Grove City, PA
Grove City College


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

The advice that I would give to students towards the perspective of finding the right college would be to go to the college w...

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

The advice that I would give to students towards the perspective of finding the right college would be to go to the college website and learn everything you could possibly learn about the college itself. Find out everything such as sports, clubs/organizations, and academics. I would also encourage college visits. This assists in the area of learning about the college and experiencing it first hand. Once the right college is chosen, I would encourage the student to get involved in as much as possbie. Do not turn down a great opportunity to be with friends or to even have an opportunity to meet with a professor about academic standings. Develop a relationship with friends and especially professors. The benefits of these relationships will help in the long run and something that will never become a regret. One thing that I strongly encourage towards students and parents is pray! When a person gives everything to God, he gives answers in return. Praying and having a strong and true faith assist us in times of need. Praying about college and the many decisions that come along with college can help a person become more assured about the whole situation.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person that should attend Grove City College, is a person that has big goals for their future. The person should be well rounded. They should be pretty smart, involved in the community and during school years (especially high school), and have an understanding of who they are.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frusturating thing about Grove City College is the academic aspect. I am not considered to be a student that is blessed academically. Ihave my areas which I am smart and areas which im not so smart. I do not like how strong the emphasis is on academics, even though it can be good for some of the students. The students are pushed very hard to get the highest grades possible, which entails for the student to do work constantly.

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

It's a small campus and it provides a Christian atmosphere that I really enjoy. Additionally, they have a very strong academ...

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

It's a small campus and it provides a Christian atmosphere that I really enjoy. Additionally, they have a very strong academic program, which is balanced by many extra-cirricular activities that complete the college experience. The small size allows creates a very close-knit and intimate environment among the students, which is absolutely wonderful.

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

The greatest help to me in finding the right college was to use the abundant resources that are readily available to high school students. Books, magazines, articles, and websites offer so much information about majors, careers, and colleges. Setting aside time to utilize these resources was extremely beneficial and helped guide me to the right college. However, the greatest resources to me were the people that surrounded me, such as guidance counselors, parents, teachers, and friends. The knowledge, experience, wisdom, and intuition that they freely gave to me was priceless. They were able to guide me through my decisions and helped me identify my strengths, weaknesses, and where my talents could best be nurtured and developed. I encourage high school students seeking a college to use these resources ? they offer valuable advice. Once you find the right college, maximize every opportunity to grow. Don?t let any opportunity pass you by, because college ? and all the experiences, learning, and fun associated with it - only happens once in your life. Attend class, get involved in extra-curricular activities, make connections, and work hard so that you can leave a positive impact upon this world.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is excited and motivated to work hard and get a good education. Additionally, since GCC is a Christian college, it is definitely a bonus to be religious - or you may become one while you are here. GCC attracts hard-working and successful individuals who are motivated and excited about life .

Matthew
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being an affordable private school. With many applicants, it has the ability to choose those who ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being an affordable private school. With many applicants, it has the ability to choose those who excelled the most during High School . Getting good grades are not easy but you get a quality education. It has a great Engineering Department.

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

It combined high academics, a Christian atmosphere, with relatively low costs.

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

Research schools thoroughly and then visit them. Go to some classes and walk around the campus to get a feel for what life would be like there. Be bold and ask some students how they are liking it there. Once you get to college, become involved in activities. Keep active and avoid the Freshman 15.

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

It is a orive Christian college that is comparably inexpensive to other private and even state schools. Their academics are ...

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

It is a orive Christian college that is comparably inexpensive to other private and even state schools. Their academics are hardcore, and they have some pretty awesome alumni networking.

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

Choosing a school: Take a deep breath. You have a lot of people on your side-- family, high school faculty, the college admissions; no one wants you to end up in the wrong place. Talk to your high school counselors about schools with a good academic fit. Talk to your parents about you can afford. Talk to the admissions & always visit the schools you are seriously considering. Walk around, talk to the professors, talk to the students, & see if you jive with the campus atmosphere. Most importantly, listen to your gut. What sort of dreams have you always wanted to pursue? What sort of person do you see yourself becoming? Some people have that figured out, but most do not. If you're like the majority, consider college a time for finding answers about who to become. Examine your goals and decide where you think they would best take off. Once you're there: Even if you're new on campus remember that your time is short. Use your time to explore and challenge your goals. Know that your friends become a second family. Fight the stressors of school with exercise and planning, & never be afraid to try something new.

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

The quality of the education I am receiving, the genuinely Christian focus of my courses, and of course the best friends and classmates anyone could hope for :)

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

As a student at Grove City College, expect to work like you've never worked before, to grow through life-changing classes, to...

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

As a student at Grove City College, expect to work like you've never worked before, to grow through life-changing classes, to know your professors personally, to get involved in too many campus organizations, to make lifelong friends, to be challenged spiritually and intellectually, to live in a unique campus community, to enjoy one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States, and to wonder where your four years went as you receive your diploma.

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

When looking into a college, it is important to think not only of majors and careers, but of the whole person. Certainly majors and careers are a huge portion of your college experience, but what really constitutes a life well lived? At the end of your life, will your identity rest in your job and your salary, or in what kind of person you were, and what kind of life you lived? Did you love your job and serve faithfully in your career? Did you make a difference in the world, or your particular sphere of it? Finding a school that will not just prepare you for a career, but will in addition shape who you are as a person is like looking for a needle in a haystack. And it is worth every minute of the search. Going into college with the attitude that you're going to have a big impact is a false notion. Expect to be changed, stretched, broken and challenged by your classes, your new friends, your professors, and your campus community. It is up to you to make the decision to put yourself in a place where you will be changed for good.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

To me, the most frustrating thing about the school is the fact that there are no graduate programs - I would definitely continue on at Grove City if I could.

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

A Christian community that strives for academic excellence.

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

A Christian community that strives for academic excellence.

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

Looking for the right college is an extremely important process. Not only do you have to look for the place where you will be given the best opportunities, but you need a place that will not send you into a finicial crisis. With the economy and the cost of living being in such a massive upset, finding both is usually quite a trial. My advice is to not pay attention as much to the cost as to the atmosphere of the school and the activities available there. Finding a place where you can bring some of your interests with you is critical to the college experience because it wil help you to maintain some of your identity. college is a life changing experience; a time when you discover what you want to do with your life. If you leave behind the things that you love the most, then you will look back years later and wonder what could have been. Instead of doing this, be willing to take risks and discover your own passions in every field, not just in your major. Learn from your mistakes but never regret them. Find a school that will let you be yourself.

What's unique about your campus?

The ability for me to learn about the Christian perspective of certain issues as well as the secular ones. I like this because it helps me to better develop my intellect.

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

I believe you need to choose a school that will allow you to meet you personal goals. I would encourage students to carefully...

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

I believe you need to choose a school that will allow you to meet you personal goals. I would encourage students to carefully plan finacially for their education and consider the possibility of starting out at a community college. By starting slow you give yourself more time to decide what you want to do with your life. One of the most important practical concerns is choosing where to live and with whom. Students should look into all of the alternatives before committing to campus housing. Sometimes their are better deals off-campus. This decision can be the prime decider on how you feel about your college experience. Most importantly, students need to look on their college experience as a growth opportunity where you are allowed to approach adulthood slowly and carefully. Look for opportunities to learn and take responsibility instead of avoiding them. There will be significantly less shock when you graduate if you have those experiences. Above all, college should be a enjoyable time where you refine your personal worldview and begin to make the difficult choices that often develop your character and influence your future.

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

They approach the students like children. They do not do enough to encourage internship. My GPA is lower than it would be at any other school because grades are uninflated.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Christian, conservative. Someone who is willing to put up with rules and restrictions. Someone who does not want to be treated like an adult.

Matthew
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The career placement services, rigor of classes, low acceptance rate, average athletic fitness level of students, participati...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The career placement services, rigor of classes, low acceptance rate, average athletic fitness level of students, participation in IM sports.

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

I would suggest tapeaking with current students at the college to see if your personality will fit in with the population. Remember that tests and finals are a different expeience in college than in highschool-- begin studying before the night before the test. Remember that, although it is important to get good grades, it's just as important to have a good time. Make friends that will encourage you both academically and socially so that you can have a balanced and awesome experience.

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

The career placement services, rigor of classes, low acceptance rate, average athletic fitness level of students, participation in IM sports.

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

Parents and students should consider the reputation, location and character of the school. They need to ensure that the colle...

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

Parents and students should consider the reputation, location and character of the school. They need to ensure that the college fits their academic and social expectations, and that they can afford to attend there. Once students are at school they should become active members of the campus community, while balancing their school work. It is important to get involved in campus life by volunteering and joining campus groups, because this allows one to meet people as well as contribute to the community. However, it's important to maintain good grades, because graduating is an important aspect of the college experience, after all. Students should accept that they probably are not going to get A's in all their classes, and realize that as long as they are giving school their best effort it's alright to not graduate at the top of their class. Work hard. Play hard. Have fun! These are the best years of your life.

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

I wish I had known that the difficult of the classes would mean that I would have a poor gpa, and lose my scholarship.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are very focused, intelligent and hard-working, and who want to have a positive impact on their community and environment.

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

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