Clara Hindman, '20

B.S.W. in Social Work

How does the tuition cost of Grove City College compare to the other schools you looked at?
The tuition is much lower than other schools I looked at. I am from out of state, and it was more affordable than some of the schools in my home state.

How would you describe the spiritual environment at Grove City College?  
The environment cannot be generalized in such a way. Grove City College has many parts: faculty, staff, students, donors, and input from the community. The College seeks to represent godly standards, but just like the body, if one part fails to do its job then the whole body suffers. As a whole, the people of Grove City College work together so that as a body it can function at peak spiritual performance. The College will not stop striving to be better, for that is the nature of this place.

What drew you to social work as your major?
I grew up to be a well-rounded person through the encouragement of my parents. When it came to college, I didn’t have one specific focus I wanted to be involved in. I enjoyed a little of everything. I knew my limits and dislikes, so I chose social work because it offers a broad range of options and experiences. 

What are some of the ways that professors ensure that students not only receive information but also truly learn and understand how to apply that information? 
The professors tend to directly ask classes if the material being learned is applicable or makes sense. The professors encourage any and all feedback, whether in person, in their office, or over an email, and they make themselves very approachable.

What advice would you give to an incoming student? 
I would tell incoming students to not overload themselves because they will have four years to enjoy it all. Social activities and schoolwork are both needed, but they do not have to be separate entities. I would encourage them to try clubs and meet professors and really get to know the depth of their fields of interests as well as take time for social life.

Can you describe some of your own experiences in campus activities?
I am a member of a small club and do not participate in sports, but I have attended events put on by other groups and clubs and find that with good advertising and planning, students and faculty come to support them. 

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