Grove City College

From its founding in 1876, Grove City College has provided its students with an excellent academic education while striving to be the best Christian liberal arts college in America. Grove City College equips students to pursue their unique callings through an academically excellent and Christ-centered learning and living experience distinguished by a commitment to affordability and its promotion of the Christian worldview, the foundations of free society, and the love of neighbor. 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. Grounded in conservative values, we develop leaders of the highest proficiency, purpose, and the principles ready to advance the common good. 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. Committed to the individual freedom that is at the heart of American life, Grove City College remains free from government influence and advocates a free market philosophy, both in the classroom and how the College runs its operations, keeping annual tuition and associated costs low for families. Grove City College is committed to religious freedom and avoids narrow sectarianism, encouraging a diverse student body from a variety of faith perspectives, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnic heritage. There is an undeniable spiritual vitality on campus. It drifts far beyond the confines of the Chapel walls, permeating classrooms and dorm life. Students take their spiritual lives seriously, and yet they have a lot of fun along the way. The last several decades have produced many academic institutions that, in an effort to be politically correct, tend to treat all ideas in the marketplace as equally valid. At Grove City College, we don't shy away from discussing all points of view, but we adhere to our belief that there are ethical and moral absolutes. The best students welcome the idea of being stretched intellectually. Striving to excel is the norm at Grove City College, and learning is transformational. The exchange of ideas is invigorating and challenging. Our students are actively involved in 230 clubs and organizations, many of them student led and supported by faculty and staff advisors. A large percentage of our 2,400 students participate regularly in a variety of different intramural sports activities and nine club sports. We also embrace student leadership and encourage each student to take advantage of the many opportunities to hone their leadership skills. We have Resident Assistants, as well as peer mentors and guides, who work to create strong residential living and learning communities in the residence halls. When you graduate from Grove City College, you'll leave with much more than a diploma. With you goes a lifetime of memories, friendships you'll never forget, and a total college experience that will significantly shape you for the rest of your life. We'll hate to see you go, but then preparing students to make a difference in the world is what keeps us here.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1876 Undenominational Semester $103.5 million 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127 (724) 458-2000
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49 100.0 Pennsylvania Grove City 721