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Grove City College

Grove City, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

Grove City College Admissions

If you want to apply to Grove City College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 20 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Grove City College for fall semester should hear back from Grove City College by April 15.

Grove City College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Grove City College's admissions stats.

Grove City College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 0%
Mean SAT Score 1255
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 49%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist Yes

Grove City College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Grove City College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II Yes December 1 January 15
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Grove City College?

Grove City College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due December 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Grove City College is 96%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 73%. Last year, Grove City College admitted 297 of the 311 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Grove City College Admissions

Transferring to Grove City College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Grove City College

Grove City College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Grove City College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Grove City College

What does Grove City College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Grove City College for more information on admission factors.

Grove City College Application Requirements

To apply to Grove City College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Grove City College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Grove City College?

Students admitted to Grove City College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. At Grove City College 0% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 0% were in the top 25% and 0% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Grove City College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9%
3.75 and 3.99 30%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 5%
3.00 and 3.24 2%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Grove City College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Grove City College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Grove City College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 49% of Grove City College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Grove City College?

To be competitive with other Grove City College applicants, you should aim to earn between 1137 and 1368 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Grove City College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1368 and 25% of scored lower than 1137, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Grove City College student is 1255.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Grove City College students scored 692 or higher and 75% of students scored 571 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Grove City College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 571 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Grove City College?

To be most competitive at Grove City College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Grove City College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Grove City College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Grove City College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Grove City College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Grove City College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Grove City College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Grove City College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Grove City College.

Does Grove City College accept transfer credits?

✅ Grove City College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Grove City College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Grove City College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Grove City College?

❌ No, Grove City College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Grove City College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Grove City College is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Grove City College?

✅ Grove City College's early decision acceptance rate was 96% in 2021.

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Grove City College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Grove City College? Grove City College is a somewhat selective institution. The Grove City College acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


Grove City College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Grove City College is Mar 20.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Grove City College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Grove City College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


23 to 30


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Grove City College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Grove City College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Grove City College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1137 - 1368


Math SAT Range

559 - 692


Reading SAT Range

571 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1368 and Above


1137 to 1368


1137 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Grove City College students is 1255. Applicants with SAT scores of 1368 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Grove City College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1137 to 1368 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1137 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Grove City College.

Grove City College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Grove City College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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