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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Gonzaga is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,106 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Gonzaga acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 87% of students, Gonzaga alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,100.
About Gonzaga University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258

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

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1180-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$34,085/ 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
$21,169/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,106Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
86
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Motivated and friendly
    79%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Intelligent and snobby
    6%
  • Fin
    2%
  • Nonchalant
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Community
    43%
  • Basketball
    27%
  • Go zags
    20%
  • Expensive
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
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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Gonzaga is amazing! It truly is a community where everyone is willing to help one another out, no matter the circumstance. It's almost unusual how nice and pleasant the environment is--there is not a time where someone does not hold a door open for you (and then you have to do that light jog because you are actually a lot further from the door than anticipated). The Spokane area is not the best, most activities are done on campus; Spokane is honestly a little crusty. If you're used to culture or seeing people of color in your community back home, Spokane will be a culture shock.
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Gonzaga is amazing. I thought I wanted parties and football and greek life, but I realized those things don't make me a good person. Gonzaga has so many clubs, organizations, and simply amazing people that have helped me become who I am. The class sizes are amazing, party scene is actually awesome and so fun, and I met my lifelong friends! Would recommend to anyone!
Gonzaga has strengths that set it apart from other universities such as intimate class sizes, a standard of academic excellence, a flourishing student life created by the “Zag” community, high quality facilities, and the many opportunities to get involved. The most valuable aspect though lies in the person I have become. I have been able to embody the development of my mind, body, and spirit. From my experience in the classroom to the Spokane community, I’ve rekindled my love of learning, become passionate for helping others, and now aspire to create positive change in the world. By the end of my time here, I will be fully equipped to, “go forth and set the world on fire.”
My first grievance is that the weather in Spokane is cold beyond my comfort. Next, I wish my academic counselors would help create a four-year course plan for more individualized guidance. Lastly, Gonzaga is mostly a white space. The admissions team should create a more equally represented student body.