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Grove City College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Grove City College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 20 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Grove City College by April 15.

Considering Applying 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 2 applications are due 12/1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Grove City College is 96%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 78%. In 2021, Grove City College admitted 297 of the 311 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Grove City College

Getting into Grove City College is moderately difficult. Grove City College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Grove City College accepted 78% of all applicants., around 1,260 of the 1,622 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Grove City College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, Grove City College waitlisted 41 students. Of those, 16 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important to Get In to Grove City College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Grove City College

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

Grove City College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

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.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Grove City College 36% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Grove City College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 40%
3.75 and 3.99 46%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 8%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 3%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
Grove City College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Grove City College does not have 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 2021, 86% of Grove City College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Grove City College?

To be competitive with other Grove City College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1127 and 1352 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Grove City College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1352 and 25% of scored lower than 1127, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Grove City College students scored 30 or higher and 75% of students scored 565 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Grove City College students scored 687 or higher, and 75% scored a 565 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Grove City College?

To be most competitive at Grove City College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Grove City College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Grove City College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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

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 Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Grove City College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Grove City College?

Students who are admitted to Grove City College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Grove City College accept transfer credits?

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

ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

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

Grove City College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Grove City College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

22 to 28

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Grove City College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1127 - 1352

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Math SAT Range

24 - 30

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Reading SAT Range

565 - 687

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Grove City College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.73

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,277

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$18,930

Out-of-State

$18,930

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 20
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