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 1079 (25th percentile) - 1334 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 24 (25th percentile) - 29 (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 3.35 to 3.57 for accepted students. Grove City College sends acceptance letters to approximately 80% of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, around 53% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Grove City College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Grove City College was reported as 80.6% in Fall 2013 with over 1,530 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: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Grove City College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Grove City College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Grove City College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.8%
  • 2010-2011: 73.6%
  • 2011-2012: 75.7%
  • 2012-2013: 84.2%
  • 2013-2014: 80.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 78.7%

How Does Grove City College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Grove City College is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Westminster College73.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango69.4%
Thiel College65.5%
Geneva College68.0%
Allegheny College64.9%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Grove City College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math24 - 28
Composite Score24 - 29
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