Grove City, PA
Grove City College


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Recent Reviews

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.

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.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $16,630
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  • 82%

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