Grove City, PA
Grove City College


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Recent Reviews

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

The first advice I would want to give myself is to not take 18 credits the first semester of college or any semester for that...

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

The first advice I would want to give myself is to not take 18 credits the first semester of college or any semester for that matter. College is not all about studying and working. There are many lessons to be learned and memories to be made outside of the classroom and books. It is not worth all the money you pay to go to school if you do not spend time with friends or have fun. Yes, school work is important and honoring to God, but it is not everything. Remember, failing a test is so minimal in God?s eyes. He wants to use you for His glory, so do not hide behind books all the time. Sleep is extremely important. Be sure to get decent sleep, or you will regret it. You will be more cheerful and attentive if you get good sleep. Also, make sacrifices for others and give of your time to help others as much as you can. It feels good. Be creative and use your time wisely. Choose specific fun things to do with your friends and plan accordingly. College life is wonderful. Make the most of every opportunity and trust God in everything.

What's unique about your campus?

Honestly, I think the best aspect of Grove City College is the comfortable, friendly atmosphere. This is mostly due to the students, staff, and faculty at the college. It is a very safe environment where one has a lot freedom. My friends are absolutely amazing. I never imagined having such wonderful friendships. Everyone is so caring, helpful, and concerned for others. We are able to have so much fun doing creative, yet perfectly safe and legal activities. I appreciate the morals and values upheld at this school. It is a great place to be.

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

I think the worst part of Grove City College is the overwhelming pressure and feeling like you are trapped in a bubble at times. The campus is rather secluded from the outside world and though the community on campus is great, after awhile you just really need to break free of the bubble. There is a lot of pressure on my campus for academic success and to find your future spouse. These two pressures combined can be overbearing at times, but nonetheless, it is a growing experience which one can certainly benefit from.

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

I would tell myself to enjoy the easy life while it's still available. College isn't fun and games like everyone makes it out...

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

I would tell myself to enjoy the easy life while it's still available. College isn't fun and games like everyone makes it out to be.

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

Not being permitted to live off campus unless living with a parent.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The intervisitation rules. No members of the opposite sex in dorm rooms other than certain times on the weekend.

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

Grove City College is full of people who want you to succeed in life and in the career that you are pursuing.

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

Grove City College is full of people who want you to succeed in life and in the career that you are pursuing.

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

I would advise parents to listen to what their children truly want out of life. If it does not match what the parent's dreams for the child are. Than, they need to work together to find a way to compromise and find both a school and degree that will satisfy both parties. I would also advise parents that often times a student will go into something only to realize that what they really want to do is what you have been encouraging them towards their whole life. But, you need to let them figure this out on their own! To students, I say, to make the most out of your college experience, meet lots of people! This will not only be key to you having a great time at school! But, it also builds great connections and relationships that can last for the rest of your life! Take your college experience as a blessing! Study hard, spend time getting to know your professors( they write great recommendation letters!) and also take time to build lasting friendships with your fellow students!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A student should not attend this school if they are not serious about taking responsibility for their education or interested in taking responsibility for their actions as they pertain to the college community as a whole.

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

Finding the right college, looking back at it, is really about a) do they have what you're looking for academically (majors, ...

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

Finding the right college, looking back at it, is really about a) do they have what you're looking for academically (majors, programs, quality of education)? and b) do you have the money to pay for it in a reasonable way? But finding the "right" college isn't as important as what you do when you get there. That's what will make or break your college experience. And really, the college experience (like all of life) is about relationships. Your friends are what will make the college experience wonderful for you, so choose them carefully. Find people who encourage you, who like and accept you for who you are, and in return encourage and accept them. Get involved in campus groups that suit your interests, or find something new to try. This is not to say that you should ignore your academics! College work is an important stepping stone to a good career, and your friends - the good ones - will understand that. But either way, the friendships that you make will truly be what you carry with you from college, and that is how to make the most of your college experience.

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

Find a college that is the right fit for you. Make sure that your major is offered. Make sure the size of the college and th...

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

Find a college that is the right fit for you. Make sure that your major is offered. Make sure the size of the college and the classroom sizes are right for you. Find out what social activities are available. You want to feel good about your choices for free time activities as well as class room activities. And remember not everyone knows exactly what they want to do at 18 years old, it is okay to make changes as you develop into who you are becoming.

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

Grove City College is a school with intense academics, relaxed athletics, great moral values, and some of the most amazing pe...

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

Grove City College is a school with intense academics, relaxed athletics, great moral values, and some of the most amazing people I have ever met.

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

I would say that visiting the college is the most important part. I know as soon as I visited the school I currently attend, I knew that was where I was supposed to be. It clicked, and I knew it was the right place to be. Everything else clicked into place. Regarding making the most of the experience, all I can say is get involved. Whether it be varsity sports, clubs, intramural sports, musical groups, or any other organization go for it. You will meet amazing people, and have the most memorable experiences of your lifetime, guaranteed. You will love whichever college you pick, because you create the experience, your school does not dictate this.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing regarding Grove City College for me was the lack of diversity. I went to a high school in an inner-city, and Grove City College is the complete opposite. In high school, I could count on my hand the Caucasions, and it is the exact opposite at Grove City. I feel that many of the students are missing out on the culture and things you can learn from a college with much more diversity.

Elizabeth
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates in general are great, very helpful, nice in general, polite, though there are always a couple of exceptions.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates in general are great, very helpful, nice in general, polite, though there are always a couple of exceptions.

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

When looking for a college, it might help to find a site that you can list criteria at in order for the site to narrow down options. As for making the most of college, get involved. It is a surefire way to make the most of your time. If you can get involved in multiple things. If the college you chooses has brother/sister halls, and freshman activities, go to them, those are the places you will most likely get to know people that you will be friends with for life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frusterating thing I have struggled with is the fact that the limit of credits a student can take without having to pay more is 17 credits, and each class is generally 3 which 17 is not a mulitple of, so it can be a little difficult to take all of the classes you want without having to pay more. The town surrounding doesn't have a LOT to offer, though what it does offer is good. Also the dining options are womewhat limited though still not terrible.

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

Grove city is unique in that while it is a religious school, it also offers academics that compete with the best states schoo...

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

Grove city is unique in that while it is a religious school, it also offers academics that compete with the best states schools there are. also grove city allows freedoms that many other provate and religious schools do not

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

the one thing that i would reccomend to parents and students dueing the application process would be to take their time. i took a year off after high school and it was the best possible thing that i could have done. during the year off i worked full time, which worked greatly in my maturation process and gave me a better idea of what direction i wanted to take my life in. without having taking a year off i wouldn't have wound up at the school that i did. the year off also allowed me some pretty cool opportunities in addition to working. one thing that i was able to do was spend 2 weeks in the UK visiting friends. it was great to experience a different culture and see how history is different there than it is in America. throughout my whole year off i learned many pratical things such as discipline and hard work, but i was also able to have fun and experience some pretty cool things and i would reccomend it to anyone who is unsure in their search for a college

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

i wish i had known how rigorous the academics would have been, so that i would have been better prepared for my first semester of school

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

Hello prospective college students and parents! My advice for finding the "right" college is to go out there and visit schoo...

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

Hello prospective college students and parents! My advice for finding the "right" college is to go out there and visit schools! Ask questions! Do you fit in with the students? Are the professors approachable and knowledgeable? What activities and events are available to students, especially on weekends? How important is sports? Theater? Greek life? Volunteer opportunities? Check out the classrooms, library, student center, cafeteria, and dorm rooms. Are they inviting? Modern? Clean? "Shop around" for a school where you are comfortable, a school where you could say, "I'm ready to go home" in reference to your dorm room. Students, my advice for making the most of your college experience is to seize every moment. Regarding your social life, form strong relationships with new people. Experience life, both on campus and off. But DON'T act irresponsibly. And regarding your academic life, work hard by diligently. Challenge yourself to move out of your comfort zone. Experiment with new ways of thinking. Inquire about diferent internship and job opportunites, especially over-seas. And most importantly, distinguish your name from the thousands of students who will soon compete with you for a job. Be risky, but be smart. Good luck!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Grove City College students often call themselves "Gr-over achievers." We are 100% dedicated to our schoolwork- the library, student center, and dorm lobbies are packed even on the weekends with students writing papers and studying! We are also incredibly dedicated to our campus activities (everything from intramural volleyball to sign language club ), helping our classmates succeed, volunteering in the college community, and praising God for how awesome He is. Although we may only get five hours of sleep a night because of everything we are involved in, we always have a smile on our face!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Grove City College is not the place for you if you... #1: Prefer "easy A classes" where you can slack off and don't need to do the assigned work or reading #2: Are not concerned about your future employment #3: Are not going to become involved in a great variety of extracurricular activities #4: Are looking for crazy parties (especially with alcohol and drugs) #5: Want to live in a room next to a person of the opposite sex (because males and females live in separate buildings with intervisitation only on the weekends)

Rebekah
Describe the students at your school.

Hard core people who are serious about life.

Describe the students at your school.

Hard core people who are serious about life.

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

It's worth the money to attend. It's a gorgeous campus, and I really enjoy it. The professors are amazingly helpful and I have learned a lot in my classes and from my friend.

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

It's really challenging and not extremely diverse.

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

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