Gustavus Adolphus College Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


Before coming to this school, I didn't know a lot about the world around me. I was stuck in my own little world. I would challenge prospective students to explore and do research about life outside of their comfort zone. I am currently involved in multiple social justice organizations and activities, and I have loved the opportunity to learn new things every single day. I would challenge someone that is thinking of coming here to realize that Gustavus is a campus devoted to teaching and embracing all different ideas and cultures.


I wish I would have never wasted my time looking at other colleges. I knew from the moment I stepped on to the lovey campus, that there was no other school for me. I wish I knew how friendly the staff were before I looked at all those other colleges. I wish I knew that I should have found a way to audtion LIVE for the Jussi Bjorling scholarship because my tape was poor and I didn't witn the scholarship. I wish I would have known how NICELY I would fit in, how fast I would make new friends.


I wish I would have know how heavy the homework there would be. It is much larger than what I was expecting. It was a big change from my high school and took a while to adjust to.


The one thing that I wish I would have known before coming here would be about the work load. I'm sure that the transition between high school and all colleges comes as a shock to incoming freshman; it would have been nice to know right away what was expected of us.


I wish that i would had known about the history of this school and how it all got started.


Better idea of what I wanted to do. There are so many classes I want to take, but do not have time for.


I wish I had known that there are essentially two types of students here: those who don't need financial aid and don't seem to care about their studies and those who receive financial aid and scholarships and work extremely hard and have high accademic goals.


I wish I would have known how much work I was going to have to put into my academics. I know I could have done better during my first two years here, but I don't think my high school did a very good job of preparing me for an institution like this one.


having money makes life a lot easier


After visiting Gustavus, I felt good about the sense of community here. After actually attending the school, I've become much more aware of that community and how much it permeates throughout the college experience here. It's really great, and would have bumped Gustavus up to the top of my list, so I'm very glad I came here.