Grove City, PA
Grove City College


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Recent Reviews

Naomi
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Grove City College is like pistachio ice cream--it’s for those who are either predisposed to it or willing to acquire the tas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grove City College is like pistachio ice cream--it’s for those who are either predisposed to it or willing to acquire the taste. But for a student who’s a good match, it’s an excellent institution. Upsides: Grove City is academically rigorous and challenging. The professors are knowledgeable, kind, and available, the student body is tight-knit. Grove City students (or “Grovers”) are generally enjoyers of intellectual conversation and activities, but club and intramural sports are also popular on campus. Downsides to the school include a lack of ethnic and political diversity. However, both professors and the student body at large are respectful and willing to listen, making it a good--not perfect--place to grow not just academically.

Meghan
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My experience here so far has been a mixed bag, however I think I will be transferring out of this school. I don't want you t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My experience here so far has been a mixed bag, however I think I will be transferring out of this school. I don't want you to get the wrong idea, this is a good school with good people. But it is not for everyone. I came here from a large public school (that I absolutely loved) hoping the small school vibe would make it feel as much like home as my high school had. And it's true, you see the same people around and the small campus does feel home-y. But if you are used to going out and doing fun things with your friends, this place feels a little isolated because it's in the middle of nowhere. I can't go out the way I used to. But, hanging out in your friend's dorm rooms is always fun, so if that's all you need to be happy with the occassional weekend trip then you will be fine. Also I never drank in high school but if you even want to have a little bit of party fun, you have to make the drive to Slippery Rock, which is not an uncommon thing for people to do. So, that's okay. But, if you are a more liberal minded, socially accepting person, coming to this school can be a bit of a struggle. I have sat in my classes so frustrated because we are being told that "gay is a sin" over and over again. IN MY PSYCHOLOGY CLASSES. Literally not even the mandatory bible classes you have to take. It makes me so sad because Christians are supposed to be forgiving and accepting, but homosexuality is treated as if it's the worst sin in the world on this campus. I'm sorry I just don't think that's how it should be. A bit of an aside but I just have to say this: God loves and forgives everyone/and everyone is equally sinful. Gay people are no worse than you or anyone else. They are human beings, people. But, they are still discriminated against on this campus. Not by everyone, but by most. If you can't handle that, being at this school will be a challenge for you. To end on a positive, many people are very nice and I can understand why this is an ideal college for many people. It's just not for everyone.

Emmy
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I love the small, safe Christian environment. The college provides great academics and lots of opportunities. There are wonde...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the small, safe Christian environment. The college provides great academics and lots of opportunities. There are wonderful free counseling services and caring faculty. The only fault is that it can be a little sheltered as a largely homogeneous Christian school.

Sara
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Grove City College is a conservative Christian institution that prides itself on toting "authentic Christianity" and tends to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grove City College is a conservative Christian institution that prides itself on toting "authentic Christianity" and tends to call itself "Freedom's College." I find these statements to be true as long as your brand of Christianity is their brand and your freedom aligns with what they've decided you are free to do. Intervisitation rules (when boys and girls are allowed in each other's dorms) are ridiculous and frankly insulting to the student who is expected to behave as a beacon of Christian living and maturity but cannot be trusted to be in a closed room with a member of the opposite sex. LGBT students are ignored or outright discriminated against by students and some faculty although there is a healthy number of affirming professors. The academics are rigorous and every class is taught as though it will have a direct effect on your career success. This has been helpful in directing future grad school decisions and the professors are largely helpful and available to any student in need. My overall experience at GCC has been positive because I have found my friend group and a large support system as a queer Christian student. I have several professors whom I would call my friends. I can take a walk around campus at any time of day or night and feel absolutely no danger or unease. The students are generally just downright nice. I have given the college four stars because despite my wonderful time spent here, I am saddened by the college's determination to live ten years behind the rest of the world.

Michael
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Grove City College is an outstanding college compared to most. The students and staff are kind and care about one another. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grove City College is an outstanding college compared to most. The students and staff are kind and care about one another. The rigorous academics will force you to learn, but hurt your GPA immensely. An A in high school is a failing grade here. My only concern is that due to Grove City's name being rather small, chances of finding a job may lower when they see a low GPA on your resume. This is unfortunate because you may know the material better than your opposition, but because of Grove City's painfully difficult academics, if will not appear this way to your potential employer.

Emily
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Grove City College has, since its founding, been dedicated to a rigorous Christian education. The Christian ideals play out i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grove City College has, since its founding, been dedicated to a rigorous Christian education. The Christian ideals play out in the classroom, on the field, and permeates the entire campus. While it is a small college, students are very friendly and work hard. The class work is a heavy load, especially for the STEM majors, but this is meant to help build the student and prepare them for a fulfilling career beyond college. Students collaborate very well and help each other learn and grow during their time at Grove City College. The professors are supportive and are here to teach and to get to know the students; it is very common to babysit for teachers, get meals with them, or be invited to their house for a meal. The close-knit community of the campus promotes personal accountability and growth. The social life is centered around the academics and extracurricular activities and clubs. There is a large participation in intramural or club sports, or students get together with friends and do something active. The campus as a whole is an active group. While Grove City College does not have the well-known status of larger universities, the college does a very thorough job of transforming young adults into successful individuals. Students are very prepared for graduate school or professional careers. The liberal arts aspect of the education is not taken lightly like at many other secondary institutions. There is a core curriculum that every students, regardless of major, must complete. This serves to not just teach the students, but to teach them how to think analytically, evaluate logically, and write well. This is a college for determined individuals to be challenged in classwork and beyond. Most students were valedictorians or salutatorians, and have been extremely involved in their communities. This carries over to college in their work ethic and dedication to more than just classwork. My overall opinion of Grove City College is that it is a very dedicated institution of higher learning and comes at an affordable cost.

Caroline
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Grove City College is a phenomenal value. Not only is it cheaper compared to many private Christian institutions, as well as ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grove City College is a phenomenal value. Not only is it cheaper compared to many private Christian institutions, as well as many state schools, it also gives you a standout education. The professors are all experts in their fields and incredibly welcoming and interested in getting to know you and help you. The students are also incredible. They are a passionate group of motivated & intelligent people of upright, Godly character. Campus is beautiful and facilities are fabulous. I adore it utterly.

Anna
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Grove City College is a fantastic college that is centered around Christ, with great academic and extracurricular opportuniti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grove City College is a fantastic college that is centered around Christ, with great academic and extracurricular opportunities. Any college will have its flaws, as does Grove City, but I am beyond proud of my school, all that it is and all that it strives to be.

Wayne
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Grove City College is an affordable, academically challenging, service-minded, future-oriented, and caring community in whic...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Grove City College is an affordable, academically challenging, service-minded, future-oriented, and caring community in which to prepare yourself for engaging the world around you through meaningful, skillful, and sustainable contributions.

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

1) This one life you have is YOURS - so get to know yourself. Learn to express what you like, what matters to you, and who you want to be. While you're at it, get comfortable talking about your strengths and weaknesses: study, embrace, and enjoy them. Conforming or rebelling are YOUR choices, but don't get caught up in making statements for the sake of making them. The path is yours, so figure out what matters to you and make your choices based on that. 2) Give nuance a chance. Life is not as black and white as you wish it were. So while you're getting to know yourself and making life choices, learn to love nuance. Develop the ability to hold your values firmly while understanding the values and choices of others. 3) Take informed chances. Some choices are clear: you'll get accepted to your top choice or have one job offer. But sometimes you'll have more than one good option. Don't waste your life worrying. Gather whatever information and advice you can, then follow what your gut tells you. Chances are you will end up exactly where you are supposed to be.

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

GCC offers a challenging and dynamic learning environment that prepares its students to face the world with tools needed to succeed. Not only does GCC offer its students skilled and caring professors in their respective disciplines, but they also require a core of humanities classes to ensure that every student leaves with a proficient level of knowledge in foundational subjects. And this learning takes place in a positive, supportive community of peers from all over the country. There is an active Greek life at GCC as well as many student organizations and the most welcoming Orientation Board you can imagine.

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,336
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $16,630
  • Acceptance rate
  • 82%

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