Grove City College
Review of Grove City College
I chose Grove City College for Christian values and rigorous academics. I liked the culture and the environment to learn and develop. I was able to immerse myself in academics while growing in my faith. My sister also attended so I had family ties.
In my opinion, the course curriculum is very difficult and relies heavily on a Christian background and basis. Though not an Ivy League school, Grove City is at the Ivy League level. My courses in my master's program at a different school are currently are incredibly easier than undergrad.
I took the SAT with a score of 1980; and the ACT - 29. I did not take university level exams upon completion/graduation.
The exams are quite difficult for most classes and majors. Some are extensively long. Like all schools, it can be frustrating when an exam didn't quite cover what was taught in class. For the most part, the exams were fair and thought-provoking. You need to study at this school.
Most of the faculty care deeply for their students. They are expected to uphold and maintain a Christian outlook and standard. They always have open doors and are very understanding yet incredibly knowledgeable.
I do not know exactly, but I believe it was about $22,000 per year. Grove City does not accept federal funding as it is a private Christian College. All loans would be private loans and not federal grants.
I lived on campus and on my sorority's hall. There is no Greek housing but sororities/fraternities have their own designated living areas. You are not allowed to live off campus unless you are married or a 5th-year student.
Grove City has a 96% placement rating within 6 months of graduation, meaning students have a career or job within that timeframe of graduating. Grove City provides a network of strong alumni who, familiar with the difficult school, know the candidates will have a strong work ethic.
Grove City did not directly provide an internship, but I did have to acquire one for my minor?s practicum. I very easily obtained an internship and was well prepared. I was directed to alumni contacts to help as well.
Grove City College is a private Christian school, so the events are mainly conservative. There were dances and such, but many events were faith-based and morally sound. Greek groups do exist on campus and hold many events of their own.
Yes, I received scholarships from high school for academics and community service. I did not qualify for financial aid.
Monthly Expense : $200 - $500