Grove City, PA
Grove City College


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Recent Reviews

Rebecca
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Hard academics and strict rules. GCC really focuses on learning lots of material and it's hard but we have a great reputatio...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Hard academics and strict rules. GCC really focuses on learning lots of material and it's hard but we have a great reputation. And the rules are here for a reason but are easy to get around if you choose....

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go where you feel comfortable on the campus, not the name of the school.

Angela
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students trying to select the correct college for them would be to try to spend time just walking ar...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students trying to select the correct college for them would be to try to spend time just walking around the campus while class is in session and observe how the students, staff, and faculty interact with each other. Don't get me wrong, academics and extra-curriculars and values are extremely important, but so often we spend so much time focusing on a school's credentials that we forget that it has a personality as well. Remember, it is that personality you will be living with for the next four years. That is no little thing. And don't forget to make the most of your college experience! Work hard AND play often. You will regret it if you wake up after four years only to discover that younever left your dorm room or library, but never forget that you are there to learn.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The christians on campus (which, visibly anyways, was everyone) were so concerned with putting on the facade of perfection, morally, academically, socially, economically that , knowing my own imperfections, i found it hard to relate outside of my immediate group of friends who were also concerned with the facade of perfection.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Academic excellence, environment, that they gave us a computer, morality of campus

emily
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, smart, engaging, interactive, and competition.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, smart, engaging, interactive, and competition.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Based on my own personal experience, the perfect college does not exist! The qualities that a college needs to have in order for a student to be successful will always be subjective, however there are a small number of objective necessities. First, the college should make you feel like a welcomed member. You should feel like the people who you talk to really want to see you, and that you are welcome on their campus. Second, a college should have the major that you think you are interested in studying, especially if you know that you want to study a very specialized subject. Third, the college should be a place where you think you can grow and be challenged. If you don't think that you could grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and academically, then you should really ask yourself why you are considering that school. For parents, I would only recommend that you help your son or daughter make the college decision under whatever criteria you deem acceptable and necessary. For instance, if as parents, you are paying tuition, then you have the right to have a say in the type of college your son or daughter attends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Trying to balance the amount of school work with social and other activities.

Sarah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The absence of the party atmosphere is a big advantage. For those people interested in the party scene, there are always opp...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The absence of the party atmosphere is a big advantage. For those people interested in the party scene, there are always opportunities for it off-campus, but for those not interested in the party scene, there are hardly any temptations to get involved in it or any disruptions in the dorms as a result. Grove City's strict alcohol policies making it a more pleasant atmosphere for those not interested in partying, while those who are interested can find like-minded friends to party with them off-campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best option for finding out what a college or university is really like is to do an overnight visit without your parents. This is the best way to find out what dorm life is really like on that campus and what current students do for social activities, how much and where they study, and other aspects of life on campus. Spending some time on campus will help you to find out if it really is the right school. Brochures and tour guides aren't going to give the most accurate account of social life, dorm life, political atmosphere, or academic focus. The way to find out the true nature of the college and its student body is to invest time in an overnight visit being hosted by current students. Once you've spent that time doing what students at that college do, you'll know if it's the right school for you.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Despite all of the work you have to put in to do well, I feel that I am definitely getting a better education than I would at other colleges and universities. Working hard to earn the grades definitely prepares Grove City students for their future careers. Even though the college is not very well-known, employers will definitely consider its graduates because of their obvious knowledge in their field of study and the liberal arts in general.

Samantha
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are white conservative Christians from upper middle class homes.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are white conservative Christians from upper middle class homes.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is supremely important. This does not mean picking the school where your significant other is attending, going to the place with the best name, or going where your parents went. What is important is that you find a school where you will feel comfortable living and learning, where you will be challenged and edified. Be sure to take into account the testimony of past or current students of the school you are considering. While college websites and admissions offices mean well, they are not always the most honest means of evaluating what the school is really like. For example, if you plan on living on campus, make sure that there is stuff to do on the weekends, especially if drinking isn't your thing. Also be sure to check out the financial aid offered by each school and the policies on renewing that aid for all four years. Know whether or not your scholarship status will be affected by a change of major, GPA, or other circumstances and evaluate whether or not the criteria is feasible. When you find your dream school, apply early to ensure the best chances of acceptance and first chances at aid.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A bright, conservative Christian kid would feel right at home on this campus. A typical grover is hard-working, very intelligent, a little socially awkward, and loves a good Bible study to top off a hard week. Drinkers will not find a lot of people to go out with, so either don't apply, or find some people with cars so you can get off campus. Most of the people here are stone cold sober and would rather watch movies or play apples to apples during intervis.

Briana
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Challenging academics in a Christian atmosphere at an affordable price.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Challenging academics in a Christian atmosphere at an affordable price.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is that everyone is open to new experiences and possibilities. The students have to choose the school that they feel is best suited for them, and while the parents should help in the process, they should not make the decision for the student. A student can make the most of the college experience by being involved in a variety of activities on campus. They should not be afraid to make new friends who could be different from them and to step out of their comfort zone. They should try new things but keep up their previous hobbies. They should be open-minded and willing to learn, not only in academics, but about the world and other people. One of the main things a student should do is remember they only have a couple of years, so they should make the best of their college experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A conservative Christian who wants to be challenged academically and enjoys having fun doing many different activities. They should be friendly and physically active. They should dress modestly and stylishly, and not be too trendy. They should enjoy going to church and helping others.

Katherine
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were clean-cut, upper middle class to upper class, cut-throat, conservative, Christians who wanted to be the be...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were clean-cut, upper middle class to upper class, cut-throat, conservative, Christians who wanted to be the best of the best in literally everything.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say you should stay overnight, during the school year. The overnight stay should be from a Wednesday through a Sunday. You need to see how people act Wednesday night through Sunday morning. Also find out about grades and stress from a variety of students.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you like to party, make friends, watch sports, meet a variety of people, see the world, have easy access to public transportation, cultural activity, and are environmentally contientious - please save yourself some peace of mind and don't even bother applying. You will spend your weekends studying and at church. The people here are close minded and you can forget mentioning anything liberally oriented.

Lydia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's well known for it's academic rigor and for it commitment to keeping the cost low for students. It is a conservative coll...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's well known for it's academic rigor and for it commitment to keeping the cost low for students. It is a conservative college with loose affiliations to the Presbyterian church. Its students are friendly and there is much to do on campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is a pivotal time for students. With that in mind, students and parents should invest time in finding the right fit. College is not always about academics; many times, students form lifelong friendships. Academics are another aspect that plays a deciding factor in a student's decision. Many colleges try to impress you with flashy advertising, but one has to visit the campus and talk with students and faculty in order to gain a true feel as to what the college is really about. Religious colleges are sometimes the only type of schools that some students look into. As a result, many students lose the opportunity to see other colleges that could offer much more in terms of academic opportunities. At times though, it is better to choose something that appears less advantageous than a college that has better facilities but does not fit one's other needs.

Rebecca
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take plenty of time to think about your decision. Choose a school that is especially strong in the subjects you may want to s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take plenty of time to think about your decision. Choose a school that is especially strong in the subjects you may want to study.

What's unique about your campus?

The faculty genuinely cares about the students, and the faculty-student ratio is high enough to allow professors to be available to the students.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's a miserable place for students who don't fit in.

Sarah
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are academically focused and would rather spend the night studying than hanging out with their friends.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates are academically focused and would rather spend the night studying than hanging out with their friends.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It doesn't necessarily matter what college you choose. Pick one that you know you can survive at, and throw yourself into campus life. A great group of friends will make any college ideal. Getting good grades is important; you're at college to learn, but remember that learning occurs outside of the classroom as well. Get involved!

What's unique about your campus?

Definitley the academic quality. I've attended other colleges (George Mason and community college) and Grove City has by far the most helpful, friendly professors who are engaging within the classroom. They are glad to meet with you outside the classroom and although their exams are difficult, they are almost always a fair representation of what was taught in class.

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