Grove City College


Enrollment: 2,504.

Student Body: 50% female, 50% male, 53% out-of-state, international (9 countries represented). Asian 2%, African American 1%, Caucasian 94%, Hispanic 2%.

Retention and Graduation: 93% freshmen return for sophomore year. 78% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 23% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 17% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 2% grads pursue law degrees. 2% grads pursue business degrees. 2% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 16:1. 128 full-time faculty, 92% hold PhDs, 2% are members of minority groups, 26% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors.

Classes: Most classes have 20-29 students. Most lab/ discussion sessions have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Elementary education and teaching; English language and literature; mechanical engineering. Special Study. Options: Accelerated program, double major, independent study, internships, study abroad, teacher certification program Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.

Career services highlights include: Entrepreneurship-Internships are required of most majors.


Housing: Men s dorms, women’s dorms, fraternity/sorority housing, apartments for single students, theme housing. 100% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Fine arts center, language lab, on-campus preschool, technological learning center.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 15% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 33% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 10% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online. Undergraduates are required to own a computer.


Environment: Rural.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 130 registered organizations, 19 honor societies, 22 religious organizations. 8 fraternities, 8 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor). Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, diving, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track/ field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo.

On-Campus Highlights: Student union, chapel, Hall of Arts and Letters, fitness center, Ketler Recreation Room.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.8. 51% in top 10% of high school class, 85% in top 25% of high school class, 97% in top 50% of high school class. 74% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 568-682. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 563-685. ACT middle 50% range 25-30. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213. Minimum web-based TOEFL 79.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, interview, level of applicant s interest, religious affiliation/commitment. Important factors considered include: Recommendation(s), extracurricular activities, geographical residence. Other factors considered include: Class rank, alumni/ae relation, first generation, racial/ethnic status, state residency, talent/ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 3 foreign language, 2 social studies, 2 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,660 applied, 74% admitted, 53% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, standardized test scores, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $50. Early decision application deadline 11/15. Regular application deadline 2/1. Regular notification 3/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $13,088. Room and board $7,132. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: Institution’s own financial aid form Financial aid filing deadline 4/15. Priority financial aid filing date 4/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on or about 3/26.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the schools own gift aid. Loans: State loans, private loans.

Student Employment: Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,500. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 42% freshmen, 36% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 5% freshmen, 3% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 20% freshmen, 22% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 42% freshmen, 38% undergrads receive any aid. 45% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $24,895.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, leadership, minority status.

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