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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i have loved my first year at Gustavus and can't wait for the next years!!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, Everything is close, but if you wanted to escape from people you can. The Arb is great!! Everyone is friendly at Gustavus and many greet you or hold the door for you. Love GAC!!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic facilities aren't the greatest, but the Gustie spirit is so strong it makes up for it. Gusts have lots of pride and love cheering on their teams. Go Gusties!!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. There is safe rides you can take during late nights.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Gustavus has a great network, you just need to get yourself into it. Networking is key to a successful career.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Boring if you're an underclassmen.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Huge variety of students everyone has a niche they belong to.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They want to prevent it but they know it is in use so they make sure there are resources available if something goes wrong.

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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2 College Sophomore

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

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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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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.

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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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