Grove City College Reviews
Grove City college is a small, private, Christian college. It is located in rural western Pennsylvania and hour north of Pittsburgh. I liked that the classes were not more than 50 people. As you progressed in your major the classes became smaller. The academics were challenging. Looking back I appreciate the challenge, and how I was pushed to think and had to work to get the grades I wanted. For a small college, there were a lot of activities to get involved in. I loved the variety of community service and outreach organizations.
Grove City College at first glance is either completely compelling to a student, or completely off-putting. It is compelling to the student who has been home schooled or with a Christian or Catholic school background. The institution is known for it's roots in faith and freedom, having made a name for itself in the landmark Supreme Court Case in which it battled the requirements of Title IX. GCC does not permit students to accept federal financial aid. Which is also the reason it can turn many students away. It is not known for its cultural diversity and the dorms are gender specific. It is not a place to gain your "typical college experience." As compared to nearby Westminster College of New Wilmington, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA, or Thiel College of Greenville, affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran church; GCC is quite comparable in size, academics and student life. Also nearby is Slippery Rock University, which differs from the rest as it is a state school and is very large in size. GCC sits on an absolutely picturesque campus on a hillside in Grove City. While the town of Grove City is not large, there is everything a student would need between a box store for supplies, grocery stores, dining establishments and a good hospital. It is a very safe campus. There are new construction projects continually in the works as GCC tries to maintain an edge with state of the art facilities for the students' use. I loved my time at Grove City. I was not raised in a Christian home and learning both academically and spiritually was what I needed in my years from GCC. It was tough at times, the zero tolerance alcohol policy was definitely a bummer. The academics are truly rigorous. However I found it (in the end) to be worth is as I was taught by and interacted with the professors on a daily basis, not just graduate assistants like at larger institutions. The powers that be at GCC truly listen to the students. The president (during my time) had regular hours in the student union a few times a month just to sit and hear from us. There are opportunities to join sororities, fraternities or housing groups, Where the college lacks in choices for sports, it makes up for in intramural opportunities. Grove City College was somewhere I never intended to go. It is a small, conservative college in a small town. Having grown up in the general area I wanted to taste big city life at a large college where I could meet new and diverse people and grow. That wasn't in the plans for me, so I embarked on a journey that kept me close to home at GCC. Little did I know it was exactly the place I was supposed to be. And now, years after my graduation, I am now employed there as support staff. I hope to make it my full time career with the institution when I finish my next degree
It provided an excellent education at a conservative Christian college. It lacked minorities and was somewhat sheltered but good if that's what you want. Great professors who care about their students and plenty of activities on campus.
Even though Grove City is a small school and a small town, it has excellent academics that will challenge even the most advanced student, as well as a number of extracurricular activities and a strong Christian environment that permeates everything they do. The community at GCC is amazing and will be like a home away from home.
I loved the small class sizes and friendly atmosphere of Grove City College. Not only did I receive an excellent education from professors who knew me by name but I also made life-long friends and amazing memories.
Absolutely excellent. I would recommend this school to anyone
The college has extremely rigorous academics. The courses are tough, but the professors are helpful. I learned a lot because of it and miss learning new things like I did when in college.