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Grove City College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1876
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,489
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $102,768,663
Admissions Address

100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jeffrey C. Mincey
Admissions office telephone: (724) 458-2100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 57%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 51%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 1,918
Total acceptances: 1,087
Total freshman enrollment: 674
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 47%
Male applicants: 931
Male acceptances: 563
Male freshman enrollment: 332
Female applicants: 987
Female acceptances: 524
Female freshman enrollment: 342
Out-of-state freshmen: 55%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 615
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 170
Students enrolled from waiting list: 27

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 59%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 86%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 73%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 576 – 691
Math: 589 – 697
Combined: 1165 – 1388

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 21.0% 23.0%
600-699 52.0% 52.0%
500-599 26.0% 23.0%
400-499 1.0% 2.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 33%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 30
Math: 25 – 29
Composite: 26 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 27.0% 36.0% 22.0%
24-29 62.0% 52.0% 65.0%
18-23 11.0% 12.0% 13.0%
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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