Grove City College

Grove City, PA

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Grove City, founded in 1876, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 150-acre campus is located near the center of Grove City, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Website: www.gcc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,373
Undergraduate
Students
(48.8%) 1,157 Women
(51.2%) 1,216 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,783 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 20

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
607 average
534-662 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
625 average
537-587 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
23-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$28,504
Tuition and Fees
$17,254
Room and Board
$9,400
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Freshman Award
$7,989
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,747
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
155
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Grove City Population
8,232
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
92.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 20
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Grove City, PA 16127-2104
Phone
(724) 458-2100
Fax
(724) 458-3395
E-mail
admissions@gcc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 20
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 20
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, January 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,783 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 822 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 961 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
636 (45%) of 1,424 admitted students enrolled
Women
300 (42%) of 712 admitted students enrolled
Men
336 (47%) of 712 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
85% of 349 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
114
Students Accepting Wait List Position
24
Students Admitted From Wait List
15

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.74
3.75 and Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
607 average
534-662 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
625 average
537-587 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
19%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
23-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
27%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
23%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 84%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
6%
Class President
3%
Student Government Officer
3%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$28,504
Tuition and Fees
$17,254
Room and Board
$9,400
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$850
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
462 (72.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
326 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
326 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$7,989
Need-Based Gift
Received by 326 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,989
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 184 (56.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 40 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
59 (9.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,670

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,337 (57.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,072 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,063 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
96 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$7,424
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,057 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,424
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 695 (65.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 90 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
406 (17.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,936

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,747
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
715
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Music
Number of Awards
6
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
33
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
18
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
155
Part-Time Faculty
91
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
413,619
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
50
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
8,232
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
180 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
159 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Grove City
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
5%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security cameras located around campus and in parking lots

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
fencing, lacrosse, rugby
Men's Club Sports
fencing, rugby, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, warriors for christ, orchesis, orientation board, association for women students (aws), young life
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,373
Women
1,157 (48.8%)
Men
1,216 (51.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,315
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
92.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
1.0% from 13 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Average Starting Salary
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 1%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 2%
Education 2%

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