Grove City College

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Grove City College can be found in Grove City, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Grove City College has an enrollment of over two thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1130 (25th percentile) - 1384 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 23 (25th percentile) - 30 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Grove City College average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.64 for accepted students. Grove City College sends acceptance letters to approximately 80% of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, around 36% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Grove City College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Grove City College was reported as 79.4% in Fall 2020 with over 1,700 applications submitted to Grove City College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Grove City College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Grove City College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Grove City College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.5%
  • 2017-2018: 79.9%
  • 2018-2019: 79.1%
  • 2019-2020: 79.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.2%

How Does Grove City College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Grove City College is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Westminster College66.5%
Thiel College79.4%
Geneva College53.2%
Allegheny College62.2%
Clarion University of Pennsylvania95.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Grove City College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading576 - 691
Math554 - 693
Total Score1130 - 1384
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math23 - 29
Composite Score23 - 30
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