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  • 10/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a well-rounded education, must be able to deal with weather on both ends, students who like to get involved, a lot of community service options, overall it's a great school just about anybody can find something on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    As far as tips go I would suggest studying for every class even the classes that appear to be easy because they will surprise you, example the art classes. Also it is highly recommended to get to know your professor, because Gonzaga is such a small college teachers take time to get to know you and they all have office hours where you can get help, take advantage of this luxury.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say you get the education you pay for. You pay a lot to be here although there is a lot of help available and if you talk to financial aid they will advise you of ways to recieve scholarships. The education is very well rounded and the core curriculum has you dipping into most subjects, that way you know what you really want to do by the time you come out. It's a great college with a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Gonzaga community is pretty open and easy to make friends. The only thing is that it snows seven of the months you are here and activities around campus die down for a couple months which makes that time a little depressing. Overall though the staff cares about their students and will help to accomodate, there are a lot of chances to get involved, Gonzaga lacks in diversity but is working on getting that up. : )

    Am learning a lot

    I'd say that at Gonzaga there isn't an easy class. Along with hard classes though comes a lot of learning. You not only get the broad knowledge of your study but you recieve an in-depth focus. All of the teachers are pretty knowledgeable on their subjects and are happy to help. It is a great school to learn a lot of information.

  • 01/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga and any university is really a place for students who care about their education are willing to sacrifice a little fun to pursue to their life goals and career aspirations. School is not easy much less college but in the end when you are making the big dollars, everything will all come into prospective. If you are willing to work hard and be surrounded by friendly and helpful friends, peers, students, teachers, and faculty, then pick Gonzaga University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most could agree that high school does not prepare a student for college. Most of my classes require a 100 pages of reading per week and per class. Writing is ten times more vigorous than high school and be prepared for fast pace learning. At first it will be difficult to adjust to college lifestyle, the freedom and making the choice to do homework or just take a nap, but after a semester everything will become normal, simpler and easier to balance.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is an expensive investment but worth it. The students actually care about their education and the teachers make sure their students are successful by providing the tools necessary to succeed. Do not be afraid to apply to Gonzaga because of the cost. I was awarded grants, and scholarships that pretty much took care of 90% of my cost to go to this amazing school. Gonzaga will make sure that your financial needs are met, and remember that school is an investment. Gonzaga is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Gonzaga is full of spirit and love. Being a mid year transfer student was hard because everyone knew the great spots to eat and meet and then there was me, confused about everything, but not for long. The Zag students could sense when someone was lost or confused and countless time on my first week of school people willingly came up to me to offer me directions and help me locate classes and buildings. This friendliness was refreshing and made this school enjoyable because of the love that radiates from the teachers and students.

    Am learning a lot

    I transferred for University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho to go to a more demanding school like Gonzaga University. Gonzaga thrives off of the success of it's students. The teachers care and although this school requires a lot of work, the fulfillment will be something to rejoice because this school fills you will knowledge and sets a students up for success with it's high expectations.

  • 03/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Catholic ;) Science-minded students who still want the benefit of being a well-rounded scholar through a liberal arts education. Outdoor-sy students (GU Outdoors and the ski-club offer some great experiences and rentals are pretty cheap)

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the Honors Program (for those who want a little deeper liberal arts education) and the Hogan Program (for anyone interested in entrepreneurship or business, not necessarily business majors though) when you're applying. Also, don't be worried about not having a football team, GU basketball more than makes up for that.

    Bang for the buck

    The costs of private school vs. public before you factor in financial aid definitely can be intimidating. However, private schools also have more grant money to help you pay, it was a little less expensive for me to attend Gonzaga than Western Washington University. Also, as a private school Gonzaga offers many more indirect benefits, a true sense of community, more personal relationships with professors, and alumni programs

    Am enjoying being here

    The sense of community at Gonzaga is amazing. Spokane is on the red-side of Washington but on a college campus, the discussion and debate create a more liberal atmosphere that balance out some of the more restrictive political views held by the general population.

    Am learning a lot

    As a current engineering student I enjoy my class but have become a bit disillusioned by what it means to receive a liberal arts education. The Jesuit approach to education is excellent and incredibly beneficial, but some professors definitely have a Catholic bias that comes across in classes such as history and as a non-Christian it can be a little weird at times. Overall though the classes are informative and the small class sizes offered by GU are wonderful

  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who don't get homesick. People who like community. People who can handle work. People who like business or engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    It gets cold here. There are some creepy people in Spokane's Logan neighborhood which the campus is surrounded on 3 of 4 sides. Don't choose Marian Hall if you don't want to walk far - it's off-campus by few blocks. When it snows, you don't want to walk that, and then Frogger across a busy road between the dorm and campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty expensive, but with financial aid, it's not that bad. I'm taking 20 credits for tuition around that of my high school's, so it's not bad at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am having a lot of fun, probably due to the fact I have a good core of friends. If you come here, make sure to be friends with all kinds of people!

    Am learning a lot

    As an engineering student, I have a full schedule: maxed out at 18 credits. Even after maxing out, I decided to join a few music classes which you must fill out forms to be able to take the class, and then a fee waiver (or else you have to pay several thousand as an overload fee). The classes are quite educational; I am learning a lot. The only thing I hate is the religion classes.

  • 12/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are committed to the world around them and social justice love Gonzaga because of the service learning opportunities Gonzaga offers. Serious academic students also find Gonzaga a great match because of the common ideology that we are here to learn above all else. Outodoorsy students are thrilled with the Gonzaga Outdoors organization that puts on rafting, ski/snowboard, snowshoeing and hiking trips almost weekly. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful and further attracts students who enjoy the outdoors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your ideals are in line with the Jesuit spirit. If you are not ready for your religious views and intellectual views to be challenged, Gonzaga is not the place for you. Gonzaga strives to make students men and women for others. If you are excited for that, this is the right place for you. If you've never lived in the snow, make sure to bring a warm wardrobe and boots! The snow is really fun, but it can be a pain when you have to walk across campus and it's freezing and you keep falling. It probably won't be a problem unless you don't have the right wardrobe!

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is not an inexpensive school. However, there are several scholarships and grants to help pay with for your education. Additionally, the professors are excellent and highly esteemed around the country, so I'd definitely say that I am getting bang for the buck. Student Life, Student Government and the Residence Hall Association put on numerous free or low-cost events for students that are always exceptionally attended, further proving that you are investing your tuition money in a world of experiences both in and outside the classroom.

    Am enjoying being here

    It took me a little time to get used to Gonzaga, as it is a very different environment than what I grew up with. However, after my Freshman year, I found myself looking forward to coming back. Gonzaga has numerous extra-curricular activities that cater to a wide variety of students. There is ALWAYS something to do here, even for those that decided not to party on a Friday or Saturday night. The area of Spokane could be more happening, but there are significant fun things to do in Spokane if you dig a little. Academically, socially and religiously, Gonzaga is exemplary.

    Am learning a lot

    Gonzaga challenges students in a way that they have never known. Professors expect a lot and there are few easy A classes here. You should expect to work hard, but professors are very fair and don't expect too much. I have learned so much about numerous different subjects as well as through experiences outside of the classroom. Additionally, with the core requirements, students are required to take a few classes in religion and philosophy as well as some other categories, regardless of major. This helps to create a student who is well-rounded and can articulate the teachings of Kant, even if an engineering major.

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Driven, Well-rounded, Basketball-lovers, Inspired, Caring, Above-average, Social

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, and if you're accepted go to GEL Weekend. I was planning on attending another school until I went to GEL Weekend and fell in love with the community on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is a private school with an intimidating tuition, Gonzaga offers decent scholarships, grants, and loans. The experience is worth the extra money, and Gonzaga sends lots of information to help you in the process.

    Will enjoy being here

    Gonzaga's community with the students is phenomenal, and you are able to have a great social life amongst your education. They offer a variety of intermural sports and clubs to keep you connected and help build new relationships.

    Will learn a lot

    Gonzaga University not only has amazing academics and a beastly basketball program to offer; It also has faculty that respects its students and cares about their success. Having quality teachers really boosts your education, and the faculty at Gonzaga will put time into your understanding and achievement.

  • 08/31/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love school spirit, basketball, and a good Jesuit education, Gonzaga's for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you explore the surrounding area to get a feel for what it would be like to live there and set up an appointment with an admissions counselor- they're extremely interested in your personal college search journey and very helpful. Be prepared for an informal interview.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a private school, so of course it's going to be pricey.

    Will enjoy being here

    I live in Spokane and the local love and support towards Gonzaga is huge. Basketball is the key focus most of the year on campus. If you like cheering at games and school spirit is important to you, Gonzaga would be perfect. There's lots to do around campus; there's definitely a Zags district in Spokane, so you kind of get that small college town feeling.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is gorgeous. The Cathedral is simply amazing. If nothing else the atmosphere is enough to capture you.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga is great for people who are really involved in their community. You have to know how to manage your time well, though, or you may have trouble keeping up the grades. Gonzaga is a place for people with any interest from the outdoors and sports to the visual/performing arts and community service. If you are afraid of getting lost on a large campus then Gonzaga is the perfect choice. It is large enough to have nearly everything you ever need, but small enough to get to know a big portion of the students (at least the ones living on campus) through classes and dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes here are difficult, but if you stay focused, you will do well. Don't forget about being social, though, or you won't have an amazing experience. A huge part of college is experiencing new things and meeting new people. There are a ton of activities always happening on campus for every kind of interest, so go out and have fun when you have time away from class and homework.

    Bang for the buck

    There are no easy As at Gonzaga. You definitely get what you pay for in both the classes and the teachers. The residence halls range from a little run down (Boone) to really nice (Kennedy apartments), but you get a chance to pick the ones you want the most when you apply for housing each year. The housing office is very good at what they do, though, so you are likely to get one of your top choices. The only downside to Gonzaga is the food. The restaurants on and near campus are nice (and many take flex money or bulldog bucks), but I really don't suggest eating in either of the cafeterias, though.

    Am enjoying being here

    Gonzaga is an amazing campus populated with a lot of friendly people. It is easy to meet new people and make friends on campus thanks to all of the activities that happen year round, dorm life, classes, and Crosby student center. The residence halls are usually nice, and there is a great sense of community even in the apartments on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Both the classes and the teachers at Gonzaga are amazing. The classes can be hard, even ones like art, but they are all worth the effort. The teachers are great because they won't hold your hand and give you all the answers, but they will practically bend over backwards to help you learn the material if you go to them for help. When you leave the classroom, you will actually be taking helpful information away with you even if you didn't walk away with an A.

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to go to a college where you'll have a good balance between academics and social life, Gonzaga is the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go in with an open-mind to fully embrace the Gonzaga experience. Get involved, seriously, it's the best way to meet a ton of people!!!

    Bang for the buck

    They nickle-and-dime you a lot, but what school doesn't in this economy. For me, going to Gonzaga will be worth the pile of student loans I am currently accumulating.

    Am enjoying being here

    Most of the people are down to earth and super outgoing and friendly. Plus, the majority of students ACTUALLY want to be there and are there for a similar purpose.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are small enough, but not too small. You really develop strong relationships with your professors and fellow classmates, and rarely do you walk out of class with that feeling of well that was a waste, I might as well have slept in.

  • 07/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga is the school for you if you: 1) Love to be active. Almost everyone participates in intramural sports--we are a fit campus! 2) Love the outdoors. We have many lakes and mountains nearby. 3) Want small classes and a sense of community. 4) Want to be challenged and experience personal growth. 5) Love being a basketball fan.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the plethora of clubs, activities, events, retreats, and academic services offered at Gonzaga. Don't forget to bring a winter jacket and snow boots!

    Bang for the buck

    While expensive, Gonzaga gives out great scholarships to students with academic excellence. For me, going to GU ended up being slightly less expensive than going to a state university.

    Am enjoying being here

    In essence, Gonzaga means community. You can't go anywhere on campus without seeing a smiling face and a wave hello. Everyone on campus is friendly and helpful and there is an incredible sense of Gonzaga pride.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes have challenged me to think critically and to view the world in new ways. I have developed a passion for knowledge and a thirst for social justice. I am challenged daily by the people around me which has led to exponential personal and spiritual growth.

  • 08/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want a ton of kids and block parties, this is probably not the place. If you are a staunch atheist, the experience won't be as good for you as other open minded individuals. If you desire to learn, any Jesuit university, but GU in particular, is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Recognize what you want out of college. GU has a very particular atmosphere that could be shocking if you don't read up a bit on its culture and student body composition.

    Bang for the buck

    GU is pretty expensive, but what college isn't these days? Its also a private school so the extra money spent on tuition does get kicked back to you with campus events, technology and quality of professors

    Am enjoying being here

    Growing up in Spokane, I have my dispositions to the city, but the actual experience at GU is a fairly mellow and academic experience

    Am learning a lot

    Gonzaga has a strong focus on a liberal arts education. The Jesuits try to influence every student to be a well rounded, caring and intellectual citizen

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    basketball fans, people that love the outdoors, someone who wants to find their place in the world, someone who wants to make friends, someone who loves life and enjoys themselves, people who don't mind living in a place that feels like a small town. Spokane is big but people who like huge cities like Seattle, LA, New York, and other large cities would think this place is too small.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very open to try new things because you'll never know what you'll end up liking. Be very friendly and you will find out you'll have too many friends to count. KEEP UP ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL! The student section is ranked as the third best student sections in the nation. Games are amazing and you'll be amazed at how intense they can get, and how easily the hype will suck you in! The McCarthy Athletic Center is said to be one of the toughest places for the visitors to play in the country because of the amazing support from the students and all of Spokane. Do your research as to what has to be in the application because this school is very selective, you have to really want it to get in, and once you do you'll be glad you applied. Spend time on the essays and make sure they're the best they can be. Spend a lot of time looking for scholarships and apply early!!!!! It is amazing how much a scholarship can help and how much relief it provides, because it's that much less money you have to pay off in the future! And relax! Everything will fall into place so don't worry about everything too much.

    Bang for the buck

    It is really expensive, but what college isnt these days. You definately will get an amazing quality education. The teachers realize you're paying a lot of money so they'll work with you to make sure you're learning and getting the best education you can in order to make the price worth it. There are a lot of scholarship opportunities which make it a lot easier too.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is extremely friendly and happy to be here. And everyone who comes here absolutely loves it. People are very accepting and it is very easy to get involved and be yourself. There are clubs for everything and a place for everyone to participate in the the things they love.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers make sure to come in any time to meet with you if you are having trouble, even if it doesn't relate to class. They are very understanding and will work with you in order to help you succeed.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 58

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always some type of activity going on around campus, whatever you are interested in there will be some group or event for you.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are required the first two years, which is both a positive and negative. The COG (main dinning hall) is more of a social gathering than anything else, but the food does tend to get repetitive after awhile.

    Dorm Life

    Super tight, close knit communities that help you the both good and bad times throughout freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but plenty of resources to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you walk onto the campus you for , it just feels right. There aren't words to describe it, its just a feeling of being home.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE Gonzaga. The academics are challenging, the community is amazing, and the athletics are unmatched. I couldn't have picked a better school!

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga is a school for people who care a lot about the community, for people who want to make a change in the world, and for leaders. It prepares you for the world in remarkable ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and care about the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is a fantastic beautiful and strong institution. It's absolutely amazing and it is definitely worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    Gonzaga is a beautiful school and there are so many great individuals working here. There are also a lot of great students here. I felt at home the moment I got here.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned more this year than I have learned in the past 18 years of my life and Gonzaga is the reason for that.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I visited twice, and the second time I loved it more than the last. It was a great atmosphere to be in.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    athletic, social, want an academic challenge (challenging classes are there depending on major!)

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of things to get involved in (theatre, athletics, intramurals, clubs, service groups) so definitely get involved, just don't overcommit yourself.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the welcoming environment of people at Gonzaga!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It will become habit that each time you see a white toyota or honda, you will think about CAMPO (campus police). There is never a moment where you won't see an officer driving around. This proves to be great on nights when students go out. Students can call the campo dispatcher at any time if they feel safest to get a ride from them, no questions asked. Gonzaga is very attentive to the safety and well being of its' student body.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club fair during each semester! Here students set out tables on the quad and sell tank tops while promoting their clubs. Every student is provided the opportunity to be a part of something.

    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga is great for all types of students. There is something to do for everyone, and no one will feel like an outsider. All student types are accepted. Gonzaga provides a great community that through Jesuit tradition instill acceptance of fellow peers as a main goal for the institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are interested in Gonzaga, prepare yourself for the best basketball games of your lives.Basketball games are as important to the student body as exams, and you rarely want to miss any! People camp out for days to get the best seats, and to get the best tent number, students sit out in the snow for tickets and wait until a tweet is sent out to run to the secret location to grant them a spot, otherwise, be sure to set up a line schedule with your friends because you will be in that line all day.

    Bang for the buck

    The education that Gonzaga provides is worth every cent. You leave the university as a individual enriched in culture,the university brings you down to Earth. Gonzaga always holds together events for free as well with free transportation. It is the perfect definition for home away from home.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Spokane is just a walk over the bridge away. At the beginning of the year, there is an event called Pig out in the Park with many food stands, and although school is in session, it still feels like summer! Gonzaga is a very active campus, there are always trips to go snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, camping,retreats, etc. You will never have nothing to do, there is always something for every individual

    Food and Dining

    The food at GU will make you miss the food at home. There are nights when the food is great, but there are nights where it's better if you eat at Spikes ( a food location on campus, under the cafeteria) or at Duffs.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a nice life. All the dorms are set up dependent on student interests and by grade level. Gonzaga does require a student to live on campus for two years but after that, the student is free to live where ever they please. The dorms are also very convenient in location to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    In general, Gonzaga has the reputation for a difficult educational system. Before attending Gonzaga, I was made aware of the competitive admissions, and the academic rigor that the university provided. I can honestly say that these are things that should not intimidate students in the application process. Gonzaga has maintained a reputation as one of the best universities in the West Side and the student body represents that well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. High school may seem to be the time where an individual defines his/her self, but once you reach college, you'll realize that all the time spent impressing people was for nothing, especially at Gonzaga where there are no clicks, like at a university with a greek system. Everyone has their own special place at Gonzaga and everybody will make an impact in their own way.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga University is a school that makes sure to make the students top priority. The level of education and the teachers make the choice to attend Gonzaga University worth every penny. Gonzaga provides the perfect 2nd family for a person that comes from a close knit family at home, or is far from their own home.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    CAMPO is Gonzaga's security system. They make you program their number into your phone, so if you ever have an emergency they are there to help you out! Plus there are little security buttons that you can push if you have an emergency scattered all over the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have every club possible at GU. So if you want to play sports but you're not good enough to play for the school team, it's a great way to continue playing even after high school.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, preppy students will probably have the most fun. Shy students will bond with other shy students though, so everybody fits in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you're a freshman they do a very light dose of hazing. They have everybody go into a gym and they pump you up with cheers and chants, and then they have the study body make this huge tunnel in the dark, and you have to run through it. There are lights and loud music and people pushing you, and it's a really long run. They make you run through the number of your graduating class, and by the time you're done you're pretty tired and then they give you refreshments and a little concert. It's surprisingly fun!

    Bang for the buck

    GU is expensive at $46,000 a year. But everything that you pay for, you get that and more. You get a great education, a beautiful campus, and tons of resources at your disposal. If you want a good job right out of college, your teachers and advisers will write you crazy good recommendation letters and you'll have a pretty high change of landing a job right away.

    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs and volunteering! It might sound cheesy but joining clubs will always make sure you have something to do, and it's a great way to try and make more friends. Alot of people find working on campus to be pretty fun too, depending on the people you work with.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining places are fine, like Panda Express and Subway, but sometimes food from the COG will make my stomach hurt! Be careful about some of their mystery foods, but if you stick with the pasta, burgers, fruit and salad, you should be okay.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on what dorm you're in, but the RA's (Residential Assistants) try their hardest to make sure that you're never bored on the weekend. They arrange socials and little get togethers with other dorms, so you always have a full weekend. Of course there are the party dorms, which are CM, De Smet and Madonna, but then there are quieter places like Lincoln, Alliance and Campion. It all depends on your personality.

    Academic Rigor

    Whether you're taking all 101 classes or you're going for your comprehensive exams, these teachers will make classes really difficult. It's really rare to have an easy teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go into college thinking that because you're a freshman, your first year will be easy. The professors here will push you to be better then you thought you were.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for people who want to go to college to get a great education and meet life long friends along the way. You have to be prepared to work hard for everything you get.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campo is great, but don't walk anywhere alone at night!

    Greek Life

    Non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you're from Hawaii, HPIC is where it's at!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Eating at the Cog, clapping in the middle of DeSmet circle, going to a mens basketball game, and ordering Jimmy John's or Iggy's!

    What to do for fun

    Work out at the Rudolf Fitness Center, participate in Intramural sports (they're great!), walk to downtown Spokane and explore, visit Sky High or just cruise around the city!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in school involvement and school spirit, or you want to attend a beautiful campus and meet great people, Gonzaga's for you!

    In three sentences

    I love Gonzaga, it has an amazing atmosphere and people here are great.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus was so safe with open walk ways, clear entrys, I never saw a scary little space. All open spaces to highly visable doorways. Stairwells were well lighted and near people. Most places have a front desk staff.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any but it is replaced by RA's planning activities for their floors and dorm blocks throwing events, that is more inclusive then Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs and activites and campus ministry reatreats that are low cost and fun

    Great for these types of students

    white kids... I come from a diverse area so it was strange to see only white people on campus and in town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have huge school spirit and the town loves them.

    Bang for the buck

    Great financial aid and not impacted so you will graduate in 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    lots of clubs and activities. Outdoor center with cheap trips and rentals. Town has parks and trails and up-scale shopping and theater as well. All walking distance from campus.

    Food and Dining

    food was good they are building a new COG next year and they have fruit you can take as you walk out

    Dorm Life

    lots of options from small quiet single gender to large hotel like to party co-ed dorms. close to everything and clean common areas. Wifi, laundry and kitchen included in payment.

    Academic Rigor

    very good with great resources within department. Professors keep office hours and teach classes

    Tips for prospective students

    check out details for your intended major, be sure to go shopping for snow clothes and proper shoes

    In three sentences

    This is a great campus. clean, friendly, beautiful :)

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Introduce yourself to as many people as you can. Also, it is possible to go through the first year of college without taking a sip of alcohol. Just find people that find enjoyment in other things.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little pricey, but if you work hard and apply for a lot of scholarships you'll be able to afford it. This school isn't affected as much by the government's budget problems because it is a private institution. That being said, you really get a quality education here that is unrivaled by other schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many opportunities to have fun here. There are lots of great clubs, people, and Spokane is a great city to explore.

    Am learning a lot

    You really get a well rounded education here, but in a timely manner. You can get into almost all the classes you want.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    OK options--not like living in a big city, though.

    Tips for prospective students

    The higher the GMAT, the better.

    In three sentences

    Overall, great school. I attended a state university for my undergraduate education, and this has been a much more enjoyable experience. Great graduate assistant opportunities for grad students.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Gonzaga has its own on-campus security and neighborhood security. They are very willing and happy to pick you up from on-campus locations, as well as neighborhood areas, and take you back to your dorm. They sincerely care about your safety.

    Greek Life

    We do not have a Greek Life at Gonzaga, but there are many clubs and academic clubs you can be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs. They range from service clubs to Harry Potter club and everything in between. If a club doesn't exist that you want to have on campus, you can make one!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GU Basketball games are HUGE. You not only have to wait in line to get a ticket, you sometimes have to camp out for a couple days and nights to get in line for the actual game. It is the best way to become a true Zag.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events put on by GSBA, our student body, during the week and on the weekends. For example, every wednesday there is a different singer/performer at coffeehouse. There are also different sporting events, formal and non-formal. These include our basketball games, soccer games, baseball games, etc. Intermurals are also a big part of student life and these give you a chance to play friendly or competitive sport games, even if you are not athletic.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options on campus for food. The most popular option you have is the COG, which is the cafeteria and it has food for all lifestyles. You also have a handle full of coffee shops on campus, a pizza place, a panini place, a sandwich shop, a late night dining place, and a smoothie/ice cream place.

    Dorm Life

    Every dorm has a different personality. Some are more wild and some are more calm, but all of them have a great sense of community. You will become best friends with the people in your dorm and they will become your family.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are pretty difficult at times, but if you stay focused and study, you will do fine. Don't try to slide by without reading or not studying because it will come back to get you. The professors all have office hours during the week to help with any questions you need. There are also tutors for every class in case your professor's office hours don't work with your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about coming here, COME! Gonzaga will live up to your expectations and give you the best education. You will never feel alone socially or academically-- there are tons of ways to meet new people and also tons of study groups or tutoring for every class.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is like a home away from home. Everyone is welcoming and friendly. You will love the professors, students, buildings, activities, atmosphere, and everything else!

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are dances almost every week. This is a fun thing to do with your friends, and even meet some more friends. In addition we live close to the downtown area which is in walking distance. There is shopping, a park, food, and events that go on there. There are also clubs, which are pretty fun. This also gives you a sense of community. It is great to feel like you are apart of something. In addition the school puts on somethings like Bingo night, or casino night, and different nature trips people can go on.

    Food and Dining

    The cog (our dining hall) is great in the beginning however it gets old after awhile. Get the block B meal plan. It gives you $600 to buy stuff with your card around campus, and 120 meals in the cog per semester. We also have a panda express on campus, and something like a subway, but its called subco.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so fun. This is where you will meet most of your friends. It is a great community setting, where you do different activities and even study with your friends. Pretty soon you start to think of your dorm as home.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are of course harder than others. However Gonzaga University mostly cares that you learned something in the class. Overall classes at Gonzaga are completely manageable, but like anything you have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    You might be nervous about moving away from home but it is the best thing that could happen to you. Gonzaga University is full of friendly people who are ready and willing to meet new people. Know that it is important to be apart of a club or clubs, because jobs do look at this as well. In addition know that you can talk to your professors if you are struggling. Professors are all happy to help you if you are having trouble. If you did any AP or IB you are well prepared for Gonzaga's courses. Get involved in a preorientation program. This will give you a feeling of comfort and you will meet new people before anyone else.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga University is a wonderful school because students aren't only focused on their academics, but doing service in the community as well. In addition to community grades and academic learning is very important to us. Gonzaga University has excellent programs where there are is committed staff and professors who are all very willing to help students.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe. Gonzaga has excellent security guards that are available for rides all hours of the day and night.

    Greek Life

    Dont have greek houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs and activities are always available for students. Never a dull moment at the student center!

    Great for these types of students

    Intellectuals. Lots of campus clubs that center around academics.

    Bang for the buck

    very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Spokane has easy access to lots of outdoor activities, near by movie theatre's, parks, and shopping centers.

    Food and Dining

    The cog is the on campus dining hall for students. It has pretty good food, but some of the meals are prepared a lot.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on whether or not you stay in a Positive Choice dorm, the dorms are nice and people are friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    If you keep up with the given assignments then you will have no problem staying on top of your grades!

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga has exceptional staff and class opportunities. The Jesuit traditions that have been well upheld here offer an interesting and unique experience. Gonzaga does a great job of instilling not only the importance of education in the classroom, but personal development socially and within the community.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campo is very accommodating and the campus feels safe. Not so with the surrounding streets, as Spokane has high crime rates and is relatively dangerous.

    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Bang for the buck

    The school, being a private school, is very expensive. Housing and food prices are way over what they should be, as compared to places like UW.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone exercises often. There is a river with a trail good for running and biking, plus a good park for bouldering on real rocks not far from campus. Downtown holds a few good standard stores, restaurants, and theaters. On campus there are often interesting lectures, performances, and guests.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the main dining area, the COG, is generally not very good. At any rate, it is what most people complain of more than anything. If you are careful, healthy options can be found though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are divided up into 'party' dorms and quiet ones. Getting the housing you want can be an issue at times, but if you are persistent and talk to the housing staff it usually works out.

    Academic Rigor

    Many core classes are quite easy; the low level ones are practically just courses to get through, and only a little is really learned. The upper level math and science classes do become academically challenging and hard work is required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gonzaga is a great school if you are athletically inclined, Catholic, or want a small school feel. Whenever the Gonzaga is mentioned in conversation, the first thing people think of is basketball, so be prepared for that.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is a school with a strong foundation in Catholic values. The professors are for the most part very good. Gonzaga's campus is nice, fairly small but big enough to find places to get away from things for a while.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campo is very good. If you ever feel safe on or off campus you can call campo and they will pick you up.

    Greek Life

    No greek life. We are a small enough school that i think that it is a good thing that there is no greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs on campus and it is easy to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students. I think that everyone is able find a good fit for them at Gonzaga!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Gonzaga is really into basketball and for big games people camp out for good tickets.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is a private school and is expensive, but admissions is generous with financial aid and scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There is always stuff to do. There are parties on the weekends, but GSBA also plans stuff to do on the weekend (free ice skating or movie nights). Gonzaga outdoors plans weekend and day trips that are inexpensive to go skiing or white water rafting. There is always stuff going of around campus. Also downtown is a 10 minute walk along the river, and there is a mall and movie theater downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fine. The COG is cafeteria food, it gets old after a while, but that would happen at any school.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great! There is no bad dorm at Gonzaga! The dorms are single sex or coed by floor which is reallly nice, because you are able to walk around in a towel whenever you want.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary depending on the class and teacher. Some classes are very challenging, but some classes are not too bad. Teachers generally expect and lot out of their studnents.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus! Gonzaga is a smaller school.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga has a strong, tight knit, jesuit community. Acedimics are important to the students, and all the students are hard working. Students love Gonzaga and have a lot of school pride.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24/7 Campus Security, they are always around when you need them, and when you don't.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    So many ways to get involved and everyone is so welcoming.

    Great for these types of students

    Sports fans. Academically geared. Religious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombie Nation; the dance the entire Kennel (our student section) does before basketball games.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is the greatest and sets its students up with careers straight out of college. They really take time to teach the entire student and help get you on your feet as an adult.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games! Every student attends at least one, they are the best. Also downtown Spokane is within walking distance and provides things to do.

    Food and Dining

    I recommend lunch in Cataldo (the mini COG). Take advantage of dining dollars, Spikes and Subco are always a good alternative when the COG is serving gross food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are crazy and can be so much fun and really annoying. Make the best out of the two years you spend in the dorms and you can make friends for life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but take advantage of the small class sizes and your professor's office hours, they are there to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved around campus. It is the fastest and easiest way to make friends for life. Take school seriously, it is easy to get caught up in the social part of school and forget about academics but be wary of your grades.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is a tight knit community, you always see someone you know on your way to class. Small school in the classrooms with a big school feel at sporting events. It is my home.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If your car can be broken into, it will be broken into, and your things will be stolen. You might also be beaten up by meth-head Spokies if you're walking around late at night, even in a group. Logan is a terrible neighborhood and we're smack in the middle of it.

    Greek Life

    No sororities or frats.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very few clubs, and even fewer have much of a presence on campus as far as I have seen.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're more interested in basketball and drinking away your parents' money than being academically challenged or fulfilled, you will love it here.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't feel challenged, and I feel like I'm wasting my money. If I had the chance to choose again, I absolutely would not choose to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Having a car will help, but outside of Spokane, there's only Idaho (read: nothing) and lesser Eastern Washington (read: more nothing). On campus, there's an abundance of college parties and I guess some GSBA-sanctioned activities but nothing too exciting.

    Food and Dining

    6,000 undergrads and one major dining hall doesn't make for the greatest of dining experiences. Sometimes there are tasty vegetarian options but not often. The campus is also sorely lacking late-night options during the week, and the meal plans range from crazy-constricting to slightly less constricting.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are party dorms. If you're into that, you'll love them; if not, you'll probably still make friends but you'll be annoyed a lot of the time.

    Academic Rigor

    At least in the humanities, I haven't been too impressed. The core is pervasive and you will be able to dabble in philosophy and religious studies, but not under the direction of particularly engaging or challenging professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're smart and interested in learning and you have the opportunity to go somewhere else, do. The quality of the school is by and large not worth the cost.

    In three sentences

    It's full of privileged rich kids, and more of a party school than you might think since it's Catholic. If you're interested in challenging academics outside engineering or the hard sciences, look elsewhere. It's got a better rep than it deserves in Washington, probably because of its basketball team, but don't expect anything too great.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    none, thank goodness!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Serpentine during Freshman Orientation will get you pumped for the school year and basketball season.

    What to do for fun

    I love to jump on the Centennial Trail to run/bike/walk with friends, or go downtown for shopping or a movie. Riverside State Park is also quite close to campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your niche in a special community at Gonzaga.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is committed to social justice and promoting equality. They also encourage building and serving communities. Gonzaga is a Catholic University that also encourages free thinking.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campo does a decent job of keeping the campus safe, but be on the look out anytime you enter the surrounding neighborhood at night.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive, and few programs are actually better than that of a state school. By all means don't waste your money if you don't plan to shoot for a very high paying job after. The loans aren't worth it. However, Gonzaga is very generous with grants and scholarships so keep that in mind.

    What to do for fun

    Spokane is a small city which makes for some fun times downtown. It's never a problem to find a movie to see or hang out in Riverfront Park during the nice (but short) Fall and Spring you'll experience on campus. However the real fun will be the memories you make with friends in the dorms and on campus that will allow you to reflect on what a great community Gonzaga truly has.

    Food and Dining

    The COG is the main dining hall on campus, and all in all isn't bad. Sodexo, the company in charge of dining at Gonzaga, does put a substantial effort into trying to vary the foods offered on campus. However, like anything you eat for two years, the food does eventually get old. Flex dollars are great and allow you to eat other great foods on campus like sub sandwiches and Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    Your social life the first two years at Gonzaga is completely centered around dorm life. Dorms such as C/M and DeSmet are the centerpiece of any underclassman's dorm memories at Gonzaga and it is highly recommend you live in one of these buildings at some point, though you can't go wrong with any dorm on campus overall.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor really depends on what course of study you choose. Science and engineering are among the most rigorous and respected programs in the Pacific Northwest, while some of the core liberal arts classes are much easier than comparable AP courses you take in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have plenty of extracurricular activities while in high school and more importantly, chose activities you enjoy also. Each entering class at Gonzaga seems to have a higher GPA than the previous so grades are important as well.

    In three sentences

    A strong sense of community. Professors that care about you and your progress. An unforgettable basketball season.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems very safe! I do not worry about my safety on campus-- great thing not to worry about.

    Great for these types of students

    Want to learn... or have a religious background.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely a nice bang for the big bucks it costs. Hopefully it will be worth it when I find a job!

    What to do for fun

    Explore campus! It is beautiful and I love finding new study spots!

    Food and Dining

    So far so good, but I wish some of the dining areas were a bit updated and/or renovated.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived on campus, but other students say it is a lot of fun! Also, they have a strong sense of community with all their dorm mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous! But certainly a challenge I am willing to take on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors! They are great for questions or concerns. Feel comfortable- you will love it here!

    In three sentences

    For the short time I have been here, I have come to love the faculty, staff and campus. It has been a memorable experience already!! I can't wait for the rest of this year, and wish everyone's new school year will be as rewarding as mine.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Gonzaga University is a life changing experience. Going from being a majority in high school to a minority in college has opened my eyes to new experiences and lessons. One of them being, sometimes you have to out work your peers just to pass them

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I hope its safe. . . .but I'm not a outside person so. . . .

    Greek Life

    i heard its fun

    Clubs and Activities

    When it comes to club, i enjoy being part of as much as i can but I'm hoping that they will encourage to actually take up leadership skills

    Great for these types of students

    I'm studious when the situation calls for it, i can also be lazy or creative

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't have any but i hope to join one :)

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga Univeristy is a beautiful school. I hope they have the classes that i need to continue my career goals.

    What to do for fun

    I love to read in my free time, volunteer, hang out with friends and maybe go somewhere amazing to do whatever i want. i hop this school is a good match for me.

    Food and Dining

    I love to eat, so i hop that there is good food and if i have the time to sit and eat, the Scenarios are amazing

    Dorm Life

    For my first year in college, I want to stay in a dorm to better understand college life. I hop that there won't be a reason for me to change my mind.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been told that once you enter college, the real work begins. I'm a hardworking student but sometimes i get stuck so i hope that there will be people around to aid me in my work. I'm hoping that there will be classes that flows with my career path.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't allow others negative review about this school change your mind about applying to this university. I'm hoping that this school is as good as everyone says and as beautiful as I've seen in pictures.

    In three sentences

    I want to go to this school in the fall of 2013 because of what I've researched and what people who have seen the campus told me. Its a wonderful school, beautiful campus and great community service opportunities- which i love to do. Even though the school is expensive and some of the reviewers I'm reading is bad and not encouraging, that will not stop me from attending the college I'm interested in.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus seems pretty safe. Campus security does their job well. There have been a few bike thefts this year that seem to be the focus of security, but nothing any more major than that.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Gonzaga holds a club fair at the beginning of each school fair. There are probably 50+ clubs that set up tables. There is something for just about everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Most students seem to genuinely like Gonzaga. Gonzaga has a high retention rate. Gonzaga is a Jesuit school and religion classes are on the core requirements, so students who are open to religion will thrive.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga can be awfully expensive. Many students work part time to pay tuition. Gonzaga does offer merit scholarships to most students though, so there is no saying they do not try to help out financially.

    What to do for fun

    Gonzaga always has something going on. There is something for just about everyone. Dances take place every couple of weeks, there is an outdoors club, as well as many other clubs that you can learn about during the club fair held at the beginning of each year.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one dining hall on campus and you're required to purchase a food plan both your freshman and sophomore year. Although the food is alright, it is nothing special and most students become tired of it after the first few weeks.

    Dorm Life

    Living in dorms is required both freshman and sophomore years. Dorms are nice depending on where you are placed. Some are more decrepit than others. Each dorm has a different social scene as well, some are quiet, others are party dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are generally challenging. Professors expect the best from students and tend to make them work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into school with an intended major. Gonzaga has limited options for majors. It is difficult to graduate in 4 years unless you know what you want to do and can stick to your plan.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Gonzaga is a great school. Classes are kept small and professors are available outside of class to help with understanding and homework. There is definitely a close knit social environment also, you will get to know a lot of people very quickly.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students who are looking into Gonzaga University, make sure you look around before you make your decision. Visiting the campus is very important because it helps you to decide if the campus community is what you are looking for.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Gonzaga University on the fact that it is welcoming to those who need help to attend higher education. The university is nice because the class sizes are small, which allows for a nice teacher-student connection during the class. Finally, Gonzaga is nice because it upholds the values that they set forth for every student.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CAMPO (campus police) as we lovingly call them are wonderful. They will pick you up and drive you anywhere if it's late, they respond very quickly, and are ALWAYS around.

    Greek Life

    Non existent thankfully. Takes the pretentious, binge drinking, jerk factor out of college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everything and they're all active. It's not just an activity you put down on a resume, clubs are super involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    For people who want to feel like they're a part of somethig more while still maintining their individuality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tent city. We camp out (in snow and rain) for days before basketball games. It's insanity and it's fun.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pricey, but worth it. The experience you will have at GU is pretty much priceless.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games! Nothing like feeling school spirit in the Kennel and getting on ESPN. Plenty of hiking trials close to campus, snowboarding/skiing, lakes in nearby Idaho, concerts in downtown, not to mention the university's clubs and organizations have an event literally everyday, so being bored isn't really an option.

    Food and Dining

    It honestly isn't as bad as other schools, and it can be quite delicious other days. There are plenty of options and coffee shops on campus that all accept the meal plan as a form of payment.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, Safe, and social. I love dorm life. I live in a themed dorm that integrates service and leadership, this way my RA plans different activities relative to our floor's theme. I've made really great friends and have had wonderful experiences through dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes honestly depend on your major. My courses are difficult, but I love my professors so much that it makes the work worth it, even enjoyable. Once you study what your passionate about, it no longer becomes work. Even the general ed classes are usable, but they can be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    GPA isn't everything, Gonzaga values the whole person. Show your passion, be genuine, and simply be yourself. That's the kind of student we look for.

    In three sentences

    I couldn't be luckier, Gonzaga University has been the best experience of my lifetime. It challenges me academically, socially, and spiritually yet I feel completely at home. Community is a word that a lot of universities toss around, but at GU it is such a massive part of the school and you can really feel the sense of community here.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can walk anywhere on campus and feel safe. CAMPO will go anywhere to pick up a person if they feel like they cannot walk home themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the basketballs are called tenting games. People stand outside with twitter up on their phones and wait for a tweet telling them where to get in line for a tent number. After that each group sets up their tent and spends the night outside before the big game.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is a private school and costs much more than other public colleges but it is well worth it. The experiences are great and the education is not something you can find somewhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to get involved in on campus including sports, retreats and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to eat on campus if a student doesn't want to eat at the campus cog. There is even a Jimmy John's right next to campus that delivers straight to a person's dorm! It's fabulous.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Crimont and I absolutely love the dorm life at Gonzaga. They put me with a perfect roommate and the people I live around have become some of my best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Gonzaga classes challenges each one of it's students but every professor cares about their students and tries to help as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and be open to meeting many new people from different backgrounds.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is a University where a person can be surrounded by welcoming happy people. It is a place that feels like home in no time and gives a person so many amazing opportunities. Gonzaga becomes a person's family.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's an open campus and you will often see random people walking around, however our campus security is always around and is very helpful.

    Greek Life

    Sadly, there is no greek life. You can still have plenty of fun, however, without sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports is huge, there are also plenty of clubs that are easy to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to be a part of something, be involved and feel a belonging to a school. Once you are a Zag, you are a Zag for life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tenting is a huge traditions where you run to get a tenting spot, then camp out for a basketball game.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is incredibly expensive. Although I know I am going to be in debt, the experience is 100% worth it.

    What to do for fun

    At Gonzaga everyone is involved in sports. Almost every single person is a part of an intramural team, and going to the basketball games is one of the most fun experiences you will ever have.

    Food and Dining

    The Cog is the dining hall, and it is not great. But there is a couple other places to eat on campus and it's not bad.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms; there is great bonding, and every dorm has a different personality; there's the party dorm, the classy dorm, the outdoors dorm, so there's a lot of options.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, it can be a very tough school. Being a business major isn't too difficult but anything beyond that is going to be a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on being a well-rounded person. You can't only be a good student, but get involved in leadership, sports, and volunteering.

    In three sentences

    I would give Gonzaga a 10. For me, it's perfect in every way and exactly what I was going for. It has everything: prestige, good academics, amazing athletics, and is the perfect size.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just as at any other college campus, stick with a buddy!

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life! But there are themed houses, club houses, and athletic houses ( i.e. baseball house, crew house, etc. )

    What to do for fun

    There are SO many clubs on campus to get involved in and intramural and club sports. Also if you don't love basketball, you will learn to love it here. Try to go to as many as you can! They are almost one of the best things about GU.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better and healthier.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of the dorms are old and not the greatest facilities, however, they all seem to create family like communities and it's possible to create friends in any dorm you live in.

    Academic Rigor

    There are tough professors but they try their best to help you succeed for the most part. They will not hold your hand, it has to be on your time and your responsibility to seek their help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always always always try your hardest in classes and meet all of your professors!! Do not procrastinate. Join clubs, stay active (it's cold!!) and leave the Saint Mary's College sweatshirt at home!

    In three sentences

    This school is a great place if you're searching for a relatively small but close community. Everyone simply puts their North Face jackets on and gets what they need to done and everyone is very friendly and full of school spirit. GU is a very academic and athletic community.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The neighborhood around Gonzaga is not the safest so it's important to be street smart when off campus. The campus itself is well staffed with security who are always willing to help you out.

    Greek Life

    Gonzaga only has professional fraternities and honor societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs at Gonzaga, each with it's own mission that also intertwines with the GU mission. The clubs are so diverse that there is something for everyone on campus. The intramurals are popular among students, GU Outdoors goes on many camping/hiking/skiing trips, the theater department puts on many levels of shows and GU hosts an abundance of cultural clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga is great for sporty people, religious people, those interested in social justice, business majors, special education majors, dance minors, people interested in giving back to the community, spirited people and people interest in art.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Welcome Night is one of my favorite memories of freshman year. It is a 30-year-old secret tradition that every freshman partakes in and it is incredible. You are bonded with your class and you are a Zag. Also, basketball games are HUGE and students huddle in the cold to get a ticket and then camp out in tents for good seats at the games. The Kennel (student section) is one of the most thrilling places to be.

    Bang for the buck

    The financial aid from Gonzaga is incredible so what you end up paying is well worth it for the Jesuit education and a diploma from Gonzaga. It's not cheap so you have to be willing to take many classes and take every opportunity the school affords you. You get basketball tickets for free which is something that the members of the Spokane community pay a lot for!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Leave your door open to meet new people, participate in freshman games and explore the club fair. Gonzaga can be the perfect school for so many types of people if you are willing to find your niche. Joining a club or a sports team increases your community and network.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't wonderful but it's there and it's food. People complain about the cafeteria but at the end of the day, you won't starve and when you move off campus, you will miss having a plate of food handed to you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Catherine-Monica is a great co-ed dorm for very social people while DeSmet and Welch are the two biggest male and female dorms respectively on campus. Additionally, service and leadership oriented people might like to live in themed living in Coughlin and outdoorsy people might like to live in Marion. Go for the traditional dormitory style freshman year to maximize social experience of bonding and making friends. There are even smaller single-sex dorms on campus too for a closer knit group. The dorms are reasonably sized and include a bed, desk, drawers, and a closet for each person.

    Academic Rigor

    What you take away from your classes depends on what you put into it. The professors will teach you to think critically which is by no means easy but ultimately, so beneficial. The education you can receive from this school is incredible if you're willing to put in the effort. People, professors and experiences will change how you view the world and what part you want to play in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to GEL weekend to get a taste of what living at Gonzaga is like! Take a tour (or more than one) and spend a night at GU no matter what. Read the newspaper to get students' views on what's going on at the school and look at the bulletin boards to see events coming up. Walk around campus and imagine what it would be like for you to live here.

    In three sentences

    When you step foot on the campus, you become a Zag and that never changes. People stop you on the street to tell you congrats on being a Zag and regardless of your interests, you will feel the school spirit in you. The professors are incredible human beings who will teach you everything you're willing to learn from them.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campo monitors campus pretty closely. I don't ever feel scared walking alone, but on weekends late at night it's not a good idea. The neighborhood surrounding Gonzaga is not the safest, so travel in packs. Especially if you're a girl.

    Greek Life

    None!

    Clubs and Activities

    Like most schools, lots of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're religious, it's good. A lot of people come here for the Jesuit education. If you like sports, it's awesome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Camping out for basketball games! We're #1 in the nation right now, so basketball is HUGE. Winning an intramural shirt. Late night Spikes, or Iggys (on campus food places).

    Bang for the buck

    I'm naturally a frugal person, so paying for a private school has kind of been hard for me. I'm just not personally convinced it's worth what I'm paying. I do love small classes, and I like most of my professors, but like my living situation is funky and the food is meh, so. It IS a lot of money, and for me it's hard to convince myself it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Spokane is cool, you can go downtown along the river pretty easy. There's some hiking spots around. There's a rock wall downtown, an ice skating rink downtown... seeing a movie, going shopping. On the weekends there's always parties, so if you want to go out that's always an option.

    Food and Dining

    COG is our dining hall, very repetitive, but some people like it. It's nice to have a lot of other restaurants on campus too! You can use your flex there, and there's also on campus pizza delivery.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends on your dorm. I got a less desirable dorm, especially for freshmen, and it was very segregated and hard to build a community in. The obvious choices for freshman are CM (crazy party freshman dorm), Madonna (mix of frosh/soph, still social I believe), or Coughlin (each floor is themed, but people there are nice and have built a solid community). Suites aren't as social. Welch and Desmet are also good choices, both single gender dorms but in the heart of campus. Those are the dorms that I've heard to have the best communities. Save the suite style living for sophomore year if you want it, totally worth sharing a bathroom with everyone if it means you have a stronger community.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major, but none of my classes have been killer. If you do your work, you will be okay. I definitely have a lot of homework (depending on the night) and work in the library a lot, but this is what I expected out of a college education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look at all aspects of the school! It is a very sports-heavy school, and there are a lot of prerequisites because of the Jesuit education. Look at the type of students that attend GU. Be prepared to go to basketball games, and also know the basketball players are super well-know and a little like celebrities. Also, apply early for housing! You don't want to get a bad dorm.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is about the Jesuit education, has a lot of focus on the basketball team, and students are proud to be a Zag.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Responsive but not located in the best of neighborhoods.

    Greek Life

    No greek life but plenty of parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is club for everything.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball. Basketball. Basketball.

    Food and Dining

    Get used to making your own food if you want good food.

    Dorm Life

    There is a dorm for everyone here.

    Academic Rigor

    Some areas are harder than others. I am studying mathematics and computer science so it will be a tougher level of rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of school work but make sure to enjoy the time you have free.

    In three sentences

    A lot of fun. There is something for everyone. Don't get used to seeing the sun too much.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The COG is awful. Enough said.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Roncalli my first year and loved it. The dorm itself was a little ugly and dirty, but I had an awesome experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are fairly difficult, but if you like a challenge it's definitely a good choice and the professors are great.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is the best college out there. If you like a college where you can know plenty of people yet have your own space at the same time it's the college for you. My favorite part of the university is the awesome community aspect.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always within reach and is aways around if you need them.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports, drama, outdoor education club, music, and dance. There are tons of activities and clubs to participate in and it is a great way to meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for All types, who are serious about their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basketball games are always packed, even though im kindof biased being a volleyball player.

    What to do for fun

    playing sports are aways an option. Intramural sports are a great option for fun.

    Food and Dining

    not going to lie the COG cafeteria food gets old, it isn't bad but its not the same as a home cooked meal. but you are given flex dollars that allow you to get food from different food services on campus like SPIKES.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in coughlin and it was like a hotel. Very clean and great environment. They have a great variety of dorms, some are more crazy than others, its all about what you want to live with.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not an Ivey league but it is very challenging, but there are tons of options for academic help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour and ask students around about what they think about the school.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school, with great academics. And a great student teacher ratio that allows students to get direct help from teachers. It is small and promotes a great community.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I received various emails throughout my years there about actual or potential criminal activity on or near campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious, committed, engaged with school life and also for online students.

    Bang for the buck

    The education obtained by Gonzaga was pricey. However, it was worth it. I have had no shortage of job offers.

    What to do for fun

    The campus area is beautiful and near the river.

    Food and Dining

    As an online student I did not experience food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    As an online student I did not experience dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The work was hard and challenging, but now overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete the online library orientation program. It is very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga University's MSN online degree is a well planned, challenging and engaging program. The instructors are actively involved in educating and give helpful and timely feedback. Ignatian principles are taught and practiced.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attending basketball games is one of the most fun things to do on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Right now, there is a transitional food and dining facility that is being used until the new University Center is complete.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is totally dependent on which dorm you live! There is a definite difference between living in Marian and living in C/M.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but are manageable with studying and paying attention in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take the opportunity to get to know your professors and classmates, especially in your major classes. Get involved in a group or club on campus to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    At Gonzaga, the small class sizes allow the students to connect with professors. There is focus on social justice integrated into the core that helps the students grow. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus in clubs and organizations.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who learn best with one on one attention. You can always go to a professor's office hours and they are really open and helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I got a good scholarship from the school, I would say that your bang for the buck is great. I'm having a way better time at school than my friends who went to large public universities and are paying the same amount I am for their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school if your looking into Engineering and other STEM majors. It is a Jesuit Catholic school, so you will be around many religious people, but as a non-religious person, I've never felt pressured to become Catholic.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is an overall really great school. It has wonderful people and a great sense of community. Overall, the faculty are wonderful and very helpful.

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who are serious about school but love to be involved in campus life and community.

    Food and Dining

    The cookies are awesome. There are some busy times of day where you will definitely have to wait in line but you find the best times to go. There is a good variety of foods including vegetarian and gluten free options at every meal.

    Dorm Life

    Because there isn't any greek life GU works really hard to create a strong sense of community living within the dorms. There is constant activity and each dorm has a personality type that makes it pretty easy to find a place to fit in.

    Academic Rigor

    There is no denying that you will have to work hard to get through and you will definantly have to spend some time in the library. But professors are always within arm reach. With classes sizes usually around 20, it makes it a lot harder to slack off when the professor knows your name.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Spokane has a lot of extra-curricular options ranging from outdoor activities to artistic and cultural events. There are a ton of wonderful restaurants and tons of community events.

    Food and Dining

    A new dining facility was just completed last summer and Gonzaga is in the process of beginning construction on a new student center which will have even more great options.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen have a wide variety of options as far as on-campus living and the dorm's are more than just a place to live. The housing and residence life department works extremely hard to foster communities within each dorm as well as across campus through events like Freshman games and an incredible orientation weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs at Gonzaga are extremely rigorous and will prepare you for whatever field you go into. The schools of engineering, business, and education are extremely rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, go to GEL Weekend, meet professors, go to a basketball game, learn about the many programs, come to Gonzaga!

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga University is an amazing center for higher learning. The Jesuit, liberal arts education is focused on developing future leaders in a holistic manner; building mind, body, and spirit. GO ZAGS!

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard of theft at the dorms.

    Greek Life

    Have not experienced this.

    Clubs and Activities

    Have not experienced this yet.

    Great for these types of students

    I never really felt like I fit in at high school. Here I feel like I do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Kennel

    Bang for the buck

    Gift cards can be used on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Sports. It is easy to stay active.

    Food and Dining

    Great options.

    Dorm Life

    The did an excellent job matching me up with my dorm mate. We couldn't be more a like,

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are rigorous but the small class sizes and support makes it very manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to visit. The minute I walked on campus for my tour, I new this was were I was meant to be.

    In three sentences

    I have never felt more comfortable in my life. Gonzaga makes me feel at home and free to be me.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Gonzaga has great security that is always there to help.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities at Gonzaga.

    Clubs and Activities

    All of the clubs and activities that I am a part of or have heard of sound awesome. Everyone that participates are so enthusiastic and have a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga is for you if you like a smaller school. It isn't so small that you get bored though. The students here are down to earth and ready to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best tradition at Gonzaga is Zombie Nation that we do every time before each basketball game starts.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonzaga is definitely a more expensive university, but it is worth it. The education is amazing and the school is beautiful. I have loved every second at Gonzaga. My professors are very friendly and the staff is very helpful. Being at Gonzaga makes you feel like you're apart of a big family.

    What to do for fun

    I love to hangout with friends in the dorm. We watch tv, play games and simply spend time in our rooms. Another fun thing to do is explore Spokane. There are a lot of interesting places to visit and things to do, as long as you take advantage of the opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Our old dining hall was recently torn down and now we have a temporary one until the new building is done. I don't like the food as much as I would like to. We need more options and varieties.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing because it allows for the perfect opportunity for students to get to know their peers. The RA's are really friendly and always willing to help/talk.

    Academic Rigor

    At any school, you will have some classes that are difficult and some that are fairly easy. I have only been at Gonzaga for a semester but have found that it isn't too difficult so far. I have had some more challenging classes, but as long as you're on top of you're work, you can manage the work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gonzaga isn't a school that someone should go to if they plan on just messing around. Students and professors at Gonzaga take education very seriously. Just know that if you go here, you will feel welcomed and will always be able to get help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga University is an incredible school with an amazing education. The campus is the perfect size and makes me feel at home every single day. Also, the staff and all of my peers have been wonderful and are making my experience one to remember.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Spokane is a great city. It is a 5 minute walk dowtown.

    Food and Dining

    Not great, but its college so who cares

    Dorm Life

    The friendships you build will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very difficult, but the professors are incredibly helpdul.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to find a passion for helping others and service, come to Gonzaga.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic community that cares about the happiness of yourself that translates to the happiness of others. Jesuit education at its finest.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of Spokies wandering around and across campus....huge homeless population for some reason. There was a big story in the news about some students defending themselves from a robber with their LEGAL guns, and they lost their guns cause they aren't allowed on campus. I don't know how that all worked out, but it is a beautiful campus surrounded by pretty seedy neighborhood.

    Greek Life

    Not really that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Serious, well-to-do, mostly Catholic/Jesuit

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Camping out to get Basketball tickets!

    Bang for the buck

    REally, really really expensive, but they give good scholarships based on your GPA and SAT's in high school. Pretty difficult to get into if you are an average kid.

    What to do for fun

    It's cold here all late fall, winter and spring, so if you like cold weather stuff, it's great. Good outdoor program that does alot of fun trips. Shopping is like going back to the 80's (fashion) and pretty sad for healthy food (no Market of Choice,etc)Riverside Park is awesome and a great place to walk or ride bikes or jog.Concerts come to town fairly often.

    Food and Dining

    Meh.

    Dorm Life

    Hate it!! Marian is a couple of blocks from campus so plan on walking alot or driving. The traffic is HORRIBLE and you have to cross a busy street. Despite the Catholic-ness, there still is plenty of partying. The on campus dorms are ok, lots of choices. It just sucks to live in a closet sized room with a stranger.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of Law, Engineering students. Low student to prof ratio, so there is lots of individual help and attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like the frigid north alot, cause it's frigid and north.

    In three sentences

    Very beautiful, very Catholic, very expensive.Very nice profs, staff. They want you to do well here.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus feels safe during the day, but at night can feel a little sketchy.

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive but I do feel it will be worth it in the end.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Spokane is about a 15-20 minute walk from campus if you want to go see a movie or walk around the stores. Starting Friday, they also have a shuttle bus that runs every hour to and from the downtown area. If you want discounted events, check out the front desk in Crosby.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is mediocre but the other food options on campus make it worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is also happening. Leave your door open if you want to meet more people. CM is the party dorm, and the Coughlin dorm is like a hotel.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said above, the classes are a bit more difficult than most, but the professors are very nice and accommodating to help out when you ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus during the months of January, February, or March. If you love the campus then, you will love it most of the time. Those months are the gloomy months and can bring down moods if you come from a place with warmer weather like I did.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is a very beautiful school with lots of school spirit. It has definite four seasons which can be very nice to experience. The classes are difficult than most classes at other schools but you definitely learn a lot.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Dinning hall looks good. When I visited the food smelled good and my student guide had only good things to say.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems good. When I went everyone seemed happy and the buildings looked wonderful! I wish I could have gone in one of the dorms or on campus houses.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems like a good school. Never attended but my tour made it seem to a quality institution.

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students' cars have been burglarized/stolen, and once a student got jumped. It's not the safest campus..

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Usually a fair amount of activities; however, campus does die down a bit during the winter months.

    Great for these types of students

    Gonzaga has a tight-knit community and can feel similar to high school. It's a great school for outgoing students. Not for a student who wants to remain anonymous on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a member of The Kennel Club and go to as many basketball games as possible.You won't have as much free time during your remaining years as you do during your freshman year. The games are crazy! There is so much school spirit, you'll be captivated.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoyed the BARC's food selection, I thought for college food it was pretty high class food. It really depends on your perspective/pickiness.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life depends on where you live, definitely try to get in a residence hall within the Limerick Block. Madonna, CM, and Coughlin are the largest and main residence halls for freshman, they'll have the more activities/events than the smaller dorms. That said, if you're shy or prefer a quieter dorm, opt for Crimont, Alliance, Lincoln, Cushing or Dillion. They're usually less social.

    Academic Rigor

    Most courses are challenging, relevant, and have go in depth. Professors are competent and friendly, they maintain regular office hours for students who have questions or who would like to chat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Academic advisors set up your freshman schedule first semester, so you could end up with some easy classes. If so, don't underestimate the second semester of your freshman year. I found my intended easy classes, to be more challenging than I expected.

    In three sentences

    Gonzaga is academically rigorous, community orientated, and full of basketball fanatics. Students genuinely care about one another. As a freshman, you'll be welcomed into the Zag family and you will be supported by one another throughout your four years together and life hereafter.