Who We Are

​Who We Are​

Grove City College provides a liberal arts education in the classical 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.

Our founders fostered the talents of young men and women who would be committed to contributing to the culture in their multiple roles as citizens, consumers, spouses, parents, voters, congregants, employees and entrepreneurs. We celebrate both our diversity and our commonalities.

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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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Endowment

​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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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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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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Catering

​Founded as a catering company in 1987, Bon Apetit has built a reputation for excellence in food preparation, superior presentation and quality service.

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