My college decision was far from traditional. I started early, taking advantage of the opportunities my high school gifted program provided to visit schools around my area of Western Pennsylvania. We visited two schools every year, mostly focusing on larger schools that many students from my public high school were interested in. Despite the fact […]
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My Late, Unexpected College Decision
My college search was one of the most thorough things I have ever done in my life—I worked with a professional counselor, visited about 14 schools, read plenty of books that detailed the “500 best colleges in the U.S.,” and bought more college t-shirts that would ever be deemed necessary for the normal human existence. […]
My Summer College Decision: Grove City College Was Always On My Mind
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 When I was a senior in high school, I made the […]
6 Tips for Sophomores
The college search is starting earlier and earlier as more post-high school options pop up. Instead of overwhelming you with all the facts, statistics and options that you’ll be wading through over the next years, we want to provide you – as a high school sophomore – with 6 tips for your college search, specifically […]
I’ve Deposited…now what?
See below for an infographic about what to do once you commit to your college! Designed on venngage.com by Kate Mariani
A Cost-Benefit Analysis: Distance from Home
Both Emma and I traveled a far ways from home to attend college at Grove City. We hail from the gorgeous mountains of Colorado (Emma) and the always-sunny ocean side city of San Diego, California (Kate). So you can be sure that our homes were quite hard to leave. For me, I certainly wasn’t looking […]
The Magnetic Effect of College: What’s the Retention Rate?
Photo Credit As you’ve perused college websites, guides or brochures, you have stumbled upon more statistics and numbers than you can count. One piece of advice I always give to students is: Don’t just accept a statistic for what it is. Care about the story that the statistic tells. Anyone can have a good statistic […]
Christian College – Just a Bubble?
“If you could live in any fictional land – Narnia, The Shire, etc. – where would you want to live?” A good friend asked me this question on my first night as a student at Grove City College. Though I’m sure he intended it only as a fun way to break the ice, it’s a […]
Forming Heart and Character: Classes are About More than Knowledge
After attending a public high school, I knew there was an aspect of education I was missing. This aspect was something I didn’t find until I sat in on a class while visiting Grove City College. The development of all aspects of the person and not simply intellectual growth is what drove me to not […]
What is in a Name?
Choosing the right college is no cakewalk. When deciding the place where you will spend the next four years of your life, what are the most important factors to take into account? Culture? Cost? Size? Program? Is the food good?? The University of California- Los Angeles completed a study asking over 190,000 freshman students what […]