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Grove City College remains one of the most affordable colleges in America, with tuition rates half of the national average for private, four-year liberal arts colleges.
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Located an hour north of Pittsburgh, Grove City College’s campus affords students the best of small-town life close to the attractions of a major city.
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The founders of Grove City College believed that being surrounded by beauty was essential to a good education. That’s why our campus remains one of the most beautiful in the country.
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Faith and freedom are the pillars upon which Grove City College is built – they are fundamental parts of everything we do and hope to accomplish.



Grove City College

​Grove City College was founded in 1876. From our inception we have endeavored to provide our students with an excellent Christ-centered, non-sectarian education at an affordable cost. The College offers rigorous liberal arts education with an exceptionally strong STEM program taught by a highly respected and dedicated faculty called to serve both the minds and hearts of our students. With over 50 programs of study and a curriculum designed to educate in a holistic and personalized manner, students are equipped with both specialized knowledge in their chosen major as well as the tools to think and communicate to be leaders across a diverse range of professional fields and vocations.

Blessed with a strikingly beautiful, increasingly diverse and friendly campus and located in a picturesque Pennsylvania town an hour north of Pittsburgh, Grove City College offers our 2,500 students a campus life of robust learning and living in the classroom, sports, the arts, community service, and other extracurricular activities. Students enjoy a thriving spiritual life as part of a community that values the foundation of faith. When they graduate, nearly everyone is employed or in graduate school within six months and they become part of a worldwide alumni association that affords close personal and professional relationships for a lifetime. Most importantly, they leave ready to be servant-leaders in their communities with courage and conviction.

We practice what we preach. Coupled with its superior academic programs in a Christian environment, Grove City College remains remarkably affordable and is a top value college in the nation. The College operates on a balanced budget, refuses federal aid and remains virtually debt-free, proving that higher education can operate responsibly by delivering a first-rate education without government funding or mandates. We champion freedom in the marketplace and America’s heritage of ordered liberty.

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Visit Us

​There’s no better way to get to know Grove City College than to visit us and experience the campus.

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Driving Directions

​At Grove City you'll become part of a friendly, close-knit community where you'll have unlimited opportunities to grow and make an impact on our campus community.

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Who We Are

​Grove City College provides a liberal arts education in the classic sense. Education’s first true purpose, and ours, is to provide a well rounded curriculum that helps students see the broad intellectual landscape of ideas, people and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, our world.

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Faith and Freedom

Committed to the individual freedom that is at the heart of American life, Grove City remains true to its core values of faith and freedom. ​

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When Grove City 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."​

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​Grove City College believes in purposeful accounting of its finances. Most of the College’s operating expenses are covered by student tuition.

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Benefits of Independence

​Grove City College teaches, advocates and operates under the principles of free market economic theory. By putting that theory into practice, the College maintains competitively low costs and a superior academic program.

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Supreme Court Case

​In order to preserve and protect its independence, Grove City College refused federal student beginning in the mid-1980s.

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What's Going On?

Grove City College is a thriving and vibrant learning community. Sporting events, theater productions, lectures and other events are happening on campus all the time. Find out more about what’s going on at Grove City College.

Our Students and Alumni Matter

There are over 26,000 stories in our alumni history, each as interesting and diverse as the people they spotlight. Check out just a sampling of what Grovers past and present are up to! Just click on a picture to the right and enjoy a snapshot of someone's life.
Students & Alumni Profile
  • As a hot, late-August sun rose over Athens, Greece, Dr. Randy Wilber ’76 sat quietly – thinking – in an ancient empty stadium. It was early morning a few days after the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics, and Wilber, senior sports physiologist at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athlete Performance Lab, was trying to wrap his head around what the ...Read More

  • Being the youngest of four siblings who all attended Grove City College, I developed an early love for the school. As early as my freshman year in high school, my sister—studying economics—would come home during breaks, tell me all the fascinating things she was learning in her classes and recommend books I would like. I was immediately hooked and could hardly wait to apply.

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  • Sean Ammirati ’01 has spent the last 12 years commercializing his own high-tech, high-growth startups in media and software industries. His latest vision, however, is to invest in and encourage other young entrepreneurs through his partnership with Birchmere Ventures. Given Ammirati’s own impressive track record, who better to offer counsel to these hopefuls?

    Ammirati’s ability to counsel entrepreneurs comes from personal experi...Read More

  • ​Charleston, South Carolina, is a city with beautiful historically significant architecture. It grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century, trading rice, cotton and indigo. The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the many house museums in the city. Don “Mac” McMillan ’59 and Marjorie “Jerry” (Leavitt ’61) McMillan—docents of the house—show tourists around as they fall in love with Charleston.

    It was love at first sight when Don was on the orientation...Read More