Benjamin Marasco, '16

B.S. in Finance

How big of a role did Grove City College's affordability play in your college decision-making process?
Before college, I promised to maximize the investment that family, friends, and generous donors had made in my education. My goal was to graduate debt-free. Grove City College’s excellence and affordability made the realization of my goals possible.

How has your faith been strengthened and perhaps even challenged during your time here?
The Lord used Grove City College to bolster and grow my faith in inexplicable ways – faculty lectures, Bible study, simple conversations. I was continually encouraged and challenged by fellow students who were fervently seeking the Lord.

How would you describe the level of academics you experienced at Grove City College? 
Excellent. The humanities and general education requirements create well-rounded students, life-long learners, and more effective workers. They caused us the think more deeply, to connect the dots.

What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
Professors are open, fun mentors. They truly love watching students develop in understand. Teaching is a calling for them.

What is your favorite aspect of Grove City College?
People make the difference. The Lord works through the administration, staff, faculty, students, cafeteria workers, groundskeepers, maintenance to make the College a beacon of light in our world. Christ is evident during a five minute walk to class, in the short exchanges and long conversations – through the people. They care about others.

Describe your experience with residence life, particularly your freshman year.
Life in a residence hall is one of the biggest blessings of college. My best friends were within 20 steps of me. The residence halls are one of the primary learning experiences of college. Freshman year, students are placed ona hall, and it is diverse. And that, I would never trade. Despite our differences, we formed deep bonds, became good friends, and developed an appreciation for the diversity within our world.

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