Do you feel like you made any concessions to come to a school that is reasonably priced?
Coming to Grove City College allowed me to invest in my education in a way that was financially and personally responsible. The academic life here is unparalleled to other institutions. I am frequently impressed by the fact that I am getting a world-class education at a fraction of the price of most of my peers at other schools. I’m thankful that Grove City College remains committed to educating its students and preparing them for the world that awaits them without burdening them with insurmountable financial costs.
Overall, how would you describe the spiritual environment at Grove City College?
Grove City College is unique in the fact that it doesn’t require students to sign a statement of faith when they enter the fall of their freshman year. For this reason, my spiritual journey at the College has been a deeply personal one. I have learned the importance of self-discipline and taken the time to prioritize my faith. Most importantly, I am thankful to be surrounded by fellow students, professors, and administrators who are like-minded, and who are committed to walking alongside me on my journey, for better or for worse.
How do the academics challenge students to think on a deeper level about the world and life in general?
As an English student, I’ve loved having the opportunity to practice charitable reading. Not everything I’ve read (or will read) is written from a Christian perspective, but I have learned to read with a gracious attitude and find the beauty in the ordinary. As I look toward my future career, I am excited to have the chance to interact with my colleagues in this same way, knowing that not everyone is approaching something from a Christian perspective, but doing my best to love them despite it.
What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
My relationships with my professors will be the thing that I miss most when I leave this place. I can’t even begin to put into words the way that my professors have impacted my life through their lectures, their conversations, and their prayers. They have invited me into their offices and their homes, let me get to know their children, and allowed me to experience a kind of home away from home. Grove City College’s professors are an undeniably compassionate, faithful and generous group of people.
How did you hear about Grove City College?
My dad has a deep connection to the school so Grove City College was a place that I was familiar with growing up. As the time came to apply for college, Grove City College was not my first choice, but as I got deeper into the application process, it became clear that it was where I was meant to go.
How would you describe the relationship that the students have with each other on campus?
My college friendships are some of the richest relationships I have in my life. Because you are working and living and studying among the same people all the time, you get the chance to invest in people’s lives in unique ways.