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Grove City College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,485
Total Undergrads
Including 25 Part-time
650
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III

Presidents' Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 20 15 - Yes
Football 85 - - Yes
Golf 10 6 - -
Soccer 24 26 - -
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 25 31 - Yes
Tennis 13 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 39 39 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 39 39 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 21 20 - -
Volleyball - 18 - -
Water Polo - 10 - -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Fencing - - - Yes
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.5%
Hispanic 1.6%
Non-resident alien 0.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 94.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

We do not have any information on safety statistics at Grove City College

Notable Alumni

  • Brian Leftow [Class of 1977], Chairman for the philosophy department at Oxford University, one of the most prestigious philosophy positions in the world.
  • David and Joann Stauffer [Class of 1953], The heads of DF Stauffer Biscuit Company, which are famous especially for their Stauffer's Animal Crackers.
  • Karin Hendrickson [Class of 1999], Composed the theme song to the 2002 Winter Olympic torch relay called "Carry the Flame."
  • J. Howard Pew [Class of 1900], President of Sun Oil Company (Sunoco), also served as president of the board of trustees at Grove City College.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alex from PA
  • 5
  • The dorms look AWESOME. Not too big, not too small, and plenty of leeway for decorating. It's cool to have a room key card like hotels.…

  • May-01-2012 Read More
  • Kathryn from Grove City, PA
  • 5
  • A sense of community is built here that I have yet to find anywhere else. Students on this campus genuinely love one another, and are eager to befriend, serve, and…

  • Apr-21-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Megan from PA
  • Jul-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Grove City is fresh, delicious, and always healthy.

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  • 2
  • Sophomore Grover
  • Jun-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Bon Appetit is the company that is in charge of the food here at Grove City College. I have heard that they have been better in years past, but recently the food has not been great. There are two main dining rooms on campus attached to two of the dorms: Hicks and MAP. The food is set up as a buffet where you can go to different stations and pick out exactly what you want. There is also a small place to get food in the students union called the Geedunk. You can either choose from a set of options and purchase with a meal credit from your meal plan (just like you would when going into Hicks or MAP), or you can order something else and buy it with money. You can also get coffee, milk, juice, soda, junk food, or baked goods there. The Geedunk is open longer than the regular cafeterias so it is nice to have it as an option if you accidentally miss dinner or something. If you want to treat yourself to really good food, go to the biweekly Food Feedback Forums that are put on by Bon Appetit and the Students Government Association. Bon Appetit always goes out of their way to make something really good for those.

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  • 4
  • JB
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Bon Appetite works really hard to accommodate the students needs. Sometimes it appears that the menu repeats but they do a good job. Student Government hosts Food Feedback Forum for students with the Bon Appetite manager every month.

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  • 4
  • Bryce from Avonmore, PA
  • Mar-20-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The pizza bar is great! totally worth living off of. The food here is a lot better than most of the other colleges I have eaten at.

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  • 4
  • Kirsten from Grove City, PA
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Bon Appetit does a great job with providing the students with quality food. Sometimes the meals are a little bland, but they work well with what they have.

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  • 5
  • Abigail from Frederick, MD
  • Jan-06-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is like eating at a fine restaurant, with dozens of options made fresh and hot and delicious. Forget the whole idea of cafeteria food!

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  • 4
  • Elliot from Lancaster, PA
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    This one's really a tie between a three and a four star. Personally, I really like the food a lot. Many people complain that it's not as good though. The food in the main cafeterias is generally really good, while the food from the small cafeteria in the student union (the GeDunk) is not nearly as good. Again, overall the food is great, but some days it can be a little lacking. I personally think it's just fine! I even like it!

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  • 4
  • David from Dewittville, NY
  • Nov-24-2013 I am a current student here

    For those with a meal plan, most food is provided by the two main cafeterias whose food service is provided by Bon Apetit. The food is overall much better than at most college campuses and does strive to provide a variety of option. Food quality notoriously declines on Sunday but a lot of students also eat off campus on Sunday.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Megan from PA
  • Jul-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Several students participate in Greek life, but one does not feel left out if they choose not to join.

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  • 0
  • Sophomore Grover
  • Jun-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greeks and independents get along quite well here. Most people I know have friends in both groups. Greeks make quite the scene during rush week and organize a number of the social events for the whole college.

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  • 0
  • Elliot from Lancaster, PA
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Not many Christian colleges have Greek life, but Grove City does! Greek life contributes largely to the feel of the campus.

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  • 0
  • David from Dewittville, NY
  • Nov-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Frats and sororities do seem to be making a comeback but only slowly. Hazing is unheard of at least in the way that it appears at secular colleges. Depends on personality really. There are tons of kids who choose not to participate in Greek life with housing groups being a popular alternative. Overall Greek life is pretty tame (it's hard to host wild drunken parties on a dry campus).

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  • 0
  • Roman from Moon Twp, PA
  • Jul-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The Frats,Sororities, and Housing groups each have their own flare depending on which group you join. There is no extreme hazing so you don't have to worry about that. They each support a student's need for academic performance first before having fun so each affiliation takes care of their own.

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  • 0
  • Jane
  • May-07-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a Greek life on campus but they do not live in Greek specific housing. They have certain halls in the different residence halls where the majority of the sorority or fraternity members live.

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  • 0
  • Chelsie from Grove City, PA
  • Jan-13-2013 I am a current student here

    There, but not a huge deal on campus. They don't have their own housing and it is a dry campus so they are not connected to national Greek Life. Not a big deal for people that aren't in a sorority or frat, I'd say it's about half and half with people involved in greek life.

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