How big of a role did the affordability of Grove City College play in your college decision making process?
When I was choosing a college, my primary concern was to find a school with rigorous academics that would challenge me. However, affordability also was an important factor. I ultimately chose Grove City College because the tuition and associated costs were about half the price of the other colleges I was considering.
What are some of the ways you have been spiritually engaged while at Grove City College?
I have had the privilege to be involved in discipleship groups and a ministry group called New Life. Through both of these I have been able to form strong relationships with other Christians who build me up in my faith. Another key way that I have been engaged spiritually is through the classroom and faculty on campus. Even if not explicitly stated by the professors, the Christian framework is apparent in all of my courses.
How would you describe the level of academics you have experienced during your time at Grove City College?
The academic standards at Grove City College are high but attainable. You are expected to achieve excellence and are pushed to do your best. Although the academics are challenging, the professors want you to succeed and come alongside you to that end.
What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
Within an academic sense, the professors seek for the students to fully comprehend the information. Even beyond the classroom, my professors have served as mentors for me. When I have a question related to coursework, or the psychology profession in general, my professors are happy to share their wisdom with me.
What is your favorite aspect of Grove City College?
My favorite aspect of Grove City College is the people. My peers and the faculty have helped me to grow in my career preparation and my faith. I have changed in good ways because of the people here. Because of my interactions with those on campus, I view Grove City College as more than just my school. It is my home. My classmates and professors are my family.
How would you describe the relationship that the students have with each other on campus?
My relationships with my peers on campus are mutually uplifting. I love spending time with my friends hanging out, playing games, and attending campus events like lectures or dances. We also enjoy going off campus to the local coffee shop Beans on Broad and getting ice cream at Sweet Jeanie’s. My friends and I have fun together, but our relationships go beyond the surface level. We build each other up when we are struggling. We encourage each other spiritually, emotionally, and academically.