- Class: Freshman
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Saint Augustine High School, San Diego
- Transfer Student: N
I have found Gonzaga to be a very rewarding experience. I can walk around the campus and recognize most of the students and feel comfortable always knowing I can find someone I know. Gonzaga has a great reputation and while it is know for its basketball team, the academic reputation is strong as well. I spend most of my time on campus hanging out doing different events with my hall and we are a very close unit of guys that have a very strong friendship. Gonzaga was a big change from San Diego. The weather was quite different but not bad I really enjoyed the snow and the plentiful opportunities to go snowboarding. Also Spokane is not as big but there are things to do such as lasertag, bowling, football in the park to keep you busy. I enjoy it because of the quality people I have met and become friend with and the pride they exude about being a part of the community here.
The academics are challenging but well worth the time and effort. All of the professors are very helpful and know you name and spend as much time as you need when you visit their office hours or schedule an appointment with them. Students study a good amount daily but not so much that you completely miss out on the college experience. The professors meet you for lunch and really want to help you succeed. They want you to gain the experience and learn in all aspects and be well rounded but strong enough to be a person and an individual who can make a difference in the world.
Gonzaga is very tolerant and accepting of any race, religion, or culture. Most of the students are from the Washington, Oregon, and Southern California areas. Students share the same experiences and are able to bond and grow together. There are plenty of opportunities and events for all types of people from halo tournaments to intramurals and the sports teams. All the students are open and want to get to know one another and continue the college experience.
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