Do you feel like you made any concessions to come to a school that is reasonably priced?
At first I wanted to keep my options open, but by the time I needed to make my decision I was set on Grove City College and the reasonable tuition price was just a bonus.
Overall, how would you describe the spiritual environment at Grove City College?
The spiritual environment of Grove City College is what made me want to come to this school. I was blown away by the amount of students who are serious about their faith. I loved walking into the dining hall as a visitor and seeing groups of people praying together before their meal. I also admired the friendly faces everywhere and the way so many individuals shamelessly talked about faith during my first encounter with them.
How do the academics challenge students to think on a deeper level about the world and life in general?
Many of the classes I have taken have spent time in quality group discussions that look at answering deep theological and philosophical questions. Listening and participating in these discussions have helped me to critically think and formulate opinions.
What are some of the ways that professors ensure that students not only receive information but truly learn and understand how to apply that information?
Class discussion where students engage with their fellow students and the professor. Some professors give visual examples through video clips or bringing in professionals who are able to further expand on the professor’s lectures.
What advice would you give to an incoming student?
I would say to enjoy the process. Do not wish the college experience away and take advantage of the relationships on campus. Do not miss out on them. This is an awesome opportunity to grow spiritually and intellectually. The friends and professors I have met at Grove City College have changed my life. So step into the opportunities and relationships before you!
Describe your experience with residence life at Grove City College, particularly freshman year.
I have met some of my best friends on my hall (particularly freshman year). Freshman year can be a time of tons of change, but everyone is in the same boat so being intentional about relationships on the hall made my transition a lot easier. Also, my RA’s were wonderful and made themselves available to talk and give advice and encouragement.