Grove City College - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Grove City College
Mailing Address: 100 Campus Drive
City: Grove City
State: PA
Postal Code: 16127
Country: United States
Phone 724-458-2000
Fax:
Website: http://www.gcc.edu

Head of Institution

Paul McNulty
President
Executive Office of the President
Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127
Phone: 724-458-2500
Fax: 724-458-2190
pjmcnulty@gcc.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Sarah Gibbs
Director of Admissions
Admissions Office
Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127
Phone: 724-458-2100
Fax: 724-458-3395
segibbs@gcc.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Pittsburgh
This city's population (approx.): 370,000
Distance from Main Campus: 60

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 2,392
Total Graduate enrollment:
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Liberal arts, Natural sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

1. Graduation from an approved secondary school. Academic or College preparatory course is highly recommended, including English, history, science and mathematics (trigonometry is required for entrance into the programs of mathematics, science, and engineering). 2. Competitive high school grades and test scores from either the SAT or ACT 3. Two letters of recommendation. 4. One essay on topics given in application. 5. A personal interview is recommended, especially for those who live within a day's drive to the campus. 6. A resume is recommended for scholarship consideration.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Stacy Birmingham
Dean
Hopeman School of Science, Engineering, & Math
Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Box 3115
Grove City, PA 16127
Phone: 724-458-2033
sgbirmingham@gcc.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Computer Science Undergraduate William Birmingham Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Myron Bright Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Michelle Clauss Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
  1. High-performance computing
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Game design
  4. iPhone and iPad programming
  5. Programming languages
  6. Data Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Computer Systems
  2. Communications Systems
  3. Robotics
  4. Control Systems
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Thermal Systems
  2. Mechanical Systems
  3. Human Powered Vehicles
  4. Robotics
  5. Biomechanical Systems

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

None reported.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Examples of recent senior design projects include (but are not limited to) the following: design of a special-needs human powered vehicle; autonomous helicopter; autonomous robot; system to automatically select the best form of renewable power generation; development of a vehicle to climb and inspect the walls of a power plant boiler; automation of metal stamping; modeling and design of a device to diffuse cold water into a tank of hot water; design of an air conditioning system for a campus building; design of a vehicle for the SAE miniBaja competition; design of a human powered vehicle with rear differential; iPhone app for on-campus intranet; iPad-based graphical control system for a model quadracopter; iPad app for collecting medical data; iPad app to evaluate military equipment for enemy threats; multiplayer mobile console games; wireless USB.

There are numerous other design projects in freshman, sophomore, and junior courses.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering is focused on the individual undergraduate student, with classes taught solely by faculty. There is no graduate program, and faculty are expected to devote a significant amount of their efforts towards small group and active learning. There is also emphasis on directed research projects with undergraduate students.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Computer Science 5 0 5 4.75
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 0 5 4.00
Mechanical Engineering 9 0 9 6.25
Totals: 19 0 19 15.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 1 1.00
Mechanical Engineering 2 0 2 1.50
Totals: 3 0 3 2.50

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

1. Graduation from an approved secondary school. Academic or College preparatory course is highly recommended, including English, history, science and mathematics (trigonometry is required for entrance into the programs of mathematics, science, and engineering). 2. Competitive high school grades and test scores from either the SAT or ACT 3. Two letters of recommendation. 4. One essay on topics given in application. 5. A personal interview is recommended, especially for those who live within a day's drive to the campus. 6. A resume is recommended for scholarship consideration.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission is handled through the Admissions Office.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same as US Students

Additional Information Required: TOEFL score (550 min), Documentation of Support (Certification of Finance Form must be submitted)

Residency Requirements

All full-time students, except commuter students, are required live on campus. In-state and out-of-state requirements are identical

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students wishing to major in CS, EE or ME are accepted on a selective basis.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 2
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 0

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $16,630
Room & Board: $9,062
Books & Supplies: $1,000
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Laboratory fees

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 330
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 227
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 138
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 81%
Note: the combined SAT range only combines the Critical Reading and Math scores

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 685 552
Reading Range: 673 535
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1346 1106
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 30 27
Composite Range: 30 26

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Computer Science (B.S.) 30 26 15 26 97 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 27 20 30 26 103 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 82 43 61 41 227 0
Totals: 139 89 106 93 427 1

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 1 0 25 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 25 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 2 0 68 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 14 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 6 0 139 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 23 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 38 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 0 1 0 89 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 27 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 48 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 13 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 3 0 106 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 1 0 25 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 1 0 34 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 1 2 0 93 1

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 16 15 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 23 18 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 40 33 7
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 0 79 66 13

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 16
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 0 0 23
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 7 0 0 40
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 13 0 0 79

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Candidate for dual degree must satisfy all course requirements for the second degree sought. At least 32 additional credit hours must be applied to the second degree beyond the amount required for the first degree, with a minimum total of 160 hours earned. A minimum CQPA of 2.0 is required, and a minimum MQPA (based on coursework in the respective major) of 2.0 is also required.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None