Lilly Lenes, '17

B.S. in Accounting

How does the tuition cost of Grove City College compare to the other schools you looked at during your college selection?
The tuition cost of Grove City College was the most affordable out of all the schools I considered attending. Tuition was even less than the public schools in my home state of Connecticut. The College provide a quality education in a Christian environment which are two characteristics that were important to me.

What are some of the ways you were spiritually engaged while at Grove City College?
I was spiritually engaged in a variety of ways. I was a member of the campus Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and attended their weekly women’s Bible study, which provided Christian fellowship with other students while encouraging and growing my faith in Christ. I took several religious courses that deepened my understanding of God’s Word and how it applies to my everyday life. I also enjoyed participating in several of the spiritual programs made available on campus.

What drew you to choose accounting as your major?
When I began my freshman year, I was unsure what I wanted to major in. I was strong in math, enjoyed organizing data, and wanted to one day work in an environment where I could interact with others. At Grove City College, my adviser and accounting professors were very helpful in explaining the accounting field and the many opportunities I have as an accountant. Almost every business, nonprofit and government agency are in need of accountants, making career possibilities endless. Along with this, the College helped me find tremendous internship opportunities that prepared me for future employment. Accounting allows me to use my analytical and interpersonal skills in a way that is relevant to many businesses.

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?
The professors at Grove City College are truly invested in their students. They have office hours almost every day and are willing to help their students understand and apply the course content. Professors encourage students to participate in class discussions and welcome questions during lectures. They also help prepare students for life after college. For example, the accounting professors help oversee our Accounting Society, open to all accounting majors. At Accounting Society meetings, recruiters from accounting firms in many different fields come and share about their workplace and network with students.

How did you hear about Grove City College?
I first heard about the College from family friends. That same summer while working at a Christian summer camp in New Hampshire, I met a camp employee who was a current student at Grove City College, and she spoke positively about it. During my senior year of high school, she invited me to stay with her for the weekend and visit campus. I was pleased with how welcoming the students were and how willing they were to share and answer my questions about the school.

How would you describe the relationship that the students have with each other on campus?
Being a small school, Grove City College is unique in that it provides a caring Christian community in which students are encouraged to grow in their personal relationship with God, and with each other. Students are treated as individuals, not numbers, and many programs are created on campus to enhance student interaction. RAs and RDs take the time to develop programs for the students to socialize with each other and get to know their floor mates. Due to small class settings, as students progress through their course work and study, fellow students become team workers, encouragers, mentors, and accountability partners.

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