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2 College Junior

Diversity: There's not much diversity here. Everyone is pretty much Christian, white, and conservative.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People make jokes about how white the campus is, but it is an old joke. If one really looked around the students body, you would find a number of different races. We are a Christian college so the people that chose to come here are aligned with some sort of Christian church. People of other faiths would not be interested in coming here. This school is famously one of the most conservative in the nation and we are proud of it. I think the campus chapter of College Democrats only has two or three members. In contrast, the College Republicans chapter is very large as are the two Libertarian groups.

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3 College Student

Diversity: There is some diversity, but not much.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are very few diversity so i can't answer this question

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.

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If you're looking for a mosaic of racial diversity, religious faiths, sexual orientations, and political beliefs, you've got the wrong school. Over 50 percent of the student body comes from Pennsylvania, and an overwhelming majority comes from white, middle-class homes.

The handful of African Americans don't even account for one percent of the student body. Some students express dismay over the lack of diversity, and by all indications, accept and desire greater racial diversity. If the membership numbers of the College Democrats Club are any indication, Grove City College does not boast much political diversity either. However, a vocal group of Libertarians keeps up lively discussions with the conservative Republican majority.

Facts & Statistics

African American
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
1%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
93%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
56%
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 48%
20-21: 45%
22-24: 5%
25+: 0%
Gay Pride
The student body, due to its strongly Judeo-Christian majority, considers homosexuality as immoral. Although there is no outright condemnation of the practice, it is generally looked down upon.
Political Activity
Historically, the campus is extremely conservative. Although the students are not particularly active in politics, they are all aware of them. Although there is a small libertarian following in the college and a minority of liberal supporters, generally the campus is conservative Republican.
Economic Status
Most of the student body comes from a middle-class economic background.
Most Common Religions
The College is a broadly evangelical Christian institution. Many students make a strong profession of faith and are active in service organizations, local churches, and campus religious organizations as a demonstration of that faith.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are no minority clubs with an active presence on Grove City’s campus.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 12% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 6% Liberal
  • 21% Moderate
  • 50% Conservative
  • 9% Very conservative
  • 12% Libertarian
  • 3% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 0% Liberal
  • 6% Moderate
  • 42% Conservative
  • 52% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 33 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 33 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 9 responses

  • 78% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 22% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Republican
  • 0% Democratic
  • 11% Independent
  • 33% Other party not mentioned
  • 22% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 38% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 12% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 33% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 22% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 44% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 12% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 25% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 33 responses

  • 24% Very accepting.
  • 33% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 21% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 21% It's hard to be a minority here.
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