- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Biology
- Gender: F
- High School: East Valley High School
- Transfer Student: N
One thing that I know is happening at Gonzaqga that I wish I wasn't seeing is that we are expanding too much for this city and for our Gonzaga community. It's starting to get harder to get into classes, find housing, and afford to go here. I heard one comment that Gonzaga is slowly becoming the size of a state school with the price of a private school. The small size of Gonzaga is what I was drawn to at Gonzaga.
Coming into Gonzaga, I was really scared by the fact that I HAD to take religious classes (I come from a public school), but they have actually been really interesting to me. I've learned a lot about different religions and different aspects of faith in general; the selection of classes to take is very diverse. My most favorite classes are my science classes. Our science department is very selective and very rigorous as to who "survives" them. They really prepare you for your future in med-school, vet-school, nursing, dentistry, etc. I think the best part of Gonzaga (out of everything here) is that the teachers, staff, and personel are so involved. They know you by name, they encourage you to come talk to them, they are willing to answer any questions, etc. They realize that most of us are here by ourselves; they become our second family.
I feel very integrated in the Gonzaga Community on and off of campus. There are so many programs, groups, events, and activities to get involved in that it's hard to not meet people and be involved. I found it very suprising coming here and seeing so many people that are active and involved in some aspect of Gonzaga. There are clubs and even houses built for groups on campus. There is a house called Unity House that involves students of all ethicities to come together and hang out. They have dinners, dances, and meetings and this is very common in many groups on campus. There are so many opportunities; no one should feel left out here.
The Best Things
Finding your second family and finding a new place to call home.
The Worst Things
It's getting too big.