Location
Grove City, PA
Undergrads
2,469
Tuition
$14,880
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 871 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I have not had a car so I can't really comment. The town is close enough to walk and there are some students with cars so I have found that I don't really need one.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Grove City students are encouraged to take part in the community. Since there is no Sunday chapel, most students venture into the town for services. There is a small shopping area with a movie theatre, comic book store, and food stores. There does not seem to be any animosity towards students. Grove City is famous for its outlets and the Wendell August forge.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Grove City does not have as much diversity as other colleges although I think the treatment of minorities is better than other schools. The typical student is conservative with a strong religious background.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. I often walk alone at night and have never had any concerns.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The admissions process is not too different from most other schools. You do need to be a strong student and provide evidence of good grades and decent test scores. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule a visit to the school but it is not mandatory. The admissions office employees are very nice and helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The psychology classes are taught by the professors, not grad students. The availability of my advisor has been outstanding and I feel that I have gotten a lot of help from him. He has helped plan out my courses, offered good suggestions, and discussed future opportunities. There are a lot of gen ed courses that must be taken but once you move past these, the psych offerings are substantial. Conservative Grove City provides a nice change from the more liberal views taught at other colleges.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The use of drugs and alcohol on campus is forbidden and is enforced. Because the campus is pretty conservative, there is a lot less drinking and drugs than in other schools. Peer pressure swings the other way--the pressure here is not to drink and do drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: i don't use public transportation so I am not sure what is available. I walk or get a ride with a friend. I know they have an airport shuttle.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks have social and service projects. While there are many students who participate in fraternities, there are just as many who do not.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Although the rooms are on the small side, they are comfortable. The RAs make every effort to reach out to all students and have social gatherings as a floor. The bathrooms are clean and large enough for the number of students. Most dorms are close to classes and the dining halls.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school does have some apartments that are available for upper classmen. Most students live in the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Grove City does have most of the major sports and are competitive in their division. While Grovers do take their sports seriously, there is not the frenzy that you see at some schools. They have a wide variety of intramurals and you're not expected to be a fantastic athlete to participate.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: If you don't like the winters cold, this is not the place for you. Grove City gets more snow than other areas in PA and it is always several degrees colder. Bring boots and a heavy coat.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Grove City supplies each student with their own laptop. Originally, gaming access was only available in certain spots on campus but now it is available in the dorms. internet speed could be faster but the reliability is pretty good.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Grove City is a small town so one cannot expect to get the wide variety that would be available in a major city. There are local diners, pizza places, Chinese, Italian and the typical chain fast-food options.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Because Grove City is a college, classes are taught by professors and not graduate assistants. Classes are very challenging and the workload is on the heavy side. Professors are very accessible. There are a wide range of courses from which to choose but course registration is a stressful time. Most students are able to get the courses they need.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The paperwork is not too bad and the financial aid office is helpful. Most students who need aid do receive some sort. They also have a very good loan program.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Grove City College has high standards when it comes to school policies. Academics are a priority so students do not come to this conservative college to party. The college recognizes this and makes every effort to enforce the rules that students originally agreed to in coming here.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: Grove City College is full of great activities but they are not the typical things one thinks of when describing nightlife. For the most part, students do not go out to bars or alcohol-filled gatherings. If you are looking for wild and crazy parties, Grove City is not the school for you.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek groups serve the community and are spiritual groups as well with Bible Studies and they host some really fun events

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: No clubs. Campus events are the best though!

College Sophomore

Transportation: There are only airport shuttles around breaks.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love being a history major and I love the professors here from a variety of departments.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my field and the career services office is extremely helpful

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Do everything as early as possible!

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The Quad The Quad The quad of Grove City College, with Harbison Chapel, opened in 1930, on the left, and North Hall, a women's dormitory, on the right.

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John Kloosterman
Hometown
Kalamazoo, MI
Major
English
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Freshmen might be a little skeptical about the "Grove City family" lingo that they hear during orientation and opening convocation. However, by graduation, many undergrads admit that Grove City College is a second family. Like almost any real family, Grove City College has its unpopular rules, its rebels, its squabbles, and its quirks. But also like a real family, there's a bond-despite the blemishes. Not everyone is in love with their college family, but Grovers have no excuse to feel like just one of the crowd.

Some students complain their way through four years of killer academics, narrow-mindedness, and local boredom, but by the time most of them actually finish, they have enjoyed Grove City College, despite their gripes. In contrast, many students rave about the school right from the start. They thrive on the academic challenges, accept Christian values, and change the local atmosphere with their passionate desire to serve God and others. The popularity of activities like Orientation Board, Homecoming Committee, and tour guiding are sure signs that students love their school. Grovers, the mainstream and rebel alike, make life-changing connections here.
They become the happily-married, successful alumni who bring their kids to Homecoming for an extended family vacation or reunion.

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