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Gonzaga University, founded in 1887, is an independent, comprehensive university with a distinguished background in the Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic tradition. Gonzaga emphasizes the moral and ethical implications of learning, living, and working in today's global society. Through the University Core Curriculum, each student develops a strong liberal arts foundation, which many alumni cite as a most valuable asset. In addition, students specialize in any of more than 75 academic programs and majors. Gonzaga enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and law students.

Gonzaga's 131-acre campus combines the old and new: College Hall, the original administration building, and DeSmet Residence Hall with the modern architectural structures of the John J. Hemmingson Center, Foley Library, Hughes Life Sciences Building, Jundt Art Center and Museum, and the PACCAR Center for Applied Science. The campus is characterized by sprawling green lawns and majestic evergreen trees. Towering above the campus are the stately spires of St. Aloysius Church, the well-recognized landmark featured in the University logo.

Gonzaga encompasses five undergraduate schools: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, and Nursing and Human Physiology. The University offers the BA, BBA, BEd, BS, BSCE, BSCpE, BSCS, BSEE, BSEM, BSME, and BSN degrees.

Gonzaga offers several unique options for students. The Honors Program provides a rigorous liberal arts curriculum for intellectually curious students who thrive in a competitive academic environment. Business leaders mentor the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program students, and internships are an integral part of the program. The award-winning Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (GAMP) connects current students and recent graduates with alumni in their professional areas of interest. Students in the Comprehensive Leadership Program take a leadership minor curriculum that may be combined with any major, and they participate in valuable, interactive leadership experiences. The Army ROTC unit prepares select women and men as leaders in service for their communities and their country. Gonzaga's nationally ranked debate team includes all skill levels. The Mock Trial Team competes nationally and involves students majoring in many different areas of study. Internships, research with faculty, and community service learning enhance class time while providing students first-hand experience.

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Overview

Applicants
8,400
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.78

GPA Breakdown

59%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
600 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
583 - 680
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
First Generation

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
813
with Terminal Degree
405

427
Men
386
Women
83
Minority
54
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • European Studies/Civilization.
  • Latin American Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Exercise Physiology.
  • Physiology, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, Other.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Italian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.


Students Say

Gonzaga University “has a strong Jesuit Catholic tradition and has sustained an environment of academic excellence.” By far, the two most commonly cited strengths are the basketball team and the “awesome community!” Gonzaga is a “close-knit community.” “At Gonzaga, we are one big family,” one student says. “Everyone is incredibly friendly,” and there’s “a great sense of school spirit and a family-like environment.” “Not to mention being able to cheer in one of the most intimidating basketball stadiums in the United States.” “It is a family here, and you really get to know your professors,” one student explains. “Everyone here is interconnected, and basketball is wonderful too! It’s a way we all come together.” Students also believe “the Jesuit mission of Gonzaga sets it apart from other schools.” Gonzaga “is a socially competent, caring institution” where you’ll “be constantly challenged to be your best, make lifelong relationships, and develop a critical understanding of the world around you.” The professors get mixed reviews: “It is about a 50 percent chance of getting a good professor.” “Professors are good in general, but adjunct faculty is typically hired at the last minute and not good,” one student explains. “Many of the professors for the core requirements are very religious and not especially open to new ideas.” “Gonzaga tries to get students to think about the world in a holistic way—understanding how everything is interrelated—and finding our purpose in that.” Students think the “registration processes” and “cafeteria food” could “use some improvement,” and “because Gonzaga is a smaller school, it is at times difficult to arrange your schedule due to limited availability of classes and time constraints.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Stockton
Former NBA player for Utah Jazz

Bing Crosby
Entertainer

Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D.
Joint staff surgeon at the Pentagon; Chief Medical Adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Tom Foley
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Carl Maxey
Civil Rights Leader; 1950 NCAA Boxing Champion

Christine Gregoire
Former Washington State Governer

Catherine Cortez Masto
First Latina and first woman from Nevada elected to the U.S. Senate

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,641

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,490

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,929

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,576

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,426

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,280
Required Fees
$860
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,158

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,605
Transportation for Commuters
$1,560

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,330
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,317
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

5.38%
Asian
1.30%
African-American
10.98%
Hispanic
71.57%
Caucasian
2.27%
Unknown
1.22%
International

53% female
47% male
52% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Although Gonzaga students stress the college’s tight-knit community, many feel that while “the university claims to be accepting of all beliefs, opinions, and lifestyles,” “in reality that’s just not the case.” “It is a community for sure, but really only if you’re white and upper middle class, and the Jesuit Catholic mission can sometimes be troublesome for those of us with liberal and non-mainstream Catholic beliefs,” explains one student. “Even feminism is kind of seen as taboo here.” Others insist that “everyone here seems to blend well together,” and “no matter your background, you are accepted here.” Students study “hard through the week” but have “a lot of fun on weekends.” Students describe themselves as “friendly, very open,” “mostly preppy,” “conventionally minded,” “well-mannered,” “religious,” and tending to come “from a good family.” Gonzaga has “a mostly Caucasian population,” and “diversity is a huge issue, and Gonzaga could definitely improve how it treats students of diverse backgrounds.” It should be no shock that “the typical student is a huge basketball fan” with “extreme school spirit.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Students at Gonzaga are “devoted equally to...academics and social life.” “People generally just want to socialize,” one student explains. “Everyone for the most part does do their work, but there is definitely an emphasis on developing relationships.” “The party scene is lively” at Gonzaga although students caution “we’re not that big of a party school.” During basketball season, Gonzaga basketball becomes “a way of life,” and “basketball games and waiting in line for tickets are the largest social experience on campus.” “Everyone goes to the basketball games. It’s practically required to graduate.” This leads some students to wish there was “less focus on men’s basketball.” Because the school is located in rainy Spokane, Washington, “the worst thing about Gonzaga is the weather, which the school can’t really do anything about.” Still, many students “stay active through sports” and enjoy the outdoors, “whether that’s skiing, hiking, rafting, climbing, wake boarding, or just soaking up some rays.” “People often snowboard at Mount Spokane, or if they are feeling adventurous, they drive the hour to Canada or hour to Montana.” At Gonzaga, students “read, Rage, Repent, Repeat. We wake up, work out, eat, and make memories.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Access

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jason Varnado

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Please visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/disabilityaccess to learn more about accommodations and documentation important for securing accommodations, if needed.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Please visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/disabilityaccess to learn more about accommodations and documentation important for securing accommodations, if needed.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
226
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

229% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Gonzaga University certainly feels a keen responsibility to help protect our environment for future generations. And, in an effort to prove just how committed it is to this cause, the university approved its first comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2013. Moreover, as a signatory of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Gonzaga has pledged to work towards climate neutrality. The school aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission by at least 20 percent by 2020 and 50 percent by 2035 (from 2009 levels). Ultimately, Gonzaga hopes to meet the impressive goal of attaining total climate neutrality by 2050. To help guarantee that said goal is reached, the university has decreed that all new campus construction will aim to meet LEED Silver certifications. Additionally, Gonzaga supports renewable energy by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equivalent to 20 percent of the school's total energy usage. These certificates are purchased through Avista's Buck-a-Block program. As one might expect, Gonzaga has also worked diligently to ensure that green practices are implemented with regards to landscaping and lawn care. To that end, the university has installed twenty-five new computerized irrigation controllers, allowing staff to remotely monitor and control the water output around campus based upon weather patterns. Moreover, Gonzaga participates in Spokane's "Clean Green" program. Through said program, GU composts over thirty-five tons of tree needles and leaves every year. Finally, with robust car sharing options and free bike rentals, Gonzaga makes it easy for students and faculty on the go to adopt green practices. In the fall of 2014, Gonzaga hired its first Director of Sustainability to help coordinate these campus sustainability efforts.

93/99
AASHE STARS® rating
BRONZE
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
9%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2018.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Verizon, Alcatel

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Visit Office
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions AD 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone
800-322-2584

Email
admissions@gonzaga.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
St Aloysius Cathedral
McCarthey Athletic Center
Jundt Art Museum
Bing Crosby Museum
John J. Hemmingson Center
Rare Books Room in the Foley Library The Gonzaga University Bookstore Stevens Indoor Tennis & Powers Golf Center Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Centennial Trail
University District
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort and Recreational Area
Riverfront Park
Greenbluff Orchards
Spokane Falls, Manito Park, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
800-322-2584

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.gozags.com/staffdir/gonz-staffdir.html

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
Based on availability

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Transportation to Gonzaga's campus is available from Spokane International Airport, as well as the train/bus depot via ride-sharing service such as Lyft or Uber, taxi, city buses, town car, or via hotel shuttle.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-90 Westbound/Eastbound: Take Exit 282 - Hamilton Street/Trent Street. Go straight through the light at the bottom of the exit ramp and continue North on Hamilton. Turn left on Boone Ave. (before Bruchi's and Froyo Earth). BARC Parking Garage is on your left. Visitor parking is available on the 3rd floor. If you are visiting campus as a prospective undergraduate student, please check in with the Office of Admission in College Hall 121. Head out of the northwest corner of the BARC and proceed west across Cincinnati St. You'll pass the Rosauer Center on your left and then cross Dakota St. Continue past Welch and DeSmet Halls. Enter College Hall behind the St. Ignatius statue and fountain on the west end of the building through the main wooden doors. Turn left into the main hallway. The Office of Admission will be the double glass doors down the hallway on the right in College Hall 121. NOTE: If you are visiting for a scheduled Preview Day, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email. From Downtown Spokane: Head north on Division St, which turns into Ruby St Turn right onto Sharp Ave. Turn right onto Cincinnati St. Turn left on Boone Ave. BARC Parking Garage is on your right. Visitor parking is available on the 3rd floor. If you are visiting campus as a prospective undergraduate student, please check in with the Admission Visit Office in College Hall 110. Head out of the northwest corner of the BARC and proceed west across Cincinnati St. You'll pass the Rosauer Center on your left and then across Dakota St. Continue past Welch and DeSmet Halls and enter College Hall behind the St. Ignatius statue and fountain on the west end of the building. Enter through the double doors and the Visit Office is the first office on your left. This is where visitors check in for campus visits. NOTE: If you are visiting for a scheduled Preview Day, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email.

Local Accommodations
The Davenport Hotel 10 South Post Street Spokane, WA 99201 www.davenporthotel.com 509-455-8888 800-899-1482 Fairfield Inn by Marriot 311 N Riverpoint Blvd. (509) 747-9131 www.fairfieldinn.com 10-minute walk to campus Complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, interior corridors Doubletree Hotel--Spokane City Center 322 N Spokane Falls Ct 509-455-9600 or 800-222-TREE www.doubletree.com 10 minute walk to campus Amenities include: Free airport shuttle, free local shuttle to and from Gonzaga, free parking Holiday Inn Express 801 N Division (509) 328-8505 www.ontherockexpress.com 5 minute walk to campus All rooms are non-smoking Complimentary parking, continental breakfast and afternoon beverages, interior corridors, on-site fitness and business centers Hotel Lusso 1 N Post (509) 747-9750 www.hotellusso.com Located in downtown Spokane, 15-minute walk to campus Complimentary airport shuttle service and valet parking, European breakfast and afternoon beverage service, health club affiliation,business center, Fugazzi's Restaurant located in hotel Mariana Stoltz Bed and Breakfast 427 E Indiana (509) 483-4316 (800) 978-6587 www.mariannastoltzhouse.com 5 minute walk to campus; local historic site Complimentary parking, home-cooked breakfast and afternoon beverage service, home-like atmosphere Oxford Suites 115 W North River Dr. (800) 774-1877 www.oxfordsuites.com 5 minute walk to campus Complimentary airport shuttle and parking,breakfast buffet and evening reception, indoor pool and spa; business center, 24 hr laundry service and gift shop; Free DSL; Tully's Espresso Bar Hotel RL 303 W. North River Drive (509) 326-8000 https://www.redlion.com/park-spokane 10-minute walk to campus Amenities include: Free shuttle to/from airport; indoor/outdoor pool; interior corridors; dining room and coffee shop


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