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Gonzaga University Overview

Gonzaga University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Spokane, Washington. The city atmosphere of Spokane makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Gonzaga University Known For?

1,441 Undergraduate Awards
$41,725 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Gonzaga have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Gonzaga is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga makes roughly $56,100 a year. This is 38% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Gonzaga University Rankings

We have ranked Gonzaga as #335 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 41 colleges in Washington, it is ranked at #5.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gonzaga.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Gonzaga has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#49 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#51 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#84 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Gonzaga University?

Location of Gonzaga University

Contact details for Gonzaga are given below.

Contact Details
Address: E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258-0001
Phone: 509-328-4220
Website: https://www.gonzaga.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GonzagaUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gonzagau

How Do I Get Into Gonzaga?

You can apply to Gonzaga online at: https://www.gonzaga.edu/admission/

Admission Requirements for Gonzaga

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gonzaga?

65% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
67% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 65%, Gonzaga does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to Gonzaga submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 590 to 670 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 590 to 680 )
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800
Gonzaga received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 32. Math scores were between 25 and 29. Composite scores were between 26 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 25 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 25 to 29 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 26 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Gonzaga University?

$41,725 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gonzaga is $41,725. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gonzaga, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,327 a year. That adds up to $33,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gonzaga is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Gonzaga University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,123 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,211 undergraduate students at Gonzaga, with 5,123 being full-time and 88 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Gonzaga

There are also 2,326 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,123 full-time undergraduates at Gonzaga, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Gonzaga

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gonzaga University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Gonzaga Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 296
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 551
White 3,602
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 543

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Gonzaga University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at Gonzaga. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Gonzaga University

2,226 Took All Classes Online
2,226 Took At Least One Class Online
24.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,226 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gonzaga has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Gonzaga

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gonzaga University was 24.2%. This is the #805 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gonzaga regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Gonzaga majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
General Business/Commerce 12%
Health Professions 5%
Nursing 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Gonzaga ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Gonzaga.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication & Journalism (Other) #4
Industrial Engineering #7
Engineering #24
Health & Physical Education #28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #30
Communication & Journalism #37
Theological & Ministerial Studies #45
Theology & Religious Vocations #67
Nursing #143
Business Administration & Management #222
Health Professions #246
Business, Management & Marketing #281

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Gonzaga University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 318 67 0 385
Nursing 79 168 49 296
Business Administration & Management 0 145 15 160
Accounting 82 32 0 114
Law 0 0 108 108
General Psychology 107 0 0 107
Mechanical Engineering 84 0 0 84
General Biology 82 0 0 82
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 68 0 68
Taxation 0 57 0 57
Student Counseling 0 56 0 56
Sociology 56 0 0 56
Computer Science 51 0 0 51
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 49 0 0 49
Civil Engineering 45 0 0 45
Educational Administration 0 42 0 42
Economics 41 0 0 41
Political Science & Government 41 0 0 41
Public Relations & Advertising 39 0 0 39
Health & Physical Education 0 36 0 36
General Education 0 32 0 32
Communication & Media Studies 31 0 0 31
General English Literature 31 0 0 31
Natural Resources Conservation 31 0 0 31
Electrical Engineering 28 0 0 28
Journalism 26 0 0 26
Special Education 15 11 0 26
History 26 0 0 26
Mathematics 22 0 0 22
Criminology 22 0 0 22
Other Education 21 0 0 21
International Relations & National Security 18 0 0 18
Romance Languages 17 0 0 17
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 15 0 0 15
General Engineering 15 0 0 15
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 14 0 14
Teaching English or French 0 12 0 12
Philosophy 9 1 0 10
Industrial Engineering 0 7 0 7
Area Studies 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 6 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 6
Religious Studies 5 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 0 2
Mathematics & Computer Science 2 0 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 1
Dance 1 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 1,441 748 172 2,361

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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