When considering attending Grove City College, there are a variety of favorable aspects to take into account. Grove City has many intriguing qualities, particularly its Christian environment and quality academics. For me personally, Grove City seemed like the obvious choice as a high school senior deciding on schools.
Coming from a family of Grovers, I always had an interest in Grove City. Hearing about my parents, aunts and uncles, as well as my two older brothers’ experiences here, it sounded like a place I would thrive in. After visiting a few times for Homecomings and various events, I could see myself attending this place I’ve called home for the past four years.
After attending a private Christian school growing up, I knew I wanted to continue to grow my faith in a Christian atmosphere. I thought Grove City would help foster my faith, and I can definitely see how it has. From the Biblical perspectives presented in classes, and participating in Bible studies, to forming friendships with like-minded Christians, it’s been a great environment that’s helped prepare me for going out and defending my faith in the real world.
Another enticing aspect of Grove City was the curriculum. Looking through the course bulletin prior to attending, I was intrigued by many of the classes. Since being here, I genuinely feel that I’ve gained a quality and complete education. I’ve been able to take such a variety of classes in departments such as Humanities, Biology, Math, Political Science, Spanish, Exercise Science, Physical Education and Art. This academic variety has broadened my horizons and helped shape me into a well-rounded individual.
As a Communications major, the Communications courses have been particularly enjoyable for me. Core classes like COMM 135, Writing for the Media and COMM 303, Professional Communication, as well as Communication electives like COMM 235, Journalism and COMM 359, Screenwriting have all been insightful and interesting. I’ve also been able to take advantage of Art classes like ART 104, Beginning Wheel Throwing and ART 210, Visual Communication Design, which have appealed to my interest in Visual Communications and being creative.
The knowledge I’ve acquired and the experiences I’ve had while being here, especially internships and professional opportunities, have been very beneficial in helping guide me in my career path. As I look to graduate in just a few short weeks, I’m excited to apply all that I’ve learned to the world beyond these campus walls.
Reflecting back on my choice to apply early decision to Grove City and my experience here, I can say that I’ve been blessed to attend a school dedicated to Christian principles and excellent academics, and I’m a more knowledgeable and equipped individual because of my time here.