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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have fliers all over campus advertising sexual assault help. There's also the Cura Personalis booth that's outside of hemmingson on thursdays to advertise any health advise to anyone.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It seems at though everyone knows at least one person who attended Gonzaga. On several instances people have stopped me in the grocery store or mall because i wore a GU sweatshirt and they just wanted to tell me how their relative or friend went there and how great it is.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that the professors actually try to know you on a first name basis and they genuinely care about you. There have been a few instances where my professors have individually emailed me concerning my progress in their class and how they can help me to improve my grade.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Registering for housing is awful. I think that it should have stuck to the rewards based system where students without any write ups and are in good academic standing have priority housing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Going to Gonzaga is the best decision i've ever made

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Getting into the building/ residence hall you want can be difficult and annoying especially for Sophomore year. Laundry is free which is nice. The cleaning crew comes in often. Some dorms are off campus though which is stressful.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Gonzaga does not really recognize Greek Life, which is nice because it does not overwhelm the school, but it is still there for people who want to join to make friends and do something fun.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We always support our zags on a win or a lose. Male basketball is the most attended sporting event. Intramural sports are pretty fun, but not everybody is into them or has the time. The gym for none athletes is very nice and easily accessible. I would definitely consider Gonzaga an athletic school.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The community at Gonzaga is like no other college campus I have been to. "Go zags" is a phrase one hears on campus multiple times a day. Going to basketball games or even watching on tv is so fun. Being at the games is intense and exciting and it makes me love being a zag. I love my school because it is fairly small, positively known, beautiful campus, etc.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is safe for the most part. Because we are an open campus, the community is allowed to come and go as they please but they are not allowed in the buildings after hours. I feel safe walking across campus after hours in the middle of the night and if for some reason I don't, I can always call campus security so they can give me a ride. On the first day on campus, they give us their phone number and tell us that we can call them and they will not ask questions. We also have "blue light security" which are blue lights around campus where you can see them from any part of campus. We are told that they have never been used before but that the response time is of 2-3 minutes. Overall, I consider campus safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my professors encourage students to go to their office hours and talk about that particular topic or just about anything because they have to be there either way. The courses I have taken have been incredible because my professors are very passionate about what they are discussing and they want us, as students to be as passionate as they are, even if that is not what our major is. There are many options on classes as well as a variety of professors teaching those classes (mainly true about core classes). Because our school is relatively small, our class sizes are usually only 25 students to one professor and the higher up you get in your major, the smaller the class sizes become. If you are in the sciences, the professors usually only allow about 15 student in the labs at a time so there is more one-on-one instruction.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm not very knowledgeable on this topic but from what I have understood, it is relatively easy to find a job upon graduation because there is a large network of alumni. I had a friend who got a job because she knew got in contact with a previous Gonzaga graduate. We have an office whose job is to help student find internships and volunteer and find jobs and network with past and present Zags. This year we had a Gonzga alumnus "get together" of sorts where Zags from different fields came to interact with current Zags. There was a lot of networking going on.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got very lucky in housing because I got my first choice. I live in welch which is an all girls residence hall. The location is very convenient because it is very central to campus and extremely close to the dining facilities. Applying for housing for the upcoming year was very easy for me because I wanted to live in the same building but in a different floor so I got priority in housing than most. For the sophmores going onto Juniors, there were complications because my class was bigger than was expected so they had to accommodate the first and second year students before they got to the juniors and seniors. In most dorms, there is an open door policy which is basically, if you want to talk to someone and be sociable, then you can leave your door open. Our Residence Assistants (RA's) do a very good job of planning events for the entire floor.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports on campus are a relatively big part of campus life. Our men's racquetball team is well known across the nation so they get a lot of attention on campus. Basketball in general is a very big part of campus while every other sport is not as important in comparison. We have many sports on campus. If we don't have a sport, then you and a group of friends can easily get together and form a team and compete. It is very easy to be involved in sports if that is what you choose. For every sport there are always fans but for our basketball games, we have an incredibly large fan base. Our varsity sports also have a huge fan turnout. When it comes to school spirit we are well known. Our student section is called the "kennel club" and when there is a home game, we show up and we cheer for our team.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience was better than great. It was amazing. I hadn't been on campus before confirming so I was very nervous but because I did a pre-orientation program, I was able to find a good group of friends to hang out with. I loved pre-orientation because through there I was able to get involved with a club, one of which I am now co-president of. My school is unique in the sense that we are very community oriented in the way that we hold the door open for each other, pause class to say bless you and where we can leave our most prized possessions and have the utmost confidence that it will be there when we come back. If I had to do it all over again I would choose Gonzaga all over again because of the sense of the community and the overall experience that I have had there.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty strong academic front by Gonzaga. Sciences are very hard majors and they put all the hard classes at the beginning to weed people out. It's nice that undergrad students don't have to compete with grad students to do research though. You have to take core classes no matter your major (even though some requirements differ slightly between schools) so it helps to do well on AP tests or even do running start. If you come in with credits, you get to register earlier also and actually get the classes you want.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is not much ethnic diversity. You will have to join a cultural club if you want to find that. People I know have a very wide spectrum of political beliefs and I've found it's not one way or the other. As for religion, here are a lot of Catholics also but not everyone practices and people will not impose their beliefs on you

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a large population of students that drink, also a large population of students that don't. I have never witnessed peer pressure for anyone not wanting to drink. There are strict policies and there are certain consequences for getting written up, but unless you are being too loud or walking around campus with an open container it's pretty easy to get away with drinking. The most common drug is weed but students usually go off campus to smoke.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The most common crime is theft, like most campuses. Our campus security does 24 hour patrols as well.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like the small class sizes and the environment it creates. Professors actually try to learn names at this school and they are here because they actually want to teach.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have GAMP (Gonzaga alumni mentoring program), which I have not participated but what I hear is that you are paired with a GU alum who is in the field you want to go into. That and the fact that so many alums are involved on campus gives us a pretty strong alumni network.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is definitely a mixed bag at GU. There are dorms at pretty much every corner of campus, some closer to the COG/Hemmingson Center and others closer to classes. It's a tradeoff. My freshman year I lived in Madonna, which is very spacious and has sinks in the room. Madonna gets a lot of flack but there is actually a strong bond as a dorm and there are more shenanigans than people think. It might get more exciting next year when it will be freshmen only. CM is the most popular freshman dorm, but don't choose it if you want a quiet place to live or if you want to study in your dorm. Coughlin is a really nice dorm but you have to apply to be in it. If you don't want to fill out an application, you could also choose Twohy, which is suite style and will be freshmen only.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The school doesn't recognize the Greeks, and there are very few organizations anyway. It's not even close to the movies here.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most of it revolves around the basketball team

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great school! Small campus with a strong community. You will find a place here if you put in the effort to look!

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