Grove City College is being recognized as one of America's best national liberal arts schools, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings. 

The rankings put Grove City College at number 114 on the list of top national liberal arts colleges. The college moved up six places from last year when it was ranked 120.  

U.S. News evaluated almost 2,000 colleges and universities for the survey and ranked 1,400 of them. 

Rankings are based on student outcomes, including retention and graduation rates, faculty qualifications, admissions data, institutional reputation, and the quality of students based on test scores and class rank. 

Grove City College's President, Paul J. McNulty says that this ranking puts Grove City College in a great group of universities. 

"This ranking recognizes Grove City College's status as one of America's best liberal arts and sciences colleges, and continues to place us in an elite group of higher education institutions that enjoy national recognition in addition to regional prominence," said McNulty. 

The College currently has an 82-percent four-year graduation rate and a 92 percent sophomore to freshman retention rate. 

Grove City College tied with Westminster College for spot number 114 on the list.