview that will enrich your perspective on "the good life" while cultivating empathy and a clear understanding of the world and your place in it.
Through reading, discussion, research, and writing, you will also sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills—both of which will help you contribute to your future career field more thoughtfully and profoundly.
We offer two classical minors that complement many of our 60+ majors in the liberal arts and sciences. Refer to gcc.edu/minors for further details and course descriptions.
21 credit hours required. Students must take one relevant class from three of the following categories with the remaining 12 elective credits chosen from any of these categories: Anthropology, Art, Biblical & Religious Studies, Classical Christian Education, Greek, History, Latin, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Rhetoric.
Classical Christian Education
23 credit hours required. Students must complete 21 hours as required by the Classical Studies minor, plus a two-hour internship. Students pursuing this minor must take Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education (HIST 204), Medieval Europe (HIST 208), and Seminar in Classical & Christian Education (HIST 410), plus an Internship in Classical Christian Education to receive two elective credits for Internship in Religion (RELI 480).
Many of our students obtain internships with Grove City Christian Academy (K-12 school and ACCS member located in town, where our current Vice President for Student Recruitment served on the board for 16 years). Moreover, dozens of our graduates are heavily recruited by headmasters around the country for full-time teaching positions at classical Christian schools.
Our course offerings span various disciplines that align well with a classical Christian education. Click below to view a sampling of relevant courses.
We offer abundant research and professional development opportunities that are typical of large universities but in the context of a culture that largely reflects the nature and quality of a classical education.
With an intimate 13-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21, Grove City students are encouraged and challenged to personally engage with faculty mentors and classmates.
A notable 97% of our 2,300 students reside on campus, forging lasting friendships with likeminded peers and sharpening each other “just as iron sharpens iron” (Proverbs 27:17).
We offer 150+ student-led clubs and organizations through which students pursue their passions and grow in leadership and service—including 22 varsity sports (NCAA Division III), over 25 music ensembles (open to all majors), and 21 campus ministry groups.
Our graduates leave Grove City well prepared to thrive, thanks in large part to our Office of Career Services—ranked #4 in the nation (The Princeton Review). We’ve earned spot #8 on The Princeton Review’s list of Top 25 Best Schools for Internships. Also, 96% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, going on to earn salaries that put us in the top 13% in the country for alumni earnings.
Grove City College is an Associate Member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools. We were also one of the first schools nationwide to adopt the Classic Learning Test and have been a strong supporter of the CLT from the beginning.