Caroline Schmitt, '13

B.S. in Exercise Science

How does the tuition cost of Grove City College compare to the other schools you looked at during your college selection?
All of the other schools I looked at were small, private, liberal arts schools, and Grove City College was easily 40 to 50% less expensive. Looking back, I am not sure how I would have afforded any of those other schools, and I did not sacrifice any part of my education in the process.

Overall, how would you describe the spiritual environment at Grove City College?
I went to a high school that was diverse with students of many different backgrounds and belief systems. Although that experience had its own benefits, it was a pleasant change to be in an environment with so many people who shared similar values and beliefs. This atmosphere was apparent in all aspects of campus life from the dorms, to classrooms, to athletic fields.

How would you describe the level of academics you have experienced during your time at Grove City College?
The academics are challenging and rigorous, however, the education I received was invaluable. Grove City College allowed me to be well prepared to work my way through and excel in graduate school as I earned my doctor of physical therapy degree.

What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
Professors and faculty are genuinely invested in the lives of their students. Not only do they push students to excel in their classes, but they provide a unique support system outside of the classroom.

What advice would you give to an incoming student?
I would tell incoming students to take advantage of the many opportunities the College provides during their time on campus. Most of my fondest memories from college are from organizations or events I became involved in that I never thought I would enjoy or even knew existed before coming to Grove City College. I would also tell incoming Grovers not to sweat the small stuff because there will be bumps along the journey!

How would you describe the relationship that the students have with each other on campus?
Most of my closest friends to this day are relationships that began at Grove City College. We were able to grow with and challenge and support one another personally, academically, and spiritually while in college. Now we are experiencing many of life's major milestones together such as first jobs, graduate school graduations, and weddings.

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