The Hon. Paul J. McNulty ’80
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Director of Admissions
Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, Pa., 16127
Grove City College is a highly ranked, nationally recognized
Christian private liberal arts and sciences college. Grounded in
conservative values, the College develops leaders of the highest
proficiency, purpose, and principles ready to advance the common good.
Established in 1876, the College is a pioneer in independent private
education and accepts no federal funds. It offers students degrees in
60 majors on a picturesque 180-acre campus north of Pittsburgh, Pa. and
promises superior outcomes.
Grove City College equips students to pursue their unique callings
through an academically excellent and Christ-centered learning and
living experience distinguished by a commitment to affordability and its
promotion of the Christian worldview, the foundations of free society,
and the love of neighbor.
Grove City College annually ranks among the best colleges and
universities in both Pennsylvania and the United States. We're in the
top tier of national liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News &
World Report, and we are a Best Value based on return on investment
according to PayScale. Reviewers identify Grove City College's academic
quality, affordability, student satisfaction, campus culture, and
graduate outcomes as our strengths.
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U.S. News & World Report: “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges”
Grove City College is ranked in the top tier based on graduation and
retention rates, faculty quality, and student selectivity.
Princeton Review: “Best 381 Colleges” and “Colleges That Pay You Back” Grove City College made the cut based on academics, campus quality of life, and return on investment.
Forbes: “Best Value Colleges” and “Top Colleges” Grove City College is one of 300 American colleges and universities that’s worth the investment of time and tuition.
PayScale: “Best Value National Liberal Arts Colleges”
Grove City College made the top 10 list based on the monetary return
on a college education based on the cost of attendance, earning
potential of alumni, or a combination of the two.
Business Insider: “Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges”
Grove City College is one of 101 top colleges and universities that
emphasize undergraduate studies in the arts, humanities, natural
sciences, and social sciences.
College Raptor: “Smartest Choice Schools”
Grove City College is #2 in an exclusive ranking of 43 elite
national colleges and universities where students are most likely to get
accepted, stay enrolled, and graduate in four years.
Newsmax: “Best Colleges for Conservative Values”
Grove City College is #3 on the list of colleges that demonstrate a
commitment to conservatism in their mission, curriculum, and on-campus
Christian Universities Online: “Top 5 Christian Colleges” and “Most Beautiful College in the North”
Grove City College is recognized for academic achievement, high graduation rate, and it’s “charming, park-like campus.”
Niche: “Friendliest Students”
Grove City College is #19 in the nation when it comes to a student body that’s welcoming and warm.
Grove City College fosters intellectual, moral, spiritual, and
social development consistent with a commitment to Christian truth. The
College advocates individual freedom and personal responsibility and
seeks to preserve America’s political, economic, and religious heritage.
The College embraces respectful debate and welcomes students of all
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Grove City College is one of the few truly independent colleges in
the nation. We accept no federal funding – including federal student aid
– which allows us to operate free of government interference or
In the 1970s and 80s the College made history when it refused to
submit to federal control and maintained its position all the way to the
U.S. Supreme Court. As a result of the court’s decision, the College
established its own student loan program and became the standard bearer
for independent private higher education and a champion of academic
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Grove City College’s 180-acre campus is picture-perfect, with
neo-Gothic buildings set on wide lawns and open courtyards surrounded by
century-old trees. Behind the classic facades are state-of-the-art
classroom and laboratory facilities and one of America’s best-wired
campuses. The College also features extensive athletic and fitness
facilities, an award-winning campus ministries building, and a showplace performing arts center.
The campus sits in the heart of Grove City, Pa., an idyllic small
town that offers friendly places to shop, eat, grab coffee, or see a
movie at the Guthrie Theatre, one of the few single-screen movie houses
in the country still featuring first-run films. The College’s campus
quickly becomes a home-away-from-home for students.
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Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $17,254, and room and board is $9,400.
Grove City College boasts a faculty to student ratio of 1:13, and 80% of our 150 full-time faculty hold terminal degrees.
With more than 60 majors and six pre-professional programs, Grove
City College offers a range of undergraduate degrees in the liberal
arts, sciences, business, education, engineering, and music, including
communications studies, elementary and secondary education, psychology,
sociology, biochemistry, mechanical engineering and accounting.
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Students have access to over 150 student clubs and organizations on
campus, including fraternities and sororities, faith-based and service
groups, academic honorary and special interest societies, housing
groups, competitive club and intramural sports, musical groups,
ministries, and a nationally recognized theater program.
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An NCAA Division III school in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference,
Grove City College offers 22 varsity sports as well as a robust
intramural sports program.
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Grove City College's endowment $111,608,000. Most of the College’s
operating expenses are covered by student tuition, and only 1% of the
College’s operation budget is paid through the endowment.