In order to preserve and protect its independence, Grove City College refused federal student beginning in the mid-1980s.
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.
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.
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
Grove City College believes in purposeful accounting of its finances. Most of the College’s operating expenses are covered by student tuition.
True to our commitment to freedom, excellence and independence, Grove City College charges its leadership team with the strategic steering and implementation of College goals.