Location
Winona Lake, IN
Undergrads
1,222
Tuition
$23,290
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 303 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid staff are willing to help you if you approach them politely. Grace is more expensive than a state school, for sure, but I received a lot of help getting financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not an athlete or a sports fan, so I don't pay a ton of attention to the sports. Grace has some very talented athletes, and people enjoy going to games and playing intramurals, but it is not a huge rivalry. There are never any loud, screaming fans in the streets after games, which I appreciate.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: It can be very inconvenient to get around Warsaw if you do not have a car. Everything is Winona Lake is within walking distance, but if you actually need to run to WalMart and don't have a car, it can be a pain. Freshman are allowed to have cars, although that rule might be changing. A lot of people on campus are very willing to take you places, though, and many of the people on my hall ask around before going to Warsaw in case anybody wants a ride.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is no student center on campus, but students hang out in their rooms or dorm lobbies and have plenty of fun. The school has plenty of fun events if you are willing to enjoy the smaller festivities of a small school. There are events such as dances and intramurals and monthly comedy shows. It is easy to find things to do if you are willing to give new things a try.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Winona Lake is the most beautiful small town! There are a lot of local businesses on the lake front and a few good places to get right on the lake. A lot of professors take students out on the lake in boats at the end of the year. The community is very supportive of Grace students and events. The only problem is, once you leave Winona Lake, you enter Warsaw, which is not a very pretty place. There are still some good stores, like Ulta and Maurices, but overall Warsaw is pretty dingy.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a few apartment-style dorms located off campus, including in a section of Grace Village, the local retirement home, but if anyone wants to rent an apartment in Winona Lake, they will need to have a seriously lucrative job. Apartments and houses in the lake area are very hard to find and expensive.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed Grace as a school so far. The staff here cares deeply about helping students out, with anything from a special need in housing to excused absences for family emergencies. When my sister was very ill earlier this year, I received so much help and forgiveness from my professors. They not only helped me to stay on track academically, but offered constant prayer and encouragement. I cannot imagine any of the profs here being cold and unreasonable.

4 College Freshman

Majors: One of my favorite things about Grace is the focus on applied learning. The school works really hard to get students internships that interest them, and they allow many different levels of commitment, pay, and areas of learning. I have not completed any yet, but I am hoping to next year.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I really enjoy the Counseling and Sociology programs at Grace. There are a lot of choices of courses. The thing I like the least about the academics is the mandatory freshman courses. They are simply not interesting and the class sizes are too big.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Grace runs on an 8-week system, so that instead of studying 6 classes for 16 weeks, you finish three in half the time. I find this to be really helpful in studying for finals. The professors on campus are all very knowledgeable, although my experience is almost entirely in the Behavioral Sciences department.

1 College Freshman

Weather: Grace's campus is stunning in the spring, summer, and fall, but in the winter it definitely loses it's charm. The spaciousness stops being idyllic when you have to trudge through snow and ice to get to class. Although there is nothing Grace can do about this, people coming from warm states need to brace themselves.

College Freshman

Parking: I do not currently have a car on campus, so I cannot speak from personal experience about the parking on campus. The biggest complaint I have heard on campus is that parking tickets are very expensive and are often given out for very small reasons.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are all fairly nice, especially compared to larger colleges. The biggest downside of living on campus is the price. It is extremely expensive, especially because the cost of laundry is not included. Grace offers multiple apartment-style dorms, though, for those who prefer it.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is very little variation in student backgrounds. Almost all of the students are white, conservative, upper-middle class and were raised in the Midwest. Although this does not make them bad people, it makes the conversations on campus stagnant and leads to a lack of intellectual and political stimulation.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: Theres nothing ever to do. Im often stuck being inside doing nothing by myself

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I have not got caught yet by campus security. The campus has nothing going on night to really get into trouble for. Overall the campus fine.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: This school likes to make it seem like there is very little (if any) drug use or drinking on campus. However, there is definitely an "underground" drinking scene, which seems to be growing year after year.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: A lot of people dis this area because its "boring" but it is a fairly safe and relaxing community. There is definitely not a Ton to do...but its quaint and safe.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There have been some definite issues with housing in the last couple of years. The growing number of students has posed an issue of where to put students. New dorms have been built, houses have been rented/bought in the community, and students are even living in a local nursing home.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: This school is very strict. If you are interested at all in drinking or partying, this probably isnt the school for you. You will get caught. Additionally, if there is a situation where you are suspected of drug or alcohol use, the administration manipulate you and others into giving information.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Keep in constant contact with the Business and Financial Aid offices. They want to help you...its just hard sometimes, especially with so many students working hard to get their tuition paid.

4 College Senior

Majors: It is easy to get in to most majors here. The most difficult to maintain would probably be education or science majors just because of the strictness and requirements.

4 College Senior

Majors: I love my program. The profs are awesome. They care about their students and work very hard to see us succeed.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletic events (especially basketball) are very important on campus. Tons of students use that as their form of entertainment.

2 College Senior

Weather: Living in Indiana, it is not uncommon for it to be snowing one day and 60 degrees the next day. Its even possible for it to be snowy and 60* in the same day.....

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