Gustavus Adolphus College Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about Gustavus Adolphus College? Why?


The worst thing at this school is that living off campus is difficult to do because the college only allows a certain number of people to do so; however, it's not too bad because the dorms on campus are pretty great and everyone gets a room!


The cost. It is a very expensive school and I think that not everyone gets the opportunity to come here to stay here because of the expenses. I know many people who have either the left the school or are debating on leaving because of how expensive it is.


There are very few negative things I would say about my school. But if I have to choose I would say the weather. Yes I know it is Minnesota, but I wish there were tunnels that could be used by students during the winter.


The worst thing about my school is that there are only about 2,500 students. While it makes for more interactive learning in the classroom, it is still the worst thing because everyone knows everyone. It is a lot like high school in the sense that everybody's business gets around through gossip very fast and very easily. Sometimes I wish I could be more anonymous.


The diversity level at Gustavus Adolphus College is not very high. We have a great diversity center for all students as well as a great staff to assist with any problems. The college can work on trying to diversify the college community as well as providing more resources for those who need it.


Growing up in the cities I knew people from a large pool of racial backgrounds. I came to feel that the more diversity you had in your environment the better. If your only expose yourself to the viewpoints of those who come from a relatively similar living situation as yourself you tend to cultivate very similar ways of thinking. I feel that free thinking can flourish only under diverse settings and you can find some truly interesting ideas in those circumstances. Unfortunately Gustavus is lacking on the diversity side of things. Although not cookie cutter similar students are close.


They charge us to print things, and we have to print a lot of articles for classes.


Most students drink to get drunk, not just socially. It's scary when you first come on campus and you didn't realize how crazy school can be. It's very hard to balance work with the amount of alcohol you're almost required to consume to fit in on campus.


There are always so many things going on around campus! I try to stick to my studies, but I am easily distracted.


It can be cliq-ey and people aren't always open to making new friends, especially sophomore and junior year.