Grove City College Reviews

  • 9 Reviews
  • Grove City (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,990
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/7/2022
  • Degree: Political Science
"I have given Grove City College a 1 star for multiple reasons. The dining services use the lowest grade of Bon Appetit catering. For 5 weeks toward the end of the semester the college stopped serving hard boiled eggs for breakfast and salad bar. As for people with food allergies and dietary restrictions, this college does a very poor job of accommodating people with special dietary needs. In both dining halls, MAP and Hicks (as well as the GeDunk) none of the dishes have ingredient and allergen labels. This makes it very hard for students to find what ingredients are in any of the prepared foods because none are labeled. Every meal I would have, I would always have to ask the chefs what was in the food, and the dining hall staff and chefs were neither pleasant nor helpful. As for the social aspects of the college, the campus segregates the men and women; the observations made by a reviewer 8 years ago still rings true. The men and women have very little to do with each other unless they are dating or engaged. The way the campus is structured with the guys' dorms on the south and the girls' dorms on the north with cafeterias attached to the main dormitories further supports this segregation of the sexes. There is a major lack of school spirit; I attended every home football game (except the one during fall break) and there was a low turnout. Students do not cheer on their school in regards to team sports. I was shocked to realize that even my local public high school had much more school spirit and a higher energy of people. Also, after attending this school, I can confirm the other reviews which say that the school is NOT a party college. Firstly, when I say “party school” I mean that there are no parties where people are sober and are hanging out. There are definitely not parties where students get drunk (if there are, it is very secret), but there aren’t even parties where girls and guys get to hang out together and just have fun. This school prides itself on being a Christian institution which promotes community, but in the day to day life the majority of students are extremely depressed and the people lack a sense of joy. Like many of the students the town is depressed. There is nothing much to do, only one really good coffee shop, Collage, which is a beacon of hospitality and cheer in a colorless rust belt town. I agree with the previous reviews that report the school to have a lack of diversity. I would add that the only diversity the school has is geographic diversity within the state of PA. The recent petition to stop Critical Race Theory from infiltrating the required chapel services and classes has revealed the fact that the administration does not seem to be safe guarding the school’s heritage. The administration does not think it has a problem with the infiltration of ideologies opposed to the college’s core values, whereas in 2020 Hillsdale publicly affirmed in the pages of the Wall Street Journal that it was committed to its core values and would not submit to demands from radical activists. Also, the college requires its students to attend at least 12 chapel credits per semester, but what the administration does not tell their students is that if someone decides to leave the school and has not completed all 12 chapel credits by the time they leave, the administration will withhold the students transcript. Here is the link to another student review website where I could connect my personal experience with reviews which I had read. I hope this is helpful regarding your college choice."
Robotics Engineer
  • Reviewed: 2/29/2020
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Easy curriculum: no Curriculum to prepare for career and general liberal arts knowledge: YES Arrogant professors: no Professors on a mission from God to see how much they can teach you and expect from you in four years: YES Follow the latest trends of societal philosophy: no Viewpoint that there are still some right and wrong morals: YES"
Julie Dieffenbach
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"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"
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"Absolutely excellent. I would recommend this school to anyone"
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: English
"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."