Grove City College is one of America’s best colleges, according to The Princeton Review’s influential annual guide to the nation’s outstanding colleges and universities.
Inclusion in the “The Best 386 Colleges” puts Grove City College among the top 15 percent of the nation’s higher education institutions. The educational testing and prep company’s guide looks at a variety of student-centered metrics, including cost, value, academics and quality of life. The College is also identified as a “Best Northeastern” school and a “Best Value College” in the 2021 edition, which was released Tuesday.
“Our inclusion on this prestigious list year after year is a wonderful affirmation of Grove City College and our clear distinctiveness in the world of higher education. The combination of our high value education and the remarkable character and capability of our students truly sets us apart,” Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said.
Grove City College’s Office of Career Services (CSO) and Counseling Center earned high marks in the guide’s student survey results, which poll student opinion on various aspects of college life. The Office of Career Services is ranked 8th in the nation and the Counseling Center 14th. The College also holds the number 8 spot on The Princeton Review’s list of best schools for internships.
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 Princeton Review.
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.
Grove City College has the lowest tuition of any private college in the state of Pennsylvania at $18,930 for the 2020-21 academic year. Graduates have a 96-percent success rate, based on career and graduate school placement six months after graduation. Alumni earn higher than average starting ($55,000) and mid-career ($105,500) salaries, according to PayScale.
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