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Gonzaga University

  • Spokane, WA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 54%46%
    student ratio
  • 4,896
    total students
  • $36,040 | $36,040
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 68%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 605
    sat math
  • 596
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

A Community-Oriented, State-of-the-Art Campus Combines with the Vibrant Setting of Spokane to Offer Students Enrichment

Student life at Gonzaga University is rich, fulfilling, and fun, made so by a campus that is designed to meet the academic, technological, and recreational needs of students. Stellar on-campus housing options and a picturesque setting in the beautiful city of Spokane, Washington, round out the active campus life for students. All first- and second-year students are required to live on campus, a provision that creates a dynamic and vibrant campus life.

Gonzaga students are highly-involved, engaging in a wide range of activities and regularly creating and participating in a diverse assortment of student organizations, clubs, and interest groups. Among the many organizations and groups in which students may engage are academic honor societies, student awareness groups, cultural groups, arts and literature groups, religious groups, academic clubs, and a wide range of others that reflect the unique, distinctive personalities of a diverse student body.

Outside of the University's many clubs and groups, there is a long history of volunteerism among Gonzaga students as well as a variety of retreats and ministry opportunities. The Washington institution also features a large and diverse intramural sports program that is among the most popular activities on campus.

When seeking to get away from campus for a while, Gonzaga University students regularly visit the city of Spokane, a friendly, down-to-earth metropolitan area with a population of over 460,000. The downtown area is connected by a large skywalk system, and students can visit over 100 shops, restaurants, galleries, and a 20-screen AMC movie theatre. For outdoor enthusiasts, Spokane offers students a number of recreational options and features a 100-acre park on the Spokane River. Additionally, the 37-mile Centennial Trail borders the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus and easily facilitates various manners of outdoor exercise.

Other outdoor activities in which Gonzaga students regularly engage include hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, tubing, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Cultural events are also plentiful in Spokane, and students can enjoy ballet, opera, theatre, coffeehouse entertainment, galleries, concerts, and dance studios.

A Dedicated Faculty, Rich Curriculum, and History of Academic Excellence are Gonzaga's Calling Cards

Gonzaga University academics are built upon a humanistic philosophy that is nurtured and instilled in students via a challenging and supportive faculty. Students receive a strong liberal arts core regardless of their chosen major and may choose from five undergraduate schools that include the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, and Professional Studies.

An environmental studies major and Native American Studies and Environmental Science concentrations have recently been added to the university catalogue. Among the most popular programs at Gonzaga are business administration, biology, psychology, history, political science, broadcasting & electronic media studies, human physiology, nursing, engineering, and special education.

Regardless of a student's chosen major, a low student to faculty ratio (11:1) ensures that students receive the level of personal attention that is required in a true scholarly environment, and professors teach all classes at Gonzaga, including labs.

The University carries education beyond the Pacific Northwest as well, as over forty percent of Gonzaga students are engaged in study abroad programs, which offer a wonderful opportunity to combine service with studies in places like Zambia and Chile, as well as the University's own campus in Florence, Italy.

Internships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid Create Opportunity for Students

At Gonzaga University, administrators understand the need to disseminate information to students about the sometimes-complex issue of financial aid. With a variety of forms, deadlines, and red tape often associated with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid, financial aid counselors stand ready to assist students with questions and help them navigate the process.

Ninety-five percent of University students receive financial aid in some form. In addition to traditional financial aid packages, Gonzaga also offers a variety of merit-based scholarships. Students also regularly engage in work study, broad job opportunities or campus ?institutional work,? and internship programs to assist with their financial needs. Internships can simultaneously result in both credit hours and wages.

Gonzaga Graduates Enter the World Well-Educated and Well-Prepared

Gonzaga University enjoys an excellent nationwide reputation for academic success and continuously receives accolades, awards, and top rankings in various categories from a variety of publications. As a well-known university with a history of excellence, Gonzaga prepares its students for the world at large, and alumni regularly comment on the advantages they are afforded due to their Gonzaga degree.

The University takes the post-collegiate pursuits of its graduates very seriously and, to that end, maintains a highly-functional website called "ZagTrax" that assists students in creating a portfolio, locating appropriate employment opportunities, and applying for jobs quickly and easily.


Location & Contact

Gonzaga University

502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258

Ms.Julie McCulloh

Dean of Admission

Phone: 800-322-2584
Fax: 509-313-6572
Email: admissions@gonzaga.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,031
    • Accepted4,790
    • Acceptance Rate68%
    • Enrolled4,896
    • Female Applicants3,856
    • Females Accepted2,644
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants3,175
    • Males Accepted2,146
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3.2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.73
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 596 540 640
    • SAT Math 605 560 650
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 25 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,040
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,040
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$495.00
    • Room and board *$9,906.00
    • Room only *$5,366.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,896
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.5%
    • Black or African American1%
    • White or Caucasian72.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.55%
    • Asian3.82%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.45%
    • Two or more races5.7%
    • Unknown3.21%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.71% representing 21 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students51.1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 60%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Student Body Association, Kennel Club, Search, Circle K, Encore
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty738
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 4,849 students to 422 faculty


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