Grove City, PA
Grove City College


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Recent Reviews

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

See yourself as a member of a generation, and your generation as a member of humanity. Why is this important as a college stu...

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

See yourself as a member of a generation, and your generation as a member of humanity. Why is this important as a college student? College allows you to see the world without needing to travel, meet and interact with men and women of the past through their ideas, and learn about yourself, your culture, your past and the legacy you will leave one day. College is a springboard both to the future and also to the past. Do not forget to use your eyes to look ahead to the future and the opportunities that surround you on and off campus. Do not forget to use your eyes to look next to you, through seeking community and support: you cannot do this journey alone. Finally, do not forget to use your eyes to look behind to generations that have come and gone, but leave a pathway, footprints and beautiful testimonies and lessons to learn from. Look around. Don't forget.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

To not be afraid to ask for help and to be humble enough to be mentored

Mark
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are, on the whole, engaged in the academic process wonderfully.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are, on the whole, engaged in the academic process wonderfully.

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

Quite simply, I would advise my former self to distinguish the significant apart from the insignificant. Too often, we as college students (especially freshmen!) take curiosity at our poor academic performance, unfortunate social standing, lack of future career options, and so forth. We wonder and wonder, and so few of us are ever guided toward the proper conclusion: too many of us (my freshman self included) waste time in areas that detract from our primary endeavors. For example, if I do not have a thorough understanding that my primary role as a college student is to be a college student (sounds silly, does it not?), I can easily lose footing within the first few weeks of school. Personally, my priorities championed a strong social life, intramural involvement, girlfriends, and so forth, far over classroom endeavors. Indeed, while the former categories of college experience are certainly wonderful, they must have their proper place in the hierarchy of priorities. The little choices, in short, are what make the college experience make or break. If I could speak to my high school self, I would emphasize the value of the small battles. They add up to win the war.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone interested in having their understanding of their career field and Christian faith fostered, while not compromising broad academic rigor.

Megan
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Grove City are very well-rounded and generally friendly. It's easy to meet new people and make friends becau...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Grove City are very well-rounded and generally friendly. It's easy to meet new people and make friends because everyone has similar interests and values. Grove City College students are dedicated to their studies and strive to excel academically. However, they still want to enjoy their time at college with good, clean fun activities. My classmates are also very strong in their Christian beliefs and values and emphasize the importance of Christianity in all they do. This creates a group of students who are caring, friendly, compassionate, and respectful towards everyone.

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

The first piece of advice I would give to my high school self would be to not be afraid to try new things once I enter college. These activities are how you meet people and gain life experiences that will help you in the future. A second piece of advice would be about friendships. I would tell my high school self to spend as much time with my close group of friends as possible senior year and the summer before college, but not to worry too much about drifting apart from these friends. College gives you the chance to easily meet new people who are more like you and who offer more positive relationships than high school friends who are changing and drifting apart from you every day. Additionally, I would tell myself to have more experiences related to my field of study (elementary and special education.) These volunteer or learning experiences would benefit me greatly as I continue my own education. Finally, I would tell myself to focus more on my faith in high school, since I chose to go to a private, Christian school. This would help me as I continue my spiritual growth in college.

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

When I talk to my friends about Grove City, one thing I brag about the most is the camaraderie between the students. Everyone there has such strong Christian beliefs that it creates a good environment for focusing on studies and religion and for making lifelong friends who share similar values with you. The teachers also share these Christian beliefs, so they are very fair and compassionate when dealing with their students.

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

I would tell myself not to worry as much as I did about the college application process and the adjustment from high school t...

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

I would tell myself not to worry as much as I did about the college application process and the adjustment from high school to college. I was very stressed that I would not recieve admission to the schools that I wished to attend and that it would be hard for me to make friends and adjust to the college level. Grove City helped me with my transition into college and made it very easy for me to make friends and learn the tips and tricks of college life. I would also try to cure myself of "senioritis," as I will admit to catching it late in my senior year. I did not let my grades slip, but I did not work as hard or take my work as seriously as I had in the past, which made it hard to start working again once I began college. If I were able to do this, I believe that it would greatly help me and make my senior year of high school much better. Much of it was spent worrying about how college life would be different, and how it would affect me.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that is a dedicated and hard-working student that is willing to work hard and study long hours in order to succeed. However, one must be open and outgoing because everyone is very helpful and friendly. People attending this school should not be afraid to profess thier love of their religion or any of their other beliefs for other students at this school will not judge them. Overall, as long as someone is willing to put in hard work for good grades, this is the school for them.

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

I brag that I am getting a much better education at Grove City College than my friends are recieving at thier schools. All of my courses are much more difficult, and upon comparison, we have covered much more material in my first semester than any other school I have talked to. I feel that I am becoming much more intelligent and am being presented with a much greater challenge in academics than any of my friends that have attended other schools.

Caleb
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Grove City is filled with great student activities entertainment. Every semester the theater program puts on multiple top not...

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Grove City is filled with great student activities entertainment. Every semester the theater program puts on multiple top notch full scale productions, as well as hosting numerous outside talents that come to perform. There are many great opportunities to go to dances and block parties and if you don't know how to dance fear not there are student led ballroom and swing dancing clubs. And though I mentioned it earlier it bears mentioning again, the intramural program is is excellent and very competitive.

What are the academics like at your school?

One of the key things that GCC is known for is the rigorous academics, and trust me they are rigorous. I am a Communications major and thus my work load is less than say a mechanical engineering major but it still keeps me busy. however whatever your major is it is always manageable and for the most part your professor is more than willing to help. The Academics also go beyond the class room for both students and professors alike. in my experience, my professors have always kept their office hours and have gone out of their way to discuss how the student is doing in some cases even treating the students to a cup of coffee. Students as well often discuss the topics that they discussed in class with each other in their free time.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Being a "Grover" is stereotypically synonymous with being very smart, and sometimes that leads to the assumption that everyone is a brainiac: all work and no play. That could not be farther from the truth. being held to such an academically high standard does mean that school work takes a priority, but it definitely does not mean we have no time for enjoyment and social interaction. Grovers find a great balance between scholarly pursuits and extracurricular activities. In fact Grove City has an excellent and thriving intramural program as well as numerous clubs and organizations that students can join, from fencing to swing dancing.

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

Affordable education with an emphasis in academic excellence. study study study with a little bit of fun. it's a small school...

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

Affordable education with an emphasis in academic excellence. study study study with a little bit of fun. it's a small school in a small town where i learned alot about myself and how i should prioritize my life.

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

there is no guarantee you will find out what you want in your life within the next 4 years, if you don't that doesn't mean you got an F in life paths 101. here's some advice 1. try several different careers on for size, start early! take as many different interships and elective classes as you can, anything that you might be interested in try it. no matter what mom and dad say or how unrealistic it is, when it comes down to it, the year after graduation mom and dad will not be driving in the car with you every morning on the way to the job that's "just a perfect fit for you" that you absolutely hate or just simply doesn't fulfill you. you are the only one you have to answer to at the end of the day. 2. choose something that will be able to support your after you're done. if you want to major in basket weaving, minor in entrepreneurship so you can set the prices of your own baskets, that way you can have that cruise to italy and send your kids to school in the same lifetime.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

a person looking for an event to go to or something to do on or off campus every evening should look else where. this is an academics focused institution and not alot goes on. the nearest small city is 30 minutes away, there is never anything going on in town so if you want to do anything off campus you MUST have a car. NOT a party school by any means

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

Grove City College is more like a community than any other school I've ever visited. It is a place that is filled with aweso...

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

Grove City College is more like a community than any other school I've ever visited. It is a place that is filled with awesome students, all of whom seem to be incredible people, that learn culturally, socially, and spiritually relevant subjects in classrooms from teachers who genuinely care about each of their students' progress and immediate future. I looked at many other colleges and universities, but this school was the only one that felt like a home.

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

Part of the core requirements for graduation from Grove City College is taking a series of Humanities courses, all of which examine different aspects of cultures, religions, and worldviews. This college has, thorugh these courses, caused me to think critically about WHY I believe WHAT I believe. This applies to both my spiritual life and the stances that I take on hot-button issues such as abortion, stem cell research, and homosexual civil rights. I knew what I believed before coming to this school, but now I can defend my beliefs! I can take a firm stand against any opponent and, while I will not always have all the answers to the questions they present or the issues they raise, I will be nonetheless firmly grounded in my views and be able to challenge them to also think critically about why they think the way they do. Because of this awareness, it is as if I have a passion that's been ignited within me for each and every belief to which I hold. When my generation is attacked by the influences of the media and ill-informed peers, I will not be moved. I will stand my ground.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is most definitely the faculty. The professors, administration, and even career service/student life employees are all extremely genuine and love to learn about and get to know the students. The extent to which the faculty goes to see that the students at Grove City College succeed is absolutely incredible.

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

My school does not accept government funds and remains independent of the government. A strong emphasis is placed on liberty ...

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

My school does not accept government funds and remains independent of the government. A strong emphasis is placed on liberty and the free market. This does not mean that my school is judgemental or unfriendly toward liberal students.

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

Since attending Grove City College, I have grown into a more mature and complete person. From the challenging educational requirements, I attained a thorough understanding of my vocational pursuit and have learned to work hard to achive success. Engaging with different people from different backgrounds has expanded my understanding of human beings. Living away from home and being forced to cope with a degree of stress has increased my understanding of what it means to be an adult living independently of my parents. College is a time for the student to grow into an adult who is capable of providing for himself and a family. To be a provider, the student must have a vocation, the ability to interact with other people, and the maturity to manage stress. Attending Grove City College has been a crucial part of becoming an adult.

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

I tell people that the school delivers on its claim tobe affordable, rigorous, and genuine.

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

Tough scholastically, but great Christian atmosphere, beautiful campus, and an altogether life-changing experience!

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

Tough scholastically, but great Christian atmosphere, beautiful campus, and an altogether life-changing experience!

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

Although I am only a year and a half into my college career, I have loved every minute of it. At Grove City, I learn so much and I feel well prepared for life after college. The professors are helpful and caring, and they give me hope as a future educator that it is indeed possible for me to have an impact on the lives of my students. I know that for a teacher, a degree is a must, and the classes that I'm taking give me information that will actually be relevant to what I plan on teaching later in life. Even though the schoolwork is diffiicult, it is always worth it. I have also met amazing friends there who I know will be a part of my life for many years to come.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Grove City is a very tough school academically, so it is difficult to get good grades, but you learn a lot; since it it is not well known, however, the prestige associated with difficult schools is not there, so employees see only less than stellar grades.

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

Grove City College is an acedemic community that provides a blended environment of rigerous acedemic course work and a loving...

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

Grove City College is an acedemic community that provides a blended environment of rigerous acedemic course work and a loving and encouraging faculty.

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

It is a huge privilege and blessing to be able to attend a college, especially a school so determined to equip me with as much knowledge as possible. Grove City College has afforded me such an amazing experience, and I am merely a freshman! I have learned so much and not simply just in the realm of academia. Collegiate life has illuminated certain truths of the world a little more brightly than they previously seemed to me. I have learned just how wealthy a man with one truly loyal friend is. I have learned how quickly people can change. I have even learned the value of a dollar, as it is necessary every time I wish to have clean clothes. College has taught me the value of independence; it is up to me to get motivated to study, to do my laundry, even to ensure that I have a ride home for holidays. However, more than lessons of industriousness I have learned the importance of rest. Yes there is a necessary time for intense study, hard work, and diligence; but the fast moving pace of modern society has neglected the importance of rest. To achieve academic excellence rest is needed.

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

There is honestly no fault that I have found yet in Grove. The work is hard yes but I am gaining such a large wealth of knowledge that the difficulty pails in comparison to my excitement in learning.

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