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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus is a lot cheaper, but the places are old and not very nice. You have to start looking a year in advance to find a good place.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not the best or most exciting. It depends a lot of who is there and when the party is. Not many big parties.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not many places within a good walking distance, but if you're willing to walk you can normally find something good.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Overall the campus is not very strict, but there are certain rules that are always enforced.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school based too much aid only off of SAT scores. I do not test well, but got straight A's and graduated with about a 4.2 GPA. However the amount of aid they gave me was very poor and I am paying way too much for the school I feel, just because I did not test well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The barc food is very unhealthy so you don't want to eat there, but there are not a lot of other options. You get tired of all the food really fast and often times feel gross after eating it because it all soaked in salt or greasy. Panda and Einsteins are not healthy options either when you don't want the barc. Subco is alright and Duffs is good but the menu is limited.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is nice because it allows you to meet more people easily. However the cost to live on versus off campus is very high, At Gonzaga, they make you live on campus for two years so you get to build strong relationships with people, but it does hurt your wallet quite a bit. Depending on what dorm you are in, you can either have a really nice one or an older one. Overall, most dorms are decent a really contributes to a great Gonzaga experience.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing is in the Logan neighborhood which really isn't the safest place to be, but as long as you and your housemates are cautious about that you're fine. Being surrounded by others who are also Gonzaga students also helps off-campus housing feel a bit safer. It is cheaper to live off campus, but as with any housing like this, the tenants take on added responsibility for utilities (most of the time) and cleanliness.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you know the right people then you're usually set! All the big parties are in houses, but I know plenty of people who just like to drink in their dorm/apartment. Gonzaga is a wet campus so if you're 21 you can drink in on-campus housing. People do get written up for drinking in dorms, but it's pretty easy to get away with drinking in the dorms as well. You just have to be careful and not get crazy reckless. If you want to do that then go to a house party. Most weekends there's a good amount of parties, but like I said, you need to know people.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good places, you just have to know where to go. I was surprised to see so many Asian establishments, but a lot of them are karaoke bars. I haven't tried any because I'm also afraid that I will be beyond disappointed because I am from a predominantly Asian community. There are some good pho and Italian places around though. In general, downtown has good dining options, but if you want to go somewhere within walking distance, it could become a struggle.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The only things is that people of the opposite gender cannot be on a one-sex floor or building past 2am or before 6am. In my opinion this is really reasonable. I know that my dorm did not have a very strict noise policy. There were girls who would pregame in the rooms across from me and no one really said anything. It all depends on your RA though.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a good amount of money from Gonzaga (probably because I am a minority student). They made it easy to accept my loans, grants, and scholarships through zagweb.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Barc really isn't the greatest, but that will change next year (hopefully) with the opening of the Hemmingson Center! Overall there are a pretty limited number of on campus dining places that take flex so I find myself making my own lunches a lot of the time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The traditional style dorms are a very good experience for students. It is required of students to live on campus for the first two years and I do not really know anyone who opposes this. Amenities in the dorms and suites are very well maintained and the buildings/rooms are very nice as well.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There are a lot of rules. Pretty strict about anything drug or alcohol related.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Super easy to get scholarships, everyone has at least one.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is pretty touch and go. Sometimes the barc can be really good, but that is rare. The other locations have weird hours, and everything is pretty much closed by 7.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing is pretty great. The dorms are regular dorms. There are many older buildings with a lot of charm and history as well as other buildings that are new and beautiful. The overall atmosphere of the dorms is great, everyone makes friends with their roommates, hallmates and others in the dorm. The best option is probably the six-person suites which have two bathrooms and a common area. everyone wants to live in those dorms. The worst being the smaller older dorms like Cushing House, Shardan, Dooley, and other brick buildings that are pretty depressing. Laundry is always free on campus which is a plus, and the campus is small so everything is very close together and easy to get to. The process of housing is pretty simple and its all done electronically.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Im comparing this to other majors and I think its the best one. Theres homework but not a lot which will give you a lot of free time. Classes are pretty hard but not impossible.

4 College Freshman

Academics: its hard but worth it.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Im from California and I came here because I wanted to experience something different and out of my comfort zone and I made me realize how much I shouldve appreciated California and how much spokane and not being by the beach sucks. If you're from california PLEASE REALLY THINK ABOUT IT. If you've never experience cold weather before then i highly recommend not coming here. Also, just be aware people aren't as chill as people back at home, theres a completely different vibe and i found myself hating it and not fitting in.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are challenging but you learn a lot. Professors really want you to succeed and are always there for you. Class sizes are pretty small so you really get to know your prof.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ive just heard a lot of people have gotten internships.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I hate the guys here. A lot of them aren't even here to have fun at parties they just want to hook up with girls. A lot are into popularity and are immature. Not my type at all.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Im personally an athlete and I have come to notice that the school revolves around athletics especially basketball. I mean its not a bad thing but the athletes definitely rule the school.

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Most students at Gonzaga are very happy to be here, although few would argue that Gonzaga isn't flawed. Common complaints include that it isn't strong enough academically, classes are too big, it's too Catholic or not Catholic enough, and Spokane is a lousy city for a college student. But most students admit their love for it anyway. Perhaps the primary reason for this is the tightness of the Gonzaga community, and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that comes with it. One can cope with shortcomings more easily when living in a comfortable and friendly environment. Students' workload fluctuates wildly depending on field of study, but few are completely overwhelmed or obsessed with studying. Another major draw to many Gonzaga students is the school's study abroad program. Almost a quarter of Gonzaga students studies overseas, the majority attending Gonzaga's well-established Florence program.

The biggest challenge facing Gonzaga over the next few years will be the resolution of these various transition-related problems. If Gonzaga truly wants to establish itself as an elite school, growing pains still need to be resolved. It wants to be taken more seriously, but this will mean more profs, more technology, looking for new ways to accommodate students (better food, transportation, campus activities). As with just about any institution, there are plenty of reasons to get frustrated and plenty of ways in which institutional or administrative stupidity alienates those who are victims of it. The future of Gonzaga will be how it adapts after this time of change. They need to turn their attention not to expanding, but enriching.

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