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How to Apply A Word from President McNulty
PURSUE TRUTH FREELY. GROW IN COMMUNITY.
SERVE OTHERS CONFIDEN We empower motivated students like you to pursue Truth without barriers, grow in deep-rooted community, and confidently follow your calling to glorify God and help others flourish.
O U R C O R E VA L U E S
FAITHFULNESS EXCELLENCE COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP INDEPENDENCE
EDUCATING MINDS & HEARTS Since our 1876 founding weâ€™ve seen education ultimately as a means to growing in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord (Col. 2:3), empowering students to excel in their chosen fields while growing holistically. With an education grounded in the timeless truths of Scripture and a renowned liberal arts core, Grove City will equip you to make a meaningful impact through your vocation as you lead and serve wherever God calls you here or abroad.
FACULTY Our faculty come to Grove City with a deep-rooted passion for their fields and a commitment to investing in students’ lives as teachers and mentors in and out of the classroom. More than 80% of our 160 full-time faculty have terminal degrees from such prestigious institutions as Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale, Michigan, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, and MIT, to name a few.
HUMANITIES CORE CURRICULUM The Humanities Core grants students of all majors an enriched perspective on the good life and a deeper desire to know the God who reigns at the heart of it. By exploring Scripture and different facets of civilization and culture, you will gain a well-rounded understanding of the world and your place in it. As you prepare for your vocation, the Humanities Core will cultivate empathy, sharpen your critical thinking, writing and other communication skills, and inspire a deep-rooted appreciation for the dignity of all people.
FA C U LT Y S P OT L I GH T “I often tell my students that a good education requires two interdependent skills: asking the right questions and thinking critically. Having studied the Bible in various contexts—GordonConwell, Cambridge, Harvard, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem—I’ve learned the importance of cultivating curiosity and critical thinking both in learning and in life. At Grove City, it is an absolute privilege to teach and mentor students eager to know God more intimately through His word. Whether you sign up for classes on the Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, Evangelism and Discipleship, or World Religions, you can count on life-enriching exploration and discussion of the Bible in all its complexity, simplicity, beauty, and truth.” Dr. Seulgi Byun Chair, Department of Biblical & Religious Studies
David Martin, Switzerland
GOING GLOBAL With a passion for adventure and intercultural connections, many of our students choose to spend time abroad. The Office of International Education will help you land an experience anywhere from Asia to Europe to Latin America and other locations. We also offer faculty-led trips abroad between semesters, as well as various mission trips.
Lydia Rothbard and Molly Irish, Spain
Joanie Brown, Ireland
Sarah Krieger, Italy
Bryce Kulik, New Zealand
Faculty-led trip to Israel
YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE Whether you want to be CEO of the next big startup, take your engineering skills to developing countries, or teach first graders how to write, you can get there from here. With over 60 robust majors, 50+ diverse minors, and dedicated faculty who become your co-visionaries, you can discern God’s unique calling for your life and pursue it wholeheartedly.
and Religious Studies, Biology,
Nursing Nursing (B.S.N.)
Business, Chemical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering with Electrical Engineering Concentration
Ministries, Classical Christian
Education, Classical Studies,
Communication Studies, Computer
PreK-4 Elementary Education
Physics/Computer with Hardware Concentration
PreK-8 Special Education with PreK-4 Elementary Education
Physics/Computer with Software Concentration
Computer Science, Creative Writing,
Design, Economics, English,
Entrepreneurship, Exercise Science,
Psychology and Social Work
Family Studies, Finance, French,
History, International Business,
International Studies, Internet
Social Work (B.S.W.)
Economics and Sociology
Accounting-Finance (150-hour Dual Major)
Biblical and Religious Studies and Philosophy
Middle Level Math/English Education*
Exercise Science and Athletics
Biblical and Religious Studies
Middle Level Math/History Education*
Middle Level Science/English Education*
Middle Level Science/History Education*
Middle Level Science/Math Education*
*Option to add PreK-4 certification
Grades K-12 Certification – French – Music – Spanish
Conservation Biology Molecular Biology Business Business Analysis International Business Management Marketing Chemistry Biochemistry Chemistry Communication and Visual Arts Communication Studies Computer Science
MINORS* Sociology, Astronomy, Biblical
Accounting and Finance
Visit gcc.edu/dualenrollment to learn more about our online and on-campus course offerings for high school students.
Accounting, Analytics, Applied
Accounting with Forensic Accounting Concentration
HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM
Grades 7-12 Certification – Biology and General Science – Chemistry – Chemistry and General Science – English – English and Communication – History and Social Studies – Mathematics – Physics – Physics and General Science Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Concentration
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics with Actuarial Science Concentration Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Modern Languages French Spanish Music
Undeclared Undeclared – Liberal Arts Undeclared – Sciences Pre-Professional Programs
Pre-Health Pre-Law Pre-Theology
Chemistry, Chinese, Christian
Game Design and Development, Cybersecurity, Data Science,
Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Physics, Mobile Development, Music, Musical Theatre, National Security Studies, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Philosophy and Theology, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Robotics, Social Enterprise,
Social Entrepreneurship, Social
Innovation, Social Work, Spanish,
Spanish for the Professions, Studio
Art, Theatre, Writing
Music Religion *Listed alphabetically
READY TO THRIVE As a graduate of Grove City you will leave here well prepared to thrive, thanks in large part to our Office of Career Services—ranked in the top 20 nationally in recent years by Princeton Review (The 384 Best Colleges). We’ve earned spot #11 on The Princeton Review’s list of Top 25 Best Schools for Internships. Also, 96% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, going on to earn salaries that put us in the top 13% in the country for alumni earnings.
ALUMNI 96% CAREER EARNINGS OUTCOMES TOP 13% RATE WITHIN 6 MONTHS NATIONALLY 10
Over 160 employers recruited students on campus in 2018-2019 for jobs and internships, including: Amazon, Armstrong World Industries, Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. (BPMI), Bureau of ATF, Cardone Industries, Chick-fil-A, Covestro, Cru, Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods, ENSCO, Inc., Enterprise Holdings, Exelon Corp., EY, FBI, FedEx Services Information Technology, Gecko Robotics, General Electric, Honda R&D Americas, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Marathon Petroleum, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Mylan, Naval Nuclear Laboratory, NetApp, Northwestern Mutual, NVR/Ryan Homes, Pfizer, PNC Financial Services, PPG Industries, Raytheon, SherwinWilliams, Siemens Industry, Stantec, TeachBeyond, Tenneco, The Heritage Foundation, Timken, UPMC, Whitaker Corp. Visit gcc.edu/commonemployers for a comprehensive list of typical employers that have participated in on-campus recruiting at Grove City College.
CAREER SERVICES OFFICE RANKED #12 IN THE NATION (PRINCETON REVIEW)
#11 BEST SCHOOL FOR INTERNSHIPS (PRINCETON REVIEW) 11
CHAPEL MINISTRIES Integral to our Christ-centered community, Chapel Ministries are woven into the larger fabric of spiritual formation and calling encompassed in our mission. Students, faculty, and staff gather regularly to hear Gospel-focused teaching and testimony in chapel, which catalyzes spiritual development and drives conversation all around campus. We also offer abundant ministry groups and service opportunities for you to grow and share your gifts with othersâ€”from discipleship groups and student-led worship gatherings to FCA, Young Life, Prison Ministry, and mission trips in the U.S. and abroad.
ANSWERING CHRIST’S CALL TO SERVE Our students are active in a wide array of campus organizations dedicated to ministry and service. Whether right on campus, in the surrounding area, across the country, or around the globe, you can develop leadership skills, cultivate a servant’s heart, and impact the world for God’s Kingdom as you integrate your faith with your unique calling.
I N N E R - CI T Y O U T REACH R E C E N T L OCAT I O N S
• Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
• Ashland, KY
• Montego Bay, Jamaica
• Chicago, IL
• San Andrés Sajcabajá, Guatemala
• Los Angeles, CA
• Shell, Ecuador
• Providence, RI
• Buffalo, NY
• Philadelphia, PA • Tucson, AZ
RED BOX GL OBAL OU T R E A C H RECEN T L O C AT I O N S
• The Dominican Republic
• The Middle East
• East Asia
• South Africa
“EACH OF YOU SHOULD USE WHATEVER GIFT YOU HAVE RECEIVED TO SERVE OTHERS, AS FAITHFUL STEWARDS OF GOD’S GRACE IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS.” I PETER 4:10
CREATED TO CREATE
The Collegeâ€™s diverse fine arts program sets the stage for students in music, theatre, and visual arts to develop and share their talents as image bearers of the Master Creator. Whether majoring, minoring, taking electives, or participating in our ensembles, exhibits, or productions, you will learn how to redemptively engage with culture and help bring our campus community together around masterful displays of beauty.
VISUAL ARTS • Fully equipped art studio with easels, potter’s wheels, kilns, and hand-building equipment and tools • Apple© media lab and spacious drafting tables for graphic design • Gallery space for student and traveling exhibits • Art courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, gallery studies, and art history
MUSIC & THEATRE • Over 25 music ensembles to choose from, open to all majors • One of the largest Division III marching bands in the country • Over 100 ensemble performances every year • Nationally acclaimed theatre program (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival) • Multiple productions every year: – Fall Musical Production (faculty-directed) – Fall & Spring TAP One-Act Play Festivals (student-directed) – Orchesis Dance Performance (studentchoreographed) – Spring Play Production (faculty-directed) – Spring Musical Production (studentdirected)
THE WOLVERINE WAY At the core of our successful athletic program lies a commitment to faith that transcends competition and motivates studentathletes to excel as competitors, teammates, and people. Led by faithful coaches, Wolverines are a force to be reckoned with— regularly earning berths in NCAA and ECAC tournaments and meets, winning conference titles and sportsmanship awards, and receiving many individual and All-American honors. In cultivating an understanding of the bigger picture, our studentathletes carry their passion for the game beyond the field, court, and track—through leadership and service in campus organizations and team mission trips around the world. Become a Wolverine and join our storied legacy!
VARSITY TEAMS MEN’S
Swimming & Diving
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Track & Field
CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
FIND YOUR NICHE BECOME A LEADER With over 150 student-led clubs and organizations, Grove City gives you abundant opportunities to find your niche and grow in leadership and well-roundedness—the essence of a liberal arts education. From intramural and club sports to special-interest and faith-based groups, service clubs, academic honoraries, and fraternities and sororities, you will have the freedom to develop your gifts outside the classroom and build community that truly does last a lifetime.
CLUB AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS - Biking Enthusiasts - Crimson Dragon Martial Arts - Equestrian Club - Field Hockey, Co-Ed - Fencing, Co-Ed Club Sport - Lacrosse, Women’s Club Sport - Orchesis Dance Troupe - Outing Club - Quidditch - Rugby, Men’s Club Sport - Rugby, Women’s Club Sport - Ski and Snowboard Enthusiasts - Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s and Women’s - Volleyball, Men’s Club Sport - Water Polo, Men’s Club Sport - Winter Guard - Women’s Athletic Association (WAA) COMMITTEES - Family Weekend Committee - Food Committee - Homecoming Committee - Religious Activities Committee - Residence Hall Council - Student Activities Committee HONORARIES - Alpha Mu Gamma - Beta Beta Beta - Crimson and White - Crown and Sceptre - Delta Mu Delta - Kappa Delta Pi - Kappa Mu Epsilon - Kemikos - Lambda Epsilon Delta - Lambda Iota Tau - Lambda Pi Eta - Lux Mea - Mortar Board - Omicron Delta Epsilon - Omicron Delta Kappa
- Phi Sigma Tau - Phi Alpha Theta - Pi Sigma Alpha - Pi Gamma Mu - Psi Chi - Roundtable - Sigma Pi Sigma - Tau Alpha Pi - Theta Alpha Kappa MUSIC - Chamber Orchestra - Concert Band - Concert Choir - GCC Singers - GCC Symphony Orchestra - Jazz Ensemble & Stage Band - Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association - Scherzo: Men’s Vocal Ensemble - Touring Choir - Wind Ensemble - Wolverine Marching Band PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC - Accounting Society - American Chemical Society - American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter - American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) - Business Initiative for Leadership Development (BuILD) - Chinese Club - Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization - American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA, Communication & the Arts) - French Club
- Exercise Science Club - Going Global - Grove City College Amateur Radio Club (GCC ARC) - Grove City College Management Association - Grove City College Speech and Debate Team - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association - Law Society - Middle Eastern Club - Philosophy Club - Physics Club - Pre-Health Society - Robotics Club (GCC Robotics) - Society of Automobile Engineers - National Society of Professional Engineers - Society for International Business Affairs (SIBA) - Society of Women Engineers - Sociology Social Work and Psychology Association (SSWPA) - Spanish Club - Students in Free Enterprise - Student Investment Society PUBLICATIONS - Fireside Poets (Poets Anonymous) - The Bridge - The Collegian - The Echo - The Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy - The Quad
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Fellowship of Christian Educators - International Justice Mission (IJM) - Koinonia Gospel Team - Life Advocates - Men of God - New Life (George Jr. Republic Outreach) - Newman Club - Orthodox Christian Fellowship - Polk Christian Outreach - Prison Ministry - Project Okello - Steel City Ministries - Stigma - Stonebridge Concerts - Student Mission Fellowship - Warriors for Christ - Women of Faith - Young Life
- College Republicans - Fishing Club - The Fugitives - Strength and Fitness Club - Order of Saint George - Photo Society - Students for Ethnic Awareness and Diversity (S.E.A.D.) - Turning Point USA - Young Americans
- Adopt-a-Grandparent - Alpha Phi Omega - Association for Women Students (AWS) - Environmental Club - GCC Television (GCCTV) - Helping Hands Service Club - Independent Men’s Organization - Inter-Fraternity Council - Men’s Activities Board - Orientation Board - Panhellenic Council - Rotaract - Sign Language Club (American Sign) - Signature - Tower of Words - WSAJ-FM Radio
- Adelphikos - Beta Sigma - Delta Iota Kappa - Epsilon Pi - Kappa Alpha Phi - Nu Lambda Phi - Omicron Xi - Pan Sophic - Phi Tau Alpha - Sigma Alpha Sigma
RELIGIOUS - Apologetics Club - CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) - DRIVE (Drama Reaching Inner-Cities through Visual Evangelism)
SPECIAL INTEREST - Ballroom (and Swing) Club - Chess Club - College Democrats
SORORITIES - Alpha Beta Tau - Gamma Chi - Gamma Sigma Phi - Phi Sigma Chi - Sigma Delta Phi - Sigma Theta Chi - Theta Alpha Pi - Zeta Zeta Zeta
INDEPENDENT MEN’S HOUSING GROUPS - Alpha Epsilon Chi - Alpha Omega - Alpha Sigma - Delta Rho Sigma - Nu Delta Epsilon - Phi Omega Sigma - Rho Rho Rho - Sigma Phi Omicron - Zeta Xi Omega
HOW WE PRICE DIFFERENTLY We know the cost and long-term value of a college education can be concerning, and we are committed to dealing truthfully in our pricing and scholarship offerings (Proverbs 11:1). Specifically, we avoid the problematic practice of unfunded tuition discounting—a pricing practice used by nearly every private college that results in students unwittingly funding their classmates’ scholarships. Moreover, this practice can function as a financial smokescreen that often masks inferior or mediocre student outcomes, which can divert a student’s attention from better long-term opportunities. Grove City sets its tuition at what it actually costs to educate a student. Our initial price is low, and from there we offer financial aid and scholarships. We never transfer money surreptitiously from one student to another, and our student outcomes are among the very best in the nation. For more info, visit gcc.edu/truthfulpricing. Be sure to apply for need-based aid by April 15.
Before Financial Aid & Scholarships
Room and board
Average Grove City College scholarship aid for recipients
Average outside scholarship aid for recipients
Potential direct cost after aid and scholarships and before loans
Total direct charges before aid Financial Aid & Scholarships
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE You may know that Grove City College does not accept federal aid in response to its 1984 landmark Supreme Court case, Grove City College v. Bell, but you may not know the reason for our position. In 1996, then-president Dr. John Moore said to a Washington, D.C. think tank, “As a private Christian college, we have legitimate concern about federal interference in what we teach and how we teach it.” Grove City College accepts no federal funding primarily to safeguard the Christian consciences of our faculty and students. Though it is a hard path to walk, over the years we’ve witnessed how this principled stand has positively shaped the minds and hearts of our students as they solidify their worldview and tackle today’s challenges with boldness and humility.
VISIT OUR BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS Come see our stunning campus laid out by the Olmsted Brothers who also designed Yale, Harvard Business School, Notre Dame, and Stanford. The College sits in a small-town community just 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, with locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and an old-time movie theater within walking distance of campus, as well as Premium Outlets nearby. Could you envision yourself here, where topranked career preparation is grounded in Christcentered community for a transformational experience? Come and see! Our visit options allow you to customize your time on campus and experience Grove City College firsthand.
DAILY V ISIT OPT IONS
• Admissions Interview
• Career Services Office Visit
• Question & Answer Session
• Registrar’s Office Visit
• Walking Campus Tour
• Athletics Visit
• Class Observation
• Music Audition*
• Faculty Meeting
• Music Ensemble Visit
• Financial Aid Appointment
• Music Lesson
• Chapel Service (Tue./Thu.)
• Staff Visit
• Overnight Stay*
• Group Visit
• Lunch with Current Student
• Clubs & Organizations Visit
• Vocational Guidance Visit
* Available on certain dates
• Made-to-Order Mondays – Sept 9, Nov 11, Jan 27, Feb 17, Mar 16 • Senior Preview Days – Sept 21, Nov 9 • Hopeman Discovery Day (STEM) – Oct 12 • Music Major Day – Oct 14 • Education Major Day – Nov 16 • Admitted Student Day – Mar 28
Please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance at gcc.edu/visit or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-458-2100.
• Junior Preview Day – Apr 25
Students to Faculty
3.74 Average GPA 1251 Average SAT 27 Average ACT
Men to Women
STUDENTS FROM 46 STATES AND 13 COUNTRIES
HOW TO APPLY Whether you are a senior in high school or looking to transfer from another institution, we welcome you to apply through our easy-to-follow process. If you have any questions, contact our Office of Admissions at 724-458-2100 or email@example.com.
A P P L I C AT I O N REQUIREMENTS • Admissions application (available online or in print) • Official test scores (SAT, ACT, or CLT) • Official transcript (high school and college if applicable) • One essay (see application for topic) • Academic data form (for Early Decision or Regular Decision) • Two letters of recommendation as listed below. The College does not provide specific forms for recommendation letters. - One academic recommendation letter from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal - One spiritual/character recommendation letter from a pastor, youth pastor, or someone who knows you well in that regard • $50 application fee (waived with interview) • We recommend you interview with an admissions counselor who can serve as your advocate for admission and scholarships. The interview is a one-time opportunity for you to highlight your activities, accomplishments, life-shaping experiences, areas of interest, and future goals. Although not required, the interview is a key part of our holistic review process and is highly recommended for high school seniors (or juniors after April 1).
D E A D L IN E S • Early Decision I - Application deadline: Nov. 1 - Notification date: Dec. 15 - Deposit deadline: Jan. 15 • Early Decision II - Application deadline: Dec. 1 - Notification date: Jan. 15 - Deposit deadline: Feb. 15 • Regular Decision I - Application deadline: Jan. 20 - Notification date: Feb. 20 - Deposit deadline: May 1 • Regular Decision II - Application deadline: Mar. 20 - Notification date: Apr. 15 - Deposit deadline: May 1 • Transfer (Rolling Admission) - Fall application deadline: Aug. 15 - Spring application deadline: Jan. 15
High School Dual Enrollment Program - for information, visit gcc.edu/dualenrollment.
PAUL J. McNULTY ’80 Paul J. McNulty ’80 is the ninth president of Grove City College. Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2014, Mr. McNulty spent over 30 years in Washington, D.C. as an attorney in both public service and private practice. In 2005, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. McNulty to the position of Deputy Attorney General, the second in command at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Chief Operating Officer of the department’s 100,000 employees. He also served from 2001 to 2005 as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and was a leader in our nation’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Mr. McNulty worked
for more than 10 years as a senior attorney in the U.S. Congress, including as Chief Counsel and Director of Legislative Operations for the House Majority Leader and Chief Counsel for the House Subcommittee on Crime. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. McNulty led the global corporate compliance and investigations practice for Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms. He is a cofounder of Faith & Law, an organization dedicated to helping congressional staff better understand the implications of the Christian worldview for their calling to the public square. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Initiative and the Trinity Forum.
â€œThe education I received at Grove City College equipped me to view my circumstances through a redemptive lens and seek to glorify God by His grace. Now as president of Grove City, it is my great privilege to live among such highly motivated and talented students, faculty, and staff who bring vibrant life to this campus community. Here we believe that each student has been blessed with a particular set of gifts and abilities to be developed for the glory of God and service to others. If God calls you here, I have no doubt you will be impacted in a transformational way as you pursue your calling in the context of this very special community. I hope you will consider Grove City in your college search. May the Lord direct your steps as you commit your way to Him.â€?
PURSUE TRUTH FREELY GROW IN COMMUNITY SERVE OTHERS CONFIDENTLY
Office of Admissions 100 Campus Drive Grove City, PA 16127
P. (724) 458-2100 F. (724) 458-3395 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gcc.edu
Get an inside look at faith, learning and life at Grove City College. To assist your college planning, check out our expert tips on applying...
Published on Sep 4, 2017
Get an inside look at faith, learning and life at Grove City College. To assist your college planning, check out our expert tips on applying...