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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Gonzaga has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for Gonzaga are given below.
|Address:||E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258-0001|
How Do I Get Into Gonzaga?
You can apply to Gonzaga online at: https://www.gonzaga.edu/admission/
Admission Requirements for Gonzaga
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Gonzaga?
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.
Can I Afford Gonzaga University?
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
There are also 2,326 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,123 full-time undergraduates at Gonzaga, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gonzaga University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||59|
|Hispanic or Latino||551|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gonzaga has changed over the last few years.
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%|
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|
|Health & Physical Education||#28|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#30|
|Communication & Journalism||#37|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#45|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#67|
|Business Administration & Management||#222|
|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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Gregg M. Erickson under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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