Jake Marino, '17

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

How big of a role did the affordability of Grove City College play in your college decision-making process?
It played a big factor. While other colleges could offer an ABET-accredited engineering program, few could provide a strong campus community. Even fewer could offer both of these to students at such a great price. Grove City College’s ability to provide both at such an affordable rate made choosing the college an easy choice financially.

How has your faith been strengthened and perhaps even challenged during your time here?
My faith has been strengthened most by the people around me. It was my choice to become involved with the community, and the College certainly encourages a strong Christian environment for its students. My faith has been challenged through conversations with other students and professors, as well as Bible studies. These experiences have encouraged my faith to grow.

How would you describe the level of academics you experienced during your time at Grove City College?
The academics are rigorous across the board. Both my major and general education classes stretched my mind in many ways. They challenged the way I think about the world around me and how I solve problems. The difficult classes not only helped me grow as a student but as a person as well.

What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
In most of my classes the professors knew all of the students by name. I think this is because many of my classes had less than 30 students in them. This makes the interaction much more personable and makes going to a professor’s office hours less intimidating. I truly believe that the professors at Grove City College want to see each of their students succeed in their classes and life.

What is your favorite aspect of Grove City College?
My favorite aspect of Grove City College is the close-knit community not only between the students, but also between the staff and faculty. I have made several lifelong friends at Grove City College with students that I know from my classes and the varsity swim team. I also knew I could go to any of my professors for help with any problem, whether personal or school-related.

Describe your experience with residence life at Grove City College, particularly freshman year.
Freshman year is a time of adjustment for everyone and getting used to a new life style with a group of close knit guys is the best way to do so. I still live on the same hall as a few of the guys on my freshman hall and I am still good friends with many of them even though I do not live with them anymore. The RA’s on freshmen halls also do a great job of getting everyone together and make the transition from home life to dorm life a lot easier.

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