Your freedom of conscience is foundational to the healthy academic community and classroom experience you will find at Grove City College. We hold fast to the belief that all Truth and knowledge begin with Christ, allowing you to rigorously pursue the highest academic excellence.As one of only a few truly independent colleges in the nation, we accept no federal funding to avoid government interference and regulatory strings — ultimately to protect your freedom of conscience informed by biblical Truth. We invite you to discover how this principled stand frees you to find your purpose and bring light to the world through your vocation.
At Grove City College, we cultivate purposeful and principled leaders who are eager to serve the common good. Our mission is to promote the Christian worldview and the foundations of free society. Our campus culture is defined by the values of faithfulness, excellence, community, stewardship, and independence.
Vision, Mission & Values
Through the ongoing generosity of alumni and friends, Grove City College has been able to operate without any federal financial assistance. Our endowment provides private funding to support student scholarships and enables the College to use a straightforward and honest approach to tuition pricing.
As one of the few colleges in America that operates independent of federal funding and oversight, Grove City College provides an education shaped not by fleeting trends or political agendas, but by an enduring institutional mission. Time and again, Grove City College has demonstrated its commitment to the American ideals of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and faith in God.
Benefits of Independence
The measure of an institution is what it is willing to risk in pursuit of its principles. When federal overreach threatened to change the character of Grove City College, its leaders took the case for independent higher education all the way to the United States Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Case