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Class of 2005.Business - Management and Administration
Class of 2005. The weather was miserable. The food was painful, usually going in and often going out. The academics, by any measure, were excessive. GCC values Christian identity more highly than subject matter expertise, experience, and/or industry connections in the hiring of its full-time faculty. The adjunct faculty members were decidedly more qualified and enjoyable.

Read the Crimson in its entirety. Social life was non-existent (ice-cream socials do not qualify, ever). Intercollegiate athletics were a joke. Name recognition outside of the Pittsburgh area is poor at best (sample areas include DC, MD, SC, CO, HI, NY and OH). I?ve ceased mentioning the school's name in conversation as people rightly ask if it's a community college. GCC doesn't "give" you the computer until you graduate. If you are LGBT avoid this place. I?m an Ally and you're better than this school.Would I attend GCC again? Absolutely not. I hope this information helps you with your decisions.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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This is a fantastic school.AverageComputer Science
This is a fantastic school.
However, the work load is excessive.
Also, the course selection is slightly limited. But also seeing continuous growth.
Please also keep in mind that this is an extremely religious school. Attending chapel is required. And God is likely to come up in just about every conversation you have in campus. Being a Christian myself, I find this to be a great benefit of attending this college. But I do find it to be excessive at times.

Please also know that it is commonly believed that grove city has little to no racial diversity. This has not been the case in my time at the school. It is majority white. But there is a strong minority presence on campus as well.

The students here also, in general, have politically conservative views. But are accepting of those who have more liberal views. Politics rarely cone up in conversation at grove. So this should not be a major concern .But is still worth mentioning.

The campus is beautiful in every possible way. The architecture is impressive. The trees are nice. The flowers are gorgeous when in bloom. The grass is very well kept. The river through campus and bridges across it are are very cool. As well as many other features that make this campus one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. And definitely the most attractive college campus I can think of.

The weather is, for the most part, great. Though it does rain a tad bit more than I'd like.
The food is not great, but is acceptable.
The dorms in every building are in nice shape, and have adequate space. The dorm furniture is far better than I had expected. The desks are super nice. The chairs are odd at first, but functional. The beds are reasonably confortable.

The health services office is easily accessible and incredibly helpful.
The counceling center is phenomenal.
The professors are great. They are knowledgeable, caring, flexible, helpful, encouraging, and approachable.

The vast majority of the students are incredibly friendly.
Campus safety officers are rarely needed, but are always fast and easily reachable in the rare occasion that there is an incident. And they are calm, kind and helpful. And are very well prepared.

The town around the college is very minimal. So most of your time will likely be spent on campus. But there are a few nice shops and restaurants around. And there is plenty to do on campus, so time spent off campus is largely unnecessary.My only major complaint is the strict policy regarding visitation hours in opposite sex dormitories. But the policy does make sense. And is not unreasonable or unnecessarily restrictive. So I see no reason not to stand by it.

1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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This college is a very beautiful campus inSuper BrilliantHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
This college is a very beautiful campus in a small town in a lovely part of Pennsylvania. The professors are really wonderful; my experience with the faculty members on average has been that they are excellent. They're very passionate about their fields of expertise and are very eager to help students understand the lessons. The student body is pretty unpleasant in as a whole, but I've met several friendly people, and, after all, meeting other students was not a main reason I came here. The Greek types are terrible. In early February, all the Greek groups have their pledge weeks and that makes the campus miserable for everybody. Otherwise you can mostly be left alone. RAs in male dorms are very hands-off and we can do about anything we want. I know some female RAs are more anal retentive and difficult to live with.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1921
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: C-
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