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Reviews 686 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not good parties unless you are into drugs and alcohol.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Administration is scared to stand up for certain people.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Smell of dope in the halls.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't wait to get out of this school. Avoid this college.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is all about the money you have or your family has.

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1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus safety and administration overlooks certain people and groups. Administration also makes up allegations to push certain individuals out of the school. Discrimination is huge on this campus!

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Again, it is who you are and what kind of money you have that gets noticed.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The college as a whole is very snobby and cliché.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Never choose this school again; the only care I have encountered is a care for money. Make you life count - what a joke. This is a college where you are just a number and they want your money. Campus Safety is a joke too, they are definitely not there to protect you!

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: This college is okay with the athletic possibilities.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Well, I feel very safe. But your questions above are misleading. Sexual assault is a very serious problem regardless of campus, because it's a pretty damn serious crime no matter where you go. Also, I don't know what you mean by do you strongly agree or disagree that someone you know has bee sexually assaulted? Yes, I think people that say they have are telling the truth. No, I don't know anyone personally.

Anyway, we got safe rides.

We got CF's on duty.

We got phones in our rooms.

We got campus safety on speed dial.

Yeah. It's a well-lit campus.

I feel safe.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I honestly can't choose a favorite professor. I want them all to stick a hand on my diploma when they give it to me. Why do I have to choose between departments? Why, world? WHY?

It's really quite the variety, and there are a ton of teachers students will describe as "one of those profs ou have to take a class with before you graduate".

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Well, I haven't really been looking, but you can ask for a list of music major alumni, and all the Russian alumni are doing some pretty cool things.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Well, I'm not in one. But everyone seems to like them, and they really do a lot of good things. We've just entered suicide awareness week, and just the other day there was a fundraiser for children's hospitals.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Well, I mostly just use cardio machines and what not. But I've yet to hear a complaint from athletes, community members, or other students.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm majoring in Russian and English, I have a minor in Comparative Literature, and I managed to study abroad. It hasn't been easy by any means, but I can say with confidence that I have learned an immense amount and have gained many different perspectives on the world. I go from a class size of twenty five to a class of two. It's a very diverse school, and it focuses a lot on community. As not a very touchy-feely person, I must say I do enjoy the sense of camaraderie on campus, and even amongst alumni and current students and professors.

Sorry, this is mostly just rambling. But I would choose this school all over again. It has its downfalls, sure, but so does every other school. If there's a school that doesn't, let's face it--you're not living in the real world. I'd choose Gustavus again in a heartbeat. After all, what other school has Joyce Sutphen, Rob Kendrick, Baker Lawley, Denis Crnkovic (the c needs an acute accent), Glenn Kranking, or Richard Lietch?

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is nice I campus but the school is a four year residency.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am apart of a sorority and I love it.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I love watching athletics on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my time here and I have enjoyed going to class each day.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't had a whole lot of experience with the drug scene here, but from what I've heard there's a lot of pot

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus. I feel comfortable walking around campus alone, even at night. Campus safety is always out and about, especially at night, making sure everything is safe. There has recently been an incident with sexual assault on campus that I have not really been following, but has been a big deal to a lot of people on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a variety of courses offered at Gustavus. They are challenging, but the professors want you to do well, so they will answer any questions you have and help in any way possible. The classes are usually lecture style, with plenty of time for any questions to be asked. The class sizes are also small, especially the farther you get into your major, so there is more of a relationship with your professors.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are many job fairs at Gustavus, including many small and large companies from around Minnesota. Professors, alumni, the career center, and other staff/people on campus make it easy to get connected to a job.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at Gustavus are fairly nice. They are kept clean daily. I am currently in one of the first-year dorms that has a section organization instead of a hall organization. I really like this because it is not as overwhelming when you first come to school and it is a lot easier to meet new people. Also, we do things with our sections occasionally and keep each up to date with our lives. My dorm, and most of the dorms, is in a really convenient location. It takes between 5-10 minutes to get anywhere I want to on campus.

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Regardless of the times of frustration, stress, and physical and social anguish, students always seem to firmly believe that Gustavus was the right choice for them, and most live and breathe the school and the campus traditions. Students who enter Gustavus know many of the “downfalls” before they enroll: the small-town atmosphere and the social politics involved with attending a college the size of many high schools. However, the benefits of the small-school experience are experienced right away: small class sizes, personal attention from professors, and the ability to meet and befriend a number of fellow students. Students who stick through the four years at Gustavus come away with a changed outlook on themselves and the world that surrounds them.

While Gustavus may lack many of the things that come with attending large schools, there are plenty of opportunities to make the four years something to treasure: activities are plentiful, the curricula can be challenging (if you push yourself), and the chance for self-exploration abounds. Living at Gustavus is sort of like living in a bubble (especially if you don't have a car). To respond to this effect, many students form large circles of friends that often intersect with other circles, eventually creating one large community. People are only one or two friends away from someone they don't know. Students also choose to break their bubble by studying abroad; around 50 percent of Gustavus graduating seniors have spent a J-term, semester, or year abroad. Gustavus graduates are, for the most part, down-to-earth individuals who know how to effectively communicate and approach complex issues. By the time they cross the graduation stage, they've realized that it isn't always about what they learned, but rather how they've learned and what it means to continue the learning process throughout their lives.

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