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| I would strongly recommend Grove City College to people who are looking for a Christian atmosphere, challenging academics, and an involved student body. The majority of the student body lives on campus in the dorms. Intramural sport involvement is reportedly around 70% of the campus, which is phenomenal, if you think about it. It is very easy to get involved in groups on campus if you want to; the college puts on an activities fair at the beginning of the year every year so everyone has a chance to join an organization if they want to. |
The town is fairly small. If you're looking for a lot of things to do off campus, you don't really have many options. There is a one-screen movie theater in town, but that's really the only attraction besides restaurants. This means that you have to be creative about how you spend your time. It doesn't mean that there's nothing to do. It's impossible to have nothing to do when you're within half a mile of 2,400 people your age with similar interests. You just have to be inventive instead of just reverting to the old standby of going out on the town.On the up side, if you have a car or know someone else who does, the Outlets are close by, and there's a Wal-Mart a couple miles away from campus, so you don't have to bring everything with you. Pittsburgh is close-ish; about an hour away from campus. It's nice to go there once in a while, but it's a bit far to go every weekend.
|Feb 15 2010|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| Grove City is a fabulous college. I learned more in the four years that I spent at Grove City than at any other point in my life. A+ for academic quality - the professors will challenge you to think critically. A+ for social atmosphere, the people there are amazingly friendly. |
|Jan 08 2010|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I think Grove City College is a great school, but not for everyone.|
1. It is very difficult. Not crush-your-soul difficult, but you WILL have to work hard and you will have to spend a good amount of time working.
2. There's isn't much to do besides school. The town of Grove City has almost nothing to do, but if you have friends on campus there are always people hanging out, watching TV, playing video games, and finding their own fun.
3. You don't have to be a mindless conservative to go here. I've met plenty of people with different backgrounds and perspectives and people don't "shun" them.
4. The rules HONESTLY aren't that bad, and intervis is no way as bad as people claim. So you have to keep a shoe in the door and can't have sex. What else do you expect from a Christian school? They have standards, but unless you don't follow the (pretty reasonable) rules, you shouldn't feel too stifled.5. At least in the English department, the professors are great, interesting, and really know their stuff. Just don't let first impressions bias you too negatively. I'm also taking a second major in communication studies, and, although the department isn't quite as good, it's only about ten years old. Comm department also has a wonderful new head who's working on good changes.
|Dec 13 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |