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2 We Are Grove City College

Find Your Calling

4 What Makes Us Distinctive

Our Career Services Office is consistently ranked in the

6 How We Rank

Top 20 in the nation. Discover how we rank in other areas and the approach we take to help you find your calling.

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 Be a World Changer  Be transformed by the challenging academics offered at

Grove City College. While you are at it, check out our expert tips on writing the best college essay!

22 Discover the Real Value

Your decision on the “right” college should be about your

return on investment (ROI). Will your education help you succced in life and a career? The real value is found in an amazingly affordable Grove City College education.

12 Searching for the Right Fit 14 Christianity Abounds

16 Help Build a Better World 18 Life Beyond the Classroom 20 Work Hard! Play Hard! 24 Come and See 28 Take the Next Step EXPERT

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9 WRITING A COLLEGE ESSAY 15 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION 25 GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VISIT

A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Our vision for the Crimson View is to give you a transparent look at Grove City College. We hope that it will serve you well in your college planning, from what we look for in an applicant to expert tips on essay writing, as well as interview tactics, letters of recommendation, advice from current students, and a 360˚ view of campus life.

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HIGHLIGHTS

EXPERT TIPS

FEATURES

2017–2018


Faithful to our historic mission. At Grove City College we strive to equip our students for lives of service to Christ and the common good. We remain deeply committed to the greatest ideas and values of Western Civilization, including a free society and respect for individuals. – President Paul J. McNulty ’80

WE ARE GROVE CITY COLLEGE Grove City College has 2,400 students from 45 states and international locations.

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“I appreciate the authentic identity of

STATES REPRESENTED

Grove City College that springs from its

4 States with student representation

active investment in the ideas of faith and freedom. As a student, it is uniquely fulfilling to participate in a mission that extends beyond my own education.” Elijah Philosophy and Economics, Stroudsburg, PA

“Grove City College doesn’t forget about academics in its pursuit of Christ and community.” Taylor Entrepreneurship, Richmond, IN

CENTRALLY LOCATED “I chose Grove City College because I knew Grand Rapids (435 miles)

Buffalo (170 miles)

Detroit (260 miles)

Columbus (205 miles)

Cincinnati (315 miles)

New York City (365 miles)

Grove City College Pittsburgh (60 miles)

Indianapolis (380 miles)

Scranton (275 miles)

Erie (75 miles) Cleveland (110 miles)

Chicago (435 miles)

Albany (445 miles)

Morgantown (125 miles)

Philadelphia (350 miles)

Washington DC (290 miles)

Charleston (280 miles)

Baltimore (290 miles)

that it would provide a structure to examine and strengthen my faith while allowing me to make the important decisions myself. I wanted to ask the hard questions that I had struggled with through high school. Grove City College offered the intellectual arena to battle with those issues and four years later I am still learning and thankful for making that decision.” Sharon

Richmond (375 miles)

Political Science, Palmer, AK

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INCOMING FRESHMEN*

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VALEDICTORIANS

SALUTATORIANS

268 STUDENTS ACTIVE IN MISSIONS

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STUDENTS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

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AVERAGE INCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS SIZE

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STUDENTS ACTIVE IN SOME FACET OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GOVERNMENT

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

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PERCENTAGE OF ENROLLED MEN AND WOMEN RANKED IN THE TOP FIFTH OF THEIR GRADUATING CLASS

RATIO OF MEN TO WOMEN

3.70 1231 26 AVERAGE GPA

AVERAGE SAT

AVERAGE ACT

LIGHTWEIGHT HP TABLET PC RECEIVED BY EACH ENROLLED FRESHMAN

(of those submitting their rank)

CURRENT STUDENT BODY*

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PERCENTAGE OF RETURNING FRESHMEN

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR AND SIX YEARS

(67% for national average, source: nces.ed.gov)

(National averages: 52% for four years and 65% for six years, source: nces.ed.gov)

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RATIO OF STUDENTS TO FACULTY

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WHAT MAKES US DISTINCTIVE Grove City College seeks to be Christ-centered in the classroom, in the residence and performance halls, on the athletic field, and in how we learn and live together. Our faculty and staff seek to foster a learning community where truth is pursued, where love is modeled, where fun is enjoyed, where success is achieved, and where you will gain lifelong friends.

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Tuition Pricing – Different by Design

Faculty Scholars

Nearly all private colleges fund scholarships via artificial “discounts” and

Not only are our faculty coming from such

“classmate subsidies.” Grove City College’s approach to pricing differs from

prestigious institutions as Michigan, Harvard,

that model because our sticker price is the same for every student, and we

Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, CMU and Penn,

fund our scholarships with actual cash from our endowment. Therefore, as

but the reason they come to a college like Grove

you make your college decision, be sure to consider these important factors – scholarship renewability, fees, graduation rates, academic quality, job placement rates, alumni earnings and student debt. Grove City College firmly believes that fair and truthful tuition charges and scholarships are much better indicators of academic quality and value than artificially inflated tuition and scholarship awards. The greatest value of all, however, is the effort our

means faculty continually work to stay current in their field of study through research, conferences, and collaboration, so they may then impart their knowledge to our students. Academic excellence at

faculty make integrating Christian faith and truth with classroom learning.

Grove City College means our students spend time

Remember, value is more than just tuition price and scholarship awards, and

researching alongside their mentors, collaborating on

that’s why Grove City College is different by design.

papers and projects, and learning from the best in

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City is to invest in the lives of our students. This

their field.


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BROTHERS

OLMSTED BROTHERS Known as the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted designed our campus in addition to many well-­known parks. This includes the grounds of the United States Capitol and the White House as well as Central Park in New York City. The Olmsted brothers, John and Frederick Jr., continued their father’s vision — “a commitment to visually compelling and accessible green space that restores and nurtures the body and the spirit of all people.” The Olmsteds believed in the restorative value of landscape and promoted the greater sense of community their work reflected. At Grove City College, that sense of community is evident in not only the beautiful landscape work the Olmsted family designed in 1905, but also in the vision and day-to-day lives of our students, faculty, and staff.

Information Technology The College’s Information Technology Program

Center for Vision & Values During a typical year about a fourth of the students on campus participate

(ITP) began in the fall of 1994 when each entering

in a Center for Vision & Values program. The Center is the College’s think tank

freshman was issued a laptop computer and

that addresses our country’s pressing political, economic, and social issues.

printer. The ITP continues today, as each incoming

Students participate in the Center’s annual networking trip to Washington, D.C.,

full-time freshman and transfer student is issued

to visit think tanks, political organizations, and the Conservative Political Action

a lightweight tablet PC and printer/scanner/

Conference; attend economics dessert lectures, an annual two-day conference

copier that provides direct access to campus-wide

on campus, as well as professor of political science and executive director

technology services, all as part of the College's

Dr. Paul Kengor’s Ronald Reagan Town Hall; participate in research and

continuing effort to integrate information literacy

marketing projects; and tap into the Center’s vast network for internship and

throughout its curriculum. Students use their tablet

employment contacts. The Center’s mission is to

PCs on campus, as well as at home during breaks

create a dynamic learning community to connect,

and the summer months. Students will be assigned

educate and empower people to restore the faith

ownership of the tablet PC system upon completion

and freedom foundation of American citizenship

of a four-year degree as a full-time student enrolled

and to advance liberty around the world.

at the College.

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How we rank

96% JOB AND GRADUATE SCHOOL PLACEMENT RATE

for members of the class of 2016 six months after graduation based on a 99% knowledge rate.

Year after year, Grove City College ranks among the best colleges and universities in both Pennsylvania and the U.S.

#1 #13

Most Affordable College with a High Four-Year Graduation Rate A 80-percent graduation rate and low tuition earned the top spot on Best Choice School’s 20-school list.

Top Liberal Arts College Where Accepted Students Usually Enroll Grove City College has a yield rate of 48.8%, placing well above the national average of 29.2%, according to US. News and World Report.

COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION 2017-2018 Pennsylvania College of Distinction 2017-2018 Christian College of Distinction

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – EPHESIANS 2:10 NIV

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Top 20

The Best 382 Colleges The Princeton Review recognized Grove City College in its “The 380 Best Colleges” 2018 edition, putting it in the top 13 percent of American institutions of higher learning. Students were asked to rate their college or university in key categories, including: academics, administration, campus life, financial aid, selectivity, fire safety and environmental policies, practices, and programs.

America’s Top Colleges Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Top Colleges ranked Grove City College — among the nation’s elite institutions of higher learning — in the top third of the Forbes list, which covers 650 schools selected for review. The list is based heavily on return on investment (ROI), or what students are getting out of college, such as quality of teaching, graduation rates and low levels of debt, instead of focusing heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank and SAT scores.

Top Conservative College Young America’s Foundation named Grove City College a “Top Conservative College” and TheBestSchools.org listed Grove City College as one of “The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America.” Both lists rank the overall college experience, considering reputation for academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty, while weighing whether an institution’s friendliness to conservative values and provision of a holistic conservative experience for students.

Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College in the top tier of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges based on a number of factors, including graduation and retention rates, faculty quality, student selectivity, financial resources, assessments by other colleges and high school counselors, and alumni giving. The College posted strong numbers in several categories, including a 90 percent freshmen retention rate, 82-percent graduation rate and number of freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Our Career Services Office has been ranked among the best in the nation for “Best Career Services” by The Princeton Review in the Best Colleges edition.

CAREER SERVICES OFFICE (CSO):

Helping You Find Your Calling At Grove City College, we believe an education should provide opportunities for students to discover how God has uniquely designed them for their future vocations. The CSO invests in students by assisting them through a four-year career development process that will equip them with life-long career planning skills. We provide students with access to various career resources, career counseling, assessments, internship and job search assistance, workshops and events, mock interviews, on-campus interviews and much more! Our approach is proven by more than 27,000 alumni who are working in a vast array of successful careers and the office’s consistently high placement rates over the years into jobs and graduate schools six months after graduation. The overarching mission of the CSO is to guide students in their realization and pursuit of God’s calling for their lives. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS/PROGRAMS › Annual Fall Career Fair (typically 150 employers and graduate schools) › Internship Fair › Camp Fair › Alumni Career Panel Night (networking event drawing approximately 80 alumni) › Professionalism & Etiquette Night › Résumé Writing Seminars › On-Campus Recruiting Program (generally 200 employer visits during the school year)

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SPOTLIGHT

Our new STEM building fosters opportunities for collaborative interactions, similar to what students will find in the workplace. The building is anchored with “science in sight” glass-walled laboratories to encourage exploration among the sciences; SAGE glass technology to be energy efficient; and all laboratories have state-ofthe-art technology including “walltalkers”— a wallpaper-like surface that can be used for projection or as a whiteboard. The building is the first phase of a two-phase project for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will. – ROMANS 12:2 NIV

Writing a College Essay

While exploring colleges, you’re probably eager to “find your purpose.” How will you impact the world? Well, as an image bearer of the Divine Creator, you are called to take ownership of your God-given gifts and abilities and apply them to real-world needs in your spheres of influence. But how do you begin?

The college essay gives you an opportunity to reflect on your personal attributes and demonstrate how you are a good fit for Grove City College. It gives the Admissions Committee a chance to get to know you better, beyond your résumé.

We believe in the power of a Christ-centered education and start, first, by acknowledging that Christ is the source of all knowledge and truth and that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Secondly, we promote steadfast academic effort, realizing that it requires time and energy to experience transformational growth. Thirdly, we value success and equip students with skills that transfer to the boardroom, hospital, mission field, and more.

› Follow the prompt and general guidelines listed, like word count and page length. These are meant to help you focus your essay in topic and content.

What we do works. Corporations, non-profits, and academic institutions eagerly seek after our graduates. In our highlypersonalized, dynamic learning community, you’ll sharpen your critical-thinking skills through writing, speaking, and researchintensive scholarship, all while cultivating a deep-rooted Christian worldview. With over 60 customizable programs of study, you can feed your aspirations, explore your curiosities, and ultimately discover who God is calling you to be. Are you being called to Grove City College? You’ll never know until you take the first step. We hope you will visit our beautiful campus and consider applying for admission. Know that we’re here to serve you—because our calling is to help you find your calling and our purpose is to help you pursue yours. To schedule a visit, call 724-458-2100 or go online at www.gcc.edu/visitus

EXPERT TIPS

Impact the World

› Think about the tone of your essay. It should reflect your personality and assist the Admissions Committee in getting to know you. › Make sure you are the subject of your essay. It’s okay to write about other people or events, but be sure we have a better understanding of you (not the other people or events) after reading your essay. › Proofread your essay. It’s also a great idea to have someone else proofread it. This will ensure that what makes sense to you also makes sense to other readers.

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The founders of Grove City College believed that those classically educated in the liberal arts and sciences were uniquely equipped to preserve and advance the values of faith and freedom. All 60+ programs of study at Grove City College do just that. CALDERWOOD SCHOOL OF ARTS & LETTERS: Departments of Accounting and Finance, Biblical and Religious Studies and Philosophy, Business, Communication and Visual Arts, Economics and Sociology, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, Psychology and Social Work.

HOPEMAN SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS: Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Exercise Science and Athletics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.

“Thanks to the core curriculum at Grove City College, I had the writing and critical thought skills, as well as the work ethic, necessary to excel at Harvard Law School. Furthermore, the pre-law curriculum gave me a head start in understanding legal terms and concepts, which my friends from other schools did not have. I also formed close, personal relationships with many of the faculty members. These relationships were valuable as I contemplated attending law school because my professors, as well as the president of the College, really knew me and were able to write compelling letters for me as I applied to law schools.”

“The academics at Grove City College can be unbelievably challenging at times, but the real world is challenging too. In addition, being challenged beyond my major of study broadened my communication and interpersonal skills allowing me to separate myself as an engineer. In your college experience, there are many small and maybe intangible things that will shape who you become. I am the husband, father, engineer I am today because of those intangible influences at Grove City College.”

Jana Volante Political Science with Minors in Sociology and Business 2007 COMPANY/EMPLOYER: Fox Rothschild LLC TITLE: Attorney (Associate) MAJOR:

GRADUATION YEAR:

Bob Terhune Mechanical Engineering GRADUATION YEAR: 2009 COMPANY/EMPLOYER: 4moms TITLE: Principal Mechanical Engineer MAJOR:

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MAJORS Accounting and Finance Accounting˚ Accounting-Finance (150-hour Dual Major) Finance Biblical and Religious Studies and Philosophy Biblical and Religious Studies Philosophy

Grades K-12 Certification – French – Music^ – Spanish Grades 7-12 Certification – Biology and General Science – Chemistry – Chemistry and General Science – English – English and Communication – History and Social Studies – Mathematics – Physics – Physics and General Science

MORE THAN 60 SOLID PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Biology Biology Biology/Health Conservation Biology Molecular Biology Neuroscience

Choosing your major shouldn’t just be a question of how much money you are going to make when you graduate, but how you impact those around you both in college and in the years to come.

Business International Business◊ Management◊ Marketing

English English

Chemistry Biochemistry˚ Chemistry˚

Exercise Science and Athletics Exercise Science˚

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MOST POPULAR MAJORS Mechanical Engineering Biology Communication Studies Management Accounting Electrical Engineering Computer Science Exercise Science Marketing Political Science

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Communication and Visual Arts Communication Studies Computer Science Computer Information Systems Computer Science Economics and Sociology Applied Sociology˚ Business Economics Economics Education PreK-4 Elementary Education PreK-4 Elementary Education with PreK-8 Special Education Middle Level Math/English Education Middle Level Math/English and PreK-4 Elementary Education Middle Level Math/ History Education Middle Level Math/History and PreK-4 Elementary Education Middle Level Science/ English Education Middle Level Science/English and PreK-4 Elementary Education Middle Level Science/ History Education Middle Level Science/History and PreK-4 Elementary Education Middle Level Science/ Math Education Middle Level Science/Math and PreK-4 Elementary Education

Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering◊

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship

History History Mathematics Mathematics˚ Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Modern Languages French Spanish Music Music^ Music Business^ Music Performance^ Music Religion^ Physics Physics◊

REQUIRED CONCENTRATIONS Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

International Business One Business Concentration from Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, or Marketing, AND one Language Concentration from Chinese, French, Spanish, or Other (as approved by the Department Chair). Management Human Resources, Operations, Entrepreneurship, or Sports Management Physics Computer Hardware or Computer Software ˚OPTIONAL CONCENTRATIONS Accounting Accounting with Forensic Concentration Applied Sociology Criminal Justice Studies Concentration, or Environment and Community Studies Concentration Biochemistry Chemical Synthesis Concentration, or Health Concentration Chemistry ACS Certified Concentration, Biochemistry Concentration, Computational Modeling Concentration, Physical Chemistry Concentration, Synthetic Chemistry Concentration Exercise Science Allied Health Concentration, or Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration Mathematics Acturial Science Concentration

Political Science Political Science Psychology and Social Work Psychology (B.A.) Psychology (B.S.) Social Work Undeclared Undeclared – Liberal Arts+ Undeclared – Sciences+ Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Health~ Pre-Law Pre-Theology

~ Please visit www.gcc.edu/prehealth for additional information regarding the Pre-Health Professional Program. ^ Prospective students wishing to pursue a degree in music must complete an audition prior to the deadline for which they are applying. Please contact the Department of Music for an audition in-person or via audio recording. Phone: (724) 458-2084 or Email: jmtedford@gcc.edu. + Students who are accepted to the College as “Undeclared” must declare a major by the end of their sophomore year.

MINORS

Accounting, Analytics, Astronomy, Biblical and Religious Studies, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Christian Ministries, Classical Christian Education, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Game Design and Development, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice Studies, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Design, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Community Studies, Exercise Science, Family Studies, Finance, French, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, History, International Business, International Studies, Internet Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Physics, Mobile Development, Music, Musical Theater, National Security Studies, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Philosophy and Theology, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Robotics, Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish for the Professions, Studio Art, Theatre 11


The Definition of Student Life: To develop students intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically.

Since 1876, it has been the College’s mission to shape individuals through excellent academics, financial stewardship, and an uplifting Christian environment. This combination forms the community that is the very essence of a Grove City College education.

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I love the drive and ambition of my classmates. We push each other to LEARN AND SUCCEED. Emily Lockport, NY, Communication Studies

I chose Grove City College because I knew it was a place where GOD IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL THINGS and I can be a part of a community where I am valued. The minute you step on campus you can see that the students here care about each other and care about devoting themselves to Godly lives.

I was looking for an AFFORDABLE , genuinely Christian college and as soon as I walked onto Grove City College’s beautiful campus, I fell in love with the school. As I continued to explore the campus, I knew it was the COLLEGE FOR ME .

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My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — I in them and you in me — so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. – JOHN 17:20-23 NIV

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– Rev. Dr. F. Stanley Keehlwetter, Dean of the Chapel

The two letters of recommendation allow individuals to advocate and assess your qualities ad academic capabilities. Here are some general guidelines to follow when requesting your letters of recommendation: › Ask your references in advance! You should be asking prior to the summer of your senior year. › Make sure whoever writes your letters knows you and your abilities; anecdotal stories are much more helpful than the standard list of qualities and achievements. › Ask for letters from individuals who know you in different capacities. Examples: teacher, coach, pastor, employer, etc. › Meet with your references ahead of time to give them your résumé and discuss with them your achievements and goals. Also, you can explain why you want to attend the college. This will help them to write you the best reference possible. › Send a thank-you note to your references. Showing your appreciation is always a must!

HARBISON CHAPEL PROGRAM Grove City College provides the chapel program to encourage all students in their spiritual and moral development while part of the campus community. Chapel is not a traditional service, but rather the common expression of our Christian faith. Chapel attendance is a required component of every student’s experience at Grove City College and reflects the importance of having a united spiritual core. AREA CHURCHES Grove City College students enjoy being active members of the community. Many students attend local churches of differing sizes and denominations to worship and serve. For a listing, please visit GCC.EDU/LOCALCHURCHES The Teaching Window, Harbison Chapel

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EXPERT TIPS

Our chapel experience isn’t church; it is an opportunity for everyone from a variety of Christian expressions to come together and celebrate what we all have in common — a love for the Lord Jesus Christ.


Help Build a Better World “As a result of my ICO experiences in Chicago and the Dominican Republic, I feel so strongly that Nursing is the field that God has been preparing me for all my life. These opportunities in the field bring to life the things that I study and learn in the classroom, whether it is Child Development, Psychology, Spanish Conversation, or Microbiology.” Alison Student, School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

“My Red Box trip to India along with my six ICO trips to the Dominican Republic and Rhode Island gave me the chance to live and work in another culture and taught me a great deal, helping me piece together the various parts of my liberal arts education. Crosscultural mission work, combined with the quality instruction I received at Grove City College, helped to make me a well-rounded, lifelong learner.” Andrew Research Technician, Microbiology Laboratory at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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SERVICE-LEARNING

Service-Learning is an important part of our academic curriculum. We have re-envisioned the classroom as a place to teach the lessons of philanthropy as part of the coursework. Working collaboratively, students then take what they learn and give back to the community. INNER-CITY OUTREACH (ICO)

Students have the opportunity to serve locally, nationally, and internationally. Our ICO mission trips are student led to locations such as Kentucky, Rhode Island, Illinois, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Honduras. RED BOX MISSIONS

Students who are interested in a longer-term experience can apply for the fully-funded Red Box Missions program.After researching opportunities and location that fit their majors and interests. Selected students spend six to ten weeks over the course of a summer living and serving in countries as varied as Uganda, China, and Scotland.


There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. – 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-7 NIV

“I wanted an experience that would stretch me, push me, challenge me, break me, grow me — making me rely more and bringing me even closer to God.” Amy Social Work Intern with Students International, Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

INTERNATIONAL ICO TRIPS | Costa Rica (Carrillos De Poas,

Heredia) | Dominican Republic (Hato Mayor, Mote Plata, Santo Domingo, Barahona) | Guatemala | Jamaica RED BOX MISSION TRIPS | Albania | Bolivia | Belgium | Bulgaria |

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Life Beyond the Classroom LEARNING THROUGH LIVING At Grove City College, we think it is important to be a well-rounded person — in fact, that’s the basis of a liberal arts education. That means we want you to experience life beyond the classroom and take part in the wide range of social, creative, recreational, professional, spiritual, and leadership opportunities that are available on campus.

LIVING ON CAMPUS OR COMMUTING Life in our residence halls is marked by close friendships, a mutual love of learning, and a sense of community. Community is a major aspect of campus life and our residence life staff seek to encourage each and every student. If you live nearby, commuting is another way to experience college life. While spending your days on campus you’ll need a place for some down time between classes, meetings, and other activities — and that’s why we provide a Commuter Lounge, among other amenities, for commuting students to feel at home on campus.

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The first full production, at the collegiate level, of Les Misérables was performed at the College in the fall of 2013.

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150+ ATHLETICS AND CLUB SPORTS Biking Enthusiasts Cheerleaders Crimson Dragon Martial Arts Equestrian Club Fencing Club Men’s Lacrosse Men’s Rugby Men’s Volleyball Men’s Water Polo Ski and Snowboard Club Women’s Field Hockey Women’s Lacrosse Women’s Rugby Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Orchesis Dance Troupe Outing Club Women’s Athletic Association COMMITTEES Food Committee Homecoming Family Weekend Religious Activities Committee Residence Hall Council Showcase Series Student Activities Committee HONORARIES Alpha Kappa Delta Alpha Mu Gamma Beta Beta Beta Crimson and White Crown and Sceptre Delta Mu Delta Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Mu Epsilon Kemikos Lambda Epsilon Delta

Lambda Iota Tau Lambda Pi Eta Lux Mea Mortar Board Omicron Delta Epsilon Omicron Delta Kappa Phi Alpha Theta Phi Sigma Tau Pi Gamma Mu Pi Sigma Alpha Psi Chi Round Table Sigma Pi Sigma Tau Alpha Pi Theta Alpha Kappa MUSIC Chapel Choir College Band College Singers Glee Club Konania Gospel Choir Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensemble & Stage Band Music Educators National Conference Student Musicians Organization Touring Choir PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC Accounting Society American Enterprise Institute American Chemical Society American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Athletic and club sports, committees, honoraries, music, professional and academic, publications, religious, service, special interest, fraternities, and sororities — all led by students and supported by faculty and staff advisors. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) BuILD (Business Initiative for Leadership Development) Chinese Club Communication and Aesthetics Council for Exceptional Children Exercise Science Club Financial Management Association French Club Amateur Radio Club Management Association Speech & Debate Team Student Investment Society Studetn Government Association International Business Association Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) The Law Society National Society of Professional Engineers & Society of Automotive Engineers Occupational Psychology Philosophy Club Physics Club The Pre-Health Society Secondary Education Society Society of Women Engineers Sociology, Social Work & Psychology Association (SSWAPA) Spanish Club

PUBLICATIONS The Bridge The Collegian Journal of Law and Public Policy The Echo The Quad RELIGIOUS Apologetics Club Campus Crusade for Christ DRIVE (Drama Reaching Inner-City Visual Evangelism) Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fellowship of Christian Educators International Justice Mission (IJM) Intervarsity Missions Fellowship Koinonia Gospel Team Life Advocates Men of God New Grace New Life Newman Club Orthodox Christian Fellowship Polk Christian Outreach Prision Ministry Project Okello Steel City Ministries Stonebridge Concerts Student Mission Fellowship Warriors for Christ Women of Faith Young Life

SERVICE Adopt-A-Grandparent Alpha Phi Omega Association for Women Students (AWS) Environmental Club GCC Television Independent Women’s Organization INTERCOM Inter-Fraternity Council Men’s Activities Board Orientation Board Panhellenic Council Rotaract Sign Language Club Signature WSAJ-FM SPECIAL INTEREST Alexander Hamilton Society Ballroom Dance Club Chess Club College Democrats College Republicans Fishing Club The Fugitives Order of Saint George Photo Society Poets Anonymous Shalom Israel Students Excited About Diversity (S.E.A.D.)

SORORITIES Alpha Beta Tau Gamma Chi Gamma Sigma Phi Phi Sigma Chi Sigma Delta Phi Sigma Theta Chi Theta Alpha Pi Zeta Zeta Zeta FRATERNITIES Adelphikos Beta Sigma Delta Iota Kappa Epsilon Pi Kappa Alpha Phi Nu Lambda Phi Omicron Xi Pan Sophic Phi Tau Alpha Sigma Alpha Sigma INDEPENDENT MEN’S HOUSING GROUPS Alpha Epsilon Chi Alpha Sigma Alpha Omega Delta Rho Sigma Nu Delta Epsilon Phi Omega Sigma Rho Rho Rho Sigma Phi Omicron Zeta Xi Omega

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VARSITY TEAMS WOMEN’S: BASKETBALL | CROSS COUNTRY | GOLF | SOCCER | SOFTBALL | SWIMMING & DIVING | TENNIS | INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD | VOLLEYBALL | WATER POLO MEN’S: BASEBALL | BASKETBALL | CROSS COUNTRY | FOOTBALL | GOLF | LACROSSE | SOCCER | SWIMMING & DIVING | TENNIS | INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

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hard!

When you put on the crimson and white uniform, you become a part of a rich and storied athletic legacy.

ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP Grove City College is a member of the NCAA Division III, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC).

ATHLETIC FACILITIES The Physical Learning Center (PLC) houses the Grove City College Arena, James E. Longnecker Competition Pool, recreation pool, intramural room, William H. Allen Jr. Bowling Alley, racquetball courts, and fitness and weight rooms. Other on-campus facilities include Robert E. Thorn Field, Walters-Zbell Tennis Courts, Softball Field, R. Jack Behringer Baseball Field, and Soccer Field, as well as outdoor intramural fields and Phillips Field House.

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Affordable

Value

LOWEST

TOTAL COST Grove City College has the lowest total cost for tuition, room and board of the 87 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.

Freedom is when the education of your lifetime doesn’t take your lifetime to repay.

$30,094 National Average Tuition

$17,254 Grove City College Academic Year Tuition

Source: Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania

Tuition, room and board for the entire 2017–18 academic year is $26,654 which also includes a tablet PC and printer/copier/scanner. A College That Pays You Back Grove City College earned a place as one of 200 schools with a national reputation that are included in Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition.” More Bang for Your Buck Money magazine ranks Grove City College in the top 10 percent of “Best Colleges for Your Money” nationally and number six among Pennsylvania schools.

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RETURN ON GROVE CITY COLLEGE TUITION INVESTMENT

+$453,000 Grove City College’s ROI placement is in the top 14% of all colleges ranked on Payscale.com.

THE BOTTOM LINE Look for yourself and compare ALL the costs. Grove City College has one of the most transparent financial aid structures. The bottom line cost of an education at Grove City College is often comparable to, or better than, other schools you may be considering. Once you factor in the most important criteria — achieving one of the most highly sought-after diplomas in the nation — you will find that the value of a Grove City College education is worth the financial investment.


Keeping You as Debt-free as Possible GOOD STEWARDS

THE REAL VALUE

We are faithful stewards of our resources and have a commitment to prudent financial management. This is why we operate virtually debt-free and independent of federal government monies.

Your decision should come down to which college will help you “be more ...”

At Grove City College, your tuition dollars go directly toward your education — not toward funding new building projects or other students’ scholarships.

More resourceful.

In the end, we hope our students will learn how to be good stewards as well: financially, socially, spiritually, and vocationally.

More educated. More articulate. More concerned about others than yourself. The real value of your education from Grove City College is that it won’t just benefit you, but society as well.

DECEMBER/JANUARY

FEBRUARY/MARCH

APRIL/MAY

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

› Gather the federal tax information necessary to complete the Grove City College Financial Aid application. The application can be completed online or downloaded at gcc.edu/Financial_Aid.

› Submit the Grove City College Financial Aid application with all supporting documents.

› Receive and review your award packet.

› If you are interested in workstudy, search for on-campus employment.

› Contact the Financial Aid › Review your Student Aid Report › Notify the Financial Aid Office Office with any questions. (SAR) for accuracy. If corrections of any outside scholarships › The Financial Aid application are needed, print them on the from private sources. is due April 15. form and return it to the FAFSA › Arrive on campus, make new › Submit the FAFSA as soon after processor, or make updates online friends, study hard! October 1 as possible if applying at fafsa.ed.gov. JUNE/JULY for state grant funds. › If you are obtaining a private › Packages for accepted students student loan, begin the application › Keep copies of all applications with completed application process as soon as possible after and supporting materials. records are sent out beginning June 15. There are a number of March 15. lender options available. More information is available on our website or by calling the Financial Start researching and apply for private scholarships Aid Office.  now through the end of your junior year of college.

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Among the Nation’s Friendliest Students Grove City College was ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in the country with the friendliest students, according to Niche. “My tour guide was incredibly nice, funny, and down-to-earth. She made us feel welcome and like we were already students.”

“I think all prospective students should try to meet with faculty members and coaches. It was a great experience!”

“My admissions counselor made me feel so comfortable, and it was just like talking to a friend.”

Emily

Brian

Manalapan, NJ

Bethel Park, PA

Cincinnati, OH

Jeremiah

Come&see

Words are wonderful, but seeing is believing. The best way to evaluate Grove City College is to experience it on our beautiful campus. There’s a feeling here that is hard to put into words. Visiting is the best way to get a sense of our community.

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VISITING A COLLEGE CAMPUS IS A MUST WHEN LOOKING FOR THE SCHOOL THAT IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU.

SPRING AVERAGE TEMP: 59˚ I love seeing God’s handiwork in plants and trees blooming beautifully during spring.

› Talk with current student. They know the most about the college’s strengths and weaknesses and are more than happy to share their opinions. › In addition to the campus tour, meet with an admissions counselor while on campus. Colleges keep track of the students who demonstrate genuine interest in the school, and counselors will advocate for their students during the admission process. › Meet with a faculty member or sit in on a class, and then spend the night in a residence hall. These activities will give you a more holistic view of the school. › Take notes and photos during your visit. When visiting lots of schools, the details can become indistinguishable. With notes, though, you can reflect on all your visits with more accuracy.

STUDENT FAVORITES

SUMMER AVERAGE TEMP: 79˚ In August, when I return to campus, it’s great to go outside to study and to play Frisbee and other games with all of my friends.

FALL AVERAGE TEMP: 62˚ When you stand by the flagpole and look down to lower campus, the sight is breathtaking. The trees are so vibrant and beautiful everywhere you look.

WINTER AVERAGE TEMP: 37˚ My favorite thing about Grove City College in the winter is that the campus looks like Narnia because of all the old-­fashioned lamp posts covered in snow.

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EXPERT TIPS

Getting the Most Out of Your Visit

› Make sure you schedule your visit when classes are in session. You will get a more accurate picture of campus life when students are on campus.


Tour the Campus… Tour the Campus… SEE IT YOUR WAY

Prospective students are encouraged to visit Grove City College, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There are several options to select to make your campus visit informative and enjoyable. › Q&A › Official Admissions Interview › Class Visit › Faculty Visit › Student-Led Walking Tour › Dining Options › Overnight Visit › Chapel Visit › Athletic Visit

INTERVIEW DAYS EVENT DAYS 2018 SEPTEMBER 15 OCTOBER 6 OCTOBER 27 DECEMBER 1

2018 INTERVIEW DAY

SEPTEMBER 10

MADE TO ORDER MONDAY

ALUMNI INTERVIEW DAY

SEPTEMBER 10

SENIOR CRIMSON DAY I

INTERVIEW DAY

SEPTEMBER 22

SENIOR CRIMSON DAY II

INTERVIEW DAY

OCTOBER 8

MUSIC MAJOR DAY

OCTOBER 13

DISCOVERY DAY – Hopeman School of Science, Engineering & Mathematics                               

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INTERVIEW DAY

NOVEMBER 3

EDUCATION MAJOR DAY

MAY 4

FAMILY WEEKEND

NOVEMBER 5

MADE TO ORDER MONDAY

NOVEMBER 10

SENIOR CRIMSON DAY III

DECEMBER 9-10

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP EVENT AND INTERVIEWS

2019

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FEBRUARY 18

MADE TO ORDER MONDAY

MARCH 18

MADE TO ORDER MONDAY

MARCH 30

ADMITTED STUDENTS DAY

APRIL 27

JUNIOR CRIMSON DAY (Saturday events unless noted)


Dobbins Landing, Erie PA

Grove City, Downtown Broad Street

Pittsburgh, PA

…Stay Close or Venture Off GREAT LOCATION

Located approximately 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, 75 miles south of Erie, and 105 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio, students have access to the amenities of large cities without the stress of living in one. The community of Grove City offers attractions like the Guthrie Theatre, restaurants, shopping, and numerous local parks and outdoor recreation activities. In regard to accommodations, our area has everything from well-known hotels to locally-owned bed and breakfasts.

BEANS ON BROAD Beans on Broad roasts the highest quality of coffee beans and cup tests every blend to ensure consistency. Grove City College students also go to Beans on Broad to study for classes, view artist exhibits, hear local musicians, and perform in coffee house concerts.

McCONNELLS MILL STATE PARK This state park encompasses 2,546 acres of the Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. It is a natural landmark that includes a gristmill built in the 1800s and a covered bridge. McConnells Mill is a favorite hiking spot of Grove City College students.

PLACES TO STAY: Best Western, Candleford Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Monroe Heights Hotel, Terra Nova House PLACES TO EAT: Beans on Broad, Bobo Rice Bowl, Broad Street Grille, Compadres Mexican Restaurant, Elephant and Castle, Iron Bridge Inn, Jordan’s, Nonni’s Corner Trattoria, North Country Brewery, Perkin’s, Primanti Brothers, Rachel’s Roadhouse, Sweet Jeanie’s

PLACES TO VISIT: Benedum Center, Carnegie Museums, Consol Energy Center (Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins), Grove City Premium Outlets, Guthrie Theatre, Heinz Field (Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers), McConnells Mill State Park, Moraine State Park, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, PNC Park (Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates), Presque Isle State Park, Volant Village Shops, Wendell August Forge

PNC PARK Whether Pittsburgh Pirates fans or not, Grove City College students love the ballpark for its atmosphere and scenic views of the downtown skyline. It is one of the most exciting and lively urban sports venues today.

THE GUTHRIE THEATRE Originally built in 1927 for live entertainment shows, it now plays the newest movies using the latest 4K digital cinema projector technology. The Theater also partners with the College for special events including student-made films and premiers.

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TAKE THE NEXT STEP We make it easy to apply. Here’s all you need to know to get the process started. WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR? › We are holistic in our approach — we look at everything. › Based on your chosen major, we take a close look at the curriculum you have undertaken. › Are you a good fit for Grove City College? Is Grove City College a good fit for you?

HOW TO APPLY › Go to www.gcc.edu/apply (Apply online or download a PDF version) › $50 Application Fee (Waived with interview) › One Essay (See the application for the prompt) › SAT, ACT and/or CLT Scores (Our codes: 2277– SAT and 3582– ACT) › Official Transcripts and Academic Data Form (High school and any college) › Letters of Recommendation (Two are required, one academic and one character or spiritual reference) NOT REQUIRED BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

› On-Campus Interview › Résumé (Helps with scholarship consideration)

DEADLINES

NOV

1

DEC

1

JAN

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Early Decision I (ED) BINDING

Application deadline date of November 1st Notification, December 15th Deposit deadline response date of January 15th

Early Decision II (ED) BINDING

Application deadline date of December 1st Notification, January 15th Deposit deadline response date of February 15th

Regular Decision (RD) NON-BINDING

Application deadline date of January 20th Notification, February 20th Deposit deadline respond date of May 1st*

MAR Regular Decision II (RD)

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NON-BINDING

Application deadline date of March 20th Notification, April 15th Deposit deadline respond date of May 1st*

WHY ED VERSUS RD? If you want to know right away and have the decision of where you are attending decided by January 15 or February 15, then ED is the right fit for you. In addition, one-on-one financial aid counseling and scholarship counseling start immediately.

*National Candidate’s Reply Date

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A STUDENT RESOURCE:

Words of wisdom ABOUT THE INTERVIEW: Come prepared to talk about YOU! I know you have spent a lifetime being told NOT to talk about yourself too much — this is the time to toss that out the window! We want to get to know you, so if it will help, bring along a résumé— not for our purpose — but for yours. Use it as a cheat sheet because even though we (your Admissions Counselor or someone from the Enrollment Services staff) will do our best to put you at ease — you will get nervous. Having it as a reminder of all you have accomplished and achieved will help ease your nerves and give us talking points to discuss.

What is an Admissions Counselor? This role looks different at every college, but for Grove City College, the Admissions Counselor is your admission advisor. Each Admissions Counselor is assigned a specific territory representing states and, in Pennsylvania, counties. Counselors make it a priority to build a relationship with you. As you move through

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS: Our grounds are so beautifully maintained that I am frequently asked whether you are allowed to “walk on the grass.” The answer, of course, will be evident as soon as you step on campus and see ALL the students who take advantage of our beautiful lawns to study, hang out, or unwind.

the college planning process you’ll

Another misconception I love to dispel is the idea that you have to live on campus. While we have a thriving residential community, we also have a wonderfully vibrant commuter population. They enjoy every amenity of attending Grove City College and do not miss out on the community we talk so much about. Both populations contribute to the beauty of diverse community that makes the College distinctive.

be your sounding board through your

Sarah Gibbs Director of Admissions

the entire process, no matter what

have someone who can answer your questions, connect you with faculty, staff, and current students, and serve as your advocate through the interview and application process, as well as decision making. The Admissions Counselor at Grove City College cares about YOU. Our hope is that you find the best fit for you, and will help you throughout the outcome. So trust us with your questions. We promise you answers from knowledgeable and friendly advisors who have your best

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Office of Admissions 100 Campus Drive Grove City, PA 16127–2104 P.  (724) 458-2100 F.  (724) 458-3395

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