Megan Baak, '17

B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Biblical and Religious Studies

How big of a role did the affordability of Grove City College play in your college decision making process?
Grove City College’s low tuition definitely played a large role. I had received scholarships from other schools, but they were still more expensive. I knew I was going to grad school, so I decided to go to a more affordable undergraduate school.

How has your faith been strengthened, and perhaps even challenged during your time here?
My faith has been challenged immensely since I arrived my freshman year. I surrounded myself with friends and professors who make me question my fundamental beliefs which has helped me develop and strengthen my faith and morals.

How would you describe the level of academics you have experienced at the College?
Academics are extremely rigorous, but rewarding. Although I spent a great deal of time studying for classes and writing papers, I found the work to be beneficial because I am interested in the topics, and I know I am retaining the information.

What drew you to choose political science as your major?
I have always been interested in politics and how the government functions, both domestically and internationally. Having a career with a political organization that allows me to interact with foreign officials is extremely interesting to me.

What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
I have had very positive relationships with the majority of my professors. Because of the small student-faculty ratio, professors truly care about each individual student and how they are doing in the class. Professors are accessible and willing to help prepare for exams and brainstorm topics for papers.

What is your favorite aspect of Grove City College?
My favorite aspect was the friendships I made. They are strong enough to last a lifetime. It is so special to be in a place that supports your values, and I’ve definitely tried to take advantage of that unique experience.

How would you describe the relationship that the students have with each other on campus?
Grove City College has so many unique students, and they are all able to find a niche on campus. Students have strong, encouraging relationships with each other, which continue throughout their college careers and after graduation.

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