- Class: Freshman
- Major: Government
- Gender: F
- High School: The Woodlands High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Gonzaga University is it's small size. It correlate into much smaller classes than many Universities and a great student to Professor ratio. Despite the fact that Spokane is a really interesting city, it's not the most exciting place in the world. There aren't many things right around campus - but once you get into the city there is lots to do. Another good thing about GU is the school spirit, which is mostly centered around the basketball team. Everyone gets really excited for games and the NCAA tournament. There is just a really cool basketball culture here that gives Gonzaga a "big university" feel.
The Jesuit education is a different experience, really small intimate class sizes mean a lot more heated discussion. All of my professors know me by name. My favorite class so far at GU has been my English 102 class - which is a core requirement. Even for the basic stuff you still get really intelligent quality Professors. The professors here are always really willing to meet with you during office hours for extra discussion, every professor I've had so far has been extremely accessible. Education at Gonzaga is geared a lot towards a successful job after you graduate, but we have a lot of varied core requirements so that each student gets a well rounded "Jesuit" education.
Despite the fact that Gonzaga's exterior appears to be a really socially conservative school, all groups are represented. We do have a gay-straight alliance group on campus which is very active in student life. There are also just a full spectrum of campus organizations that deal with race and religion. Students here are moderatly politically active - there have been known to be on campus debates, we have a really active debate team. I do think the student body is right leaning when it comes to politics. Most of Gonzaga's student body is from the Pacific Northwest in the Idaho, Washington, Oregon category. Tons of students also come from California.
The Best Things
Size of the school
The Worst Things