Grove City College is one of America’s best colleges, according to The Princeton Review’s annual – and influential – guide to the nation’s outstanding colleges and universities.
Inclusion in the 2024 edition of “The Best 389 Colleges,” which was published this week, puts Grove City College among the top 15 percent of the nation’s higher education institutions.
Outstanding academics, interesting professors, Christian community, high quality campus life, and an unwavering focus on student flourishing are among the factors that students value most about Grove City College, according to the guide.
“It’s truly encouraging to be recognized once again as one of the best colleges in America,” Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said. “I’m especially thankful for GCC’s characteristics most valued by students, including our outstanding academics and Christ-centered community.”
The educational testing and prep company’s guide also identifies the College as a Best Value and Best Mid-Atlantic choice for prospective students. Each year, the guide looks at a variety of student-centered metrics, including cost, value, academics, and quality of life when it evaluates schools for inclusion and routinely selects Grove City College for recognition.
The guide does not provide a numerical ranking for colleges but uses student survey data to highlight top performers in specific areas. Grove City College is ranked 18th for Best Student Support and Counseling Services.
The College’s Counseling Center offers an array of mental health services, including individual counseling, consultations, groups, seminars, trainings, and crisis management interventions. As well as serving individual students, the Counseling Center reaches out to the entire campus community to help students understand issues that can affect them emotionally and psychologically.
The guide reports that many students are attracted to the College because of its Christ-centered learning and living environment. “The low cost of tuition is just gravy, as is the strong alumni network and ‘really good reputation with employers,’” according to the guide.
See The Princeton Review guide online at princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges. See Grove City College’s entry here.