Ian McAllister, '16

B.S. in Physics, Minor in Mathematics

Do you feel like you made any concessions to come to a school that is reasonably priced?
There’s not the feeling of a big university and there aren’t many people, but that’s not a concession to everyone and there were certainly no concessions made academically speaking. I think the tuition cost was very affordable, especially when compared to the quality of the academics.

What are some of the ways you have been spiritually engaged while at Grove City College?
The Resident Assistants, especially freshman year, make a big effort to engage you spiritually in day-to-day life. In general, not many classes in physics lend well to a discussion of faith. But the Studies in Science Faith and Technology courses do serve to bring up the subject. I found that very helpful in my understanding of science and faith as a unified topic.

How would you describe the level of academics you have experienced during your time at Grove City College?
The classes can be very thorough and difficult, but that’s exactly what you hope to get out of a college classroom.

What drew you to choose physics as your major?
I’ve wanted to be in physics since I was 7 years old. When I found out there was a career path that focused on discovering and explaining the natural world, there was never any other option for me.

How would you describe the relationship that the students have with each other on campus?
In general, the students are very friendly with each other. There’s never any trouble in asking for help with a class or starting a discussion with a stranger over a meal.

What advice would you give to an incoming student?
Coming to Grove City Colege isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it.

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