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Gonzaga University
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  • 4 Year
  • SPOKANE, WA

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

E 502 BOONE AVE
SPOKANE, WA 99258
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
From Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a mid-sized Catholic, Jesuit university in the Pacific Northwest ranked amongst the top 80 universities in the country (US News & World Report 2021). Our community includes around 5,000 undergraduate students from across the country and the world representing over 35 faiths. We offer 49 majors, 58 minors and 49 concentrations in five undergraduate schools: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, and Nursing & Human Physiology.

With an average class size of 23, students interact closely with Gonzaga’s faculty, who are ranked 13th in the nation for teaching. GU’s academic environment encourages critical thinking and learning by doing, including through academic research, real-world design projects, and internships.

Gonzaga is located in Spokane, the second largest city in Washington. Students have easy access to urban amenities while also enjoying amazing opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.

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Gonzaga University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
December 1
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1160-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,880 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,983 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 62 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 74 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 74 responses

Majors

Make Gonzaga Affordable

98% of students receive some form of merit or need based aid, and the average institutional aid package is over $26,000/year. All first-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships between $14,000 and $25,000 per year. Students will find out their merit scholarship decision at the same time as their admission decision, and need-based aid decisions will be sent soon thereafter.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,886 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
108
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Motivated and friendly
    78%
  • Dedicated
    10%
  • Intelligent and snobby
    6%
  • Fin
    2%
  • Nonchalant
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 64 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Community
    42%
  • Basketball
    26%
  • Go zags
    21%
  • Expensive
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 41 responses

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