Grove City College

Undergraduates: 2491
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $14,880.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,880.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1205 / 27 / 3.72
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 81%

Grove City College is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,506, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Grove City College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 141. Its tuition and fees are $14,880 (2013-14).

The mission of the business programs at Grove City College is to prepare our students to become effective and ethical leaders in business as well as in society as a whole. This mission incorporates the following learning outcomes: 1. Business Knowledge and Analytical Skills � Our students will possess the knowledge and analytical skills necessary in their professional field. 2. Communication Skills � Our students will possess the written and verbal skills needed to communicate effectively within the business environment. 3. Ethics � Our students will develop an understanding of business which reflects its moral and ethical responsibilities to all potential stakeholders. 4. Global Perspective � Our students will develop an understanding of the global and multi-cultural issues in the current business environment.

When the College was chartered, a broad, Christian-based cultural consensus prevailed in America. By charter, the doors of the College were open to qualified students "without regard to religious test or belief." The founders of Grove City College, consciously avoiding narrow sectarianism, held a vision of Christian society transcending denomination, creeds and confessions. They were committed to the advancement of free enterprise, civil and religious liberty, representative government, arts and letters, and science and technology. Believing that the fruits of civilization would be destroyed if religious and ethical roots were allowed to wither, the founders intended that the claims of Christ as God and Savior and of inspired Scripture be presented to all. They hoped that through its program of intellectual, moral and spiritual education, Grove City College would produce young leaders, whatever their creed or confession, capable of pushing civilization forward on every frontier. Grove City College remains true to the vision of its founders. Rejecting relativism and secularism, it fosters intellectual, moral, spiritual and social development consistent with a commitment to Christian truth, morals and freedom. Rather than political, ideological, or philosophical agendas, objective truth continues as the goal of liberal learning. The core of the curriculum, particularly in the humanities, consists of books, thinkers and ideas proven across the ages to be of value in the quest for knowledge. Intellectual inquiry remains open to the questions religion raises and affirms the answers Christianity offers. The ethical absolutes of the Ten Commandments and Christ's moral teachings guide the effort to develop intellect and character in the classroom, chapel and co-curricular activities. And while many points of view are examined, the College unapologetically advocates preservation of America's religious, political and economic heritage of individual freedom and responsibility.


David M. Bailey � guitarist, singer-songwriter Peter Boettke � professor of economics at George Mason University and editor of the Review of Austrian Economics Arthur Schwab - U.S. federal district court judge and GCC adjunct professor Jim Van Eerden - entrepreneur, brand strategist, media producer, co-founder of Helixx Partners, LLC George Clark Southworth - engineer and physicist who helped discover waveguides R.J. Bowers � NFL football player,[dead link] College Football's all-time rushing leader until October 2007. Scott Bullock � senior attorney and founding member of Institute For Justice Bill Deasy � singer-songwriter, author of the novel 'Ransom Seaborn' (Winner of the 2006 Needle Award for best novel). Former lead singer of the popular Pittsburgh-area band 'The Gathering Field' Scott Hahn � author, Roman Catholic theologian and apologist. Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville Matt Kibbe � president and CEO of FreedomWorks Brian Leftow � theistic and analytic philosopher. Holder of the Nolloth Chair in the Philosophy of Religion, Oriel College, Oxford University. Author of Time and Eternity (1991) and over fifty papers in philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and the history of medieval philosophy. Paul McNulty � former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Joseph Howard Pew � founder and former president of Sun Oil Company Lawrence Reed president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Sean W. Rowe � Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern PA Spike Shannon � former professional baseball player who played with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. The National League leader in runs scored in 1907 with the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) Gary Peters - former MLB player who played for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, earned Chicago White Sox All-Century Team honors Frank Smith - MLB player, nicknamed "Piano Mover" R. C. Sproul, Jr.� Calvinist Christian minister and theologian Harold Willis Dodds � 15th president of Princeton University

Chief_administrator: Richard Jewell (President)
Fax: 7244583395
Phone: 7244582000
Geographic region: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA
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Undergraduate application fee: $50.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No