Justin Gunsallus: H2P

College Bound Q&A

Justin Gunsallus


BluePrint: What college were you accepted into?

Gunsallus: I was accepted at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

BluePrint: How many colleges did you apply to?

Gunsallus: 3; UPJ, PSU at Altoona, and IUP.

BluePrint: What made you apply to this specific college?

Gunsallus: I was on the college hunt and visiting multiple colleges along with everyone else. Then when I visited UPJ I loved what they had to offer and it fit everything I needed in a college.

BluePrint: What are you planning on majoring in?

Gunsallus: I want to master as an Anesthetist nurse, or CRNA.

BluePrint: What made you choose this specific major?

Gunsallus: I’ve always wanted to help people. I knew I wanted to join the medical field, but I had trouble narrowing down a specific major. CRNA just seemed to be the best fit for me. It’s challenging and I get to help people.

BluePrint: What do you think will be some of the major differences between college and high school?

Gunsallus: I think the biggest difference will be how independent I’ll have to become. When you move to college, you become responsible for everything you do (aka studying and living in general). College will be more demanding and require more studying.

BluePrint: What are your feelings on moving on from Bellwood-Antis High School?

Gunsallus: I have mixed feelings on leaving Bellwood-Antis. I’m sad at the fact this part of my life that I’ve worked so hard at will be over; it’s a strange feelings being done with this form of school after 13 years. I’m also saddened by the thought of leaving all of my friends. Other than that, I’m excited to move on to new things and the experiences that come with college and adulthood.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, UPJ, is a division of the University of Pittsburgh. It is the largest of the Pitt branch campuses and has around 3,000 students. With 100+ organizations and clubs, the Mountain cats are proud participants of the NCAA Division II and have a 17:1 student to professor ratio; a great advantage for someone looking to attend a smaller campus, with big university connections.