Supreme Court Case

Supreme Court Case

Supreme Court Case

In order to preserve and protect its independence, Grove City College refused federal student aid beginning in the mid-1980s. As a result, Grove City College argued its case in the landmark Supreme Court Case, Grove City College v. Bell. Today, the College remains a beacon of laissez-faire economic freedom in the United States.

Central to the College's identity is a spirit of independence. That spirit extends into every area of Grove City College life, including academic and financial independence. Against federal government oversight of our academic programs and finances, Grove City College is only one of a handful of institutions in the United States to refuse all federal funding.

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

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Past Presidents

Grove City College was the dream and lifelong work of the Ketler and Pew families. In 1876, Grove City College began with 13 students. By the turn of the century, the enrollment had grown to 660 students.

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Pew Legacy

​Joseph Newton Pew was born in 1848, the youngest of ten children born to John and Nancy Glenn Pew on a farm in Mercer, Pa.

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Harbison Chapel

​Harbison Chapel is the center of the religious life of the campus. It provides an inspiring place of worship and a place for quiet meditation.

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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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Regional Attractions

​Grove City College’s location in a small town lends itself to the studious nature of the college, however regional attractions make the area both unique, beneficial and entertaining. Some of these attractions include:

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Accreditations and Affiliations

Grove City College is committed to academic excellence and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the premier accrediting body for U.S. higher education institutions. ​

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Facilities

​Grove City College boasts state-of-the-art learning, research and living facilities. Beauty and functionality characterize our living spaces, classrooms, lecture halls, gyms and recreation facilities, libraries and dining halls.

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