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Grove City College prepares students in the sciences for careers in a variety of fields, from medicine to optometry, and from teaching to graduate school.
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The humanities core curriculum is one of the unique benefits of a Grove City College education. Regardless of major, students leave Grove City College with a solid understanding of the ideas, literature and art that shape our world.
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While our academics are rigorous, students are offered a wealth of services from both faculty and staff including tutoring, academic counseling and mentoring.
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At Grove City College students have the freedom to explore their talents in areas like music, sculpture, photography and theater.

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Grove City College offers an excellent classical liberal arts education. With over 50 programs of study and a curriculum designed to educate the whole person, Grove City College students are equipped with both specialized knowledge in their chosen major as well as cultural understanding to be leaders across a diverse range of professional fields and industries. All Grove City College students complete rigorous coursework in the humanities, social sciences, laboratory sciences and foreign languages.  Our students and faculty are a community of well rounded thinkers committed to using their education and God-given gifts to be instruments for good. 


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Special Education

Our special education students enjoy rigorous coursework tailored to help them understand the special circumstances many children face.​​


 
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Department of History

As developing historians, students use their God-given reason to assess historical events critically and accurately.

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Department of Philosophy

​The Department of Philosophy at Grove City College provides students the opportunity to examine essential ideas of human thought and ethical action from a Christian perspective and prepares them to excel in varied careers and top graduate and professional programs.

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Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Grove City College prepares students to excel in both competitive graduate programs and careers in psychology.

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Department of Economics

​The Department of Economics at Grove City College equips students not simply for careers in economics and graduate school, but to be contributors to a free and virtuous society.

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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Grove City College prepares students to excel in top graduate and professional school programs and to enter employment in chemical research or professional sectors.

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Department of Physical Education

​The Department of Physical Education and Athletics at Grove City College prepares students to excel in a wide variety of graduate and professional programs and for diverse careers in health-related professions.

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Department of Entrepreneurship

​The department fosters an academic environment that includes real-world entrepreneurial experience, an idea-generating culture and an emphasis on ethical decision-making.

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At Grove City College, learning occurs everywhere. Whether it’s news about academic conferences and lectures or art exhibitions and theater productions, get the latest news and events here.

Our Students:

Grove City College has a reputation for high academic standards. It’s an intellectually stimulating place marked by challenging coursework, open debate and diverse learning opportunities. Consequently, Grove City College attracts a different type of student. Our students are insatiable learners committed to using their intellect, curiosity and passion to make a positive impact on the world.
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  • ​Joscelyn Seaton ’16, a biochemistry major from Waynesboro, Va., spent the summer of 2015 in Basel, Switzerland, as a research intern with Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceuticals.

    There she worked on cancer-fighting drugs and gained an enormous respect for what it takes to produce a pharmaceutical drug. Her eventual goal is to become a medical doctor.

    “Medical research is rigorous, competitive, and very thorough. Years of research contribute to the production of one pharmaceutical. ...Read More

  • ​I wanted to go to a Christian college, but one that gave me the freedom to express my faith in my own way. I also wanted a like-minded community of friends who I could learn from and spend time with.

    A real sense of being part of a community is very important to me — both at home and at college. At home, I’m a volunteer firefighter and an EMT.
    And at College, I’m very involved in campus life. I’m the drum major of the marching band and I play in the Grove City College Jazz ...Read More

  • Do you feel like you made any concessions to come to a school that is reasonably priced?
    While the reasonable price of GCC was certainly attractive, I chose to attend Grove City College for its strong Christian values and wholesome environment. In addition, my sister and parents had wonderful college experiences there and I was excited to carry on the legacy! I have been extremely pleased in the quality of education I have received at Grove Cit...Read More


  • How big of a role did the affordability of GCC play in your college decision making process?
    During my junior and senior years of high school I was very interested in attending the University of Pittsburgh, where I was hoping to continue on to medical school after finishing my undergraduate degree. However, as my parents expertly pointed out, Grove City was just a much more affordable choice. That affordability extends beyond tuition. At a school like Pit...Read More