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Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

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Gonzaga University overview
Location Spokane, Washington
Online gonzaga.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Gonzaga University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Gonzaga University, founded in 1887 as a Jesuit institution, stands in Spokane, Washington, approximately 280 miles east of Seattle. Characterized by its picturesque campus with Mission Revival architecture, Gonzaga offers a suburban setting conducive to its educational environment. The university provides a comprehensive spectrum of undergraduate programs, with a distinctive emphasis on liberal arts education. Business Administration, Engineering, and Biology are among the popular majors, reflecting the university's robust academic profile. Gonzaga's application process is moderately selective, aiming to enroll students who demonstrate strong academic potential and personal achievement. The campus accommodates students with a variety of housing options, including residence halls and university-owned apartments. While Gonzaga University is traditionally not a major powerhouse in athletics, its men's basketball team has gained prominence, competing as the Bulldogs in the NCAA Division I.

In the most recent statistical year 9,887 prospective students applied, and 6,895 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,217 enrolled in the school.  6,637 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 616 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,800 plus fees of $935. Gonzaga is ranked 157 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Gonzaga is rated within the top 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Gonzaga University overview
SAT 1210/1410
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.67

Applications Accepted

Gonzaga University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Gonzaga University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,278
Other Fees$935
Room and Board $13,794
Budget for Other Expenses$3,900
Total One Year Cost$69,707

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$61,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

83% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Gonzaga University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Social Sciences 12%
Engineering 9%
Communication 7%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235316 IPEDS survey data for Gonzaga University.

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