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Gonzaga Admission Requirements

Spokane, Washington

Chances of getting into Gonzaga University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.6%
Admission Difficulty for Gonzaga University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Gonzaga and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,513 out of 8,402 applicants were admitted making Gonzaga a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Gonzaga University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Gonzaga SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Gonzaga University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Gonzaga University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Gonzaga University?

Gonzaga University typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gonzaga University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >77%
1270 to 1350 Avg + 66%-77%
1190 to 1270 Avg - 53%-66%
1110 to 1190 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1110 Low <40%
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Gonzaga ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Gonzaga University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Gonzaga University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Gonzaga?

Admission data indicates that Gonzaga regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gonzaga University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gonzaga University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >79%
27 to 30 Avg + 66%-79%
25 to 27 Avg - 56%-66%
23 to 25 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 23 Low <45%
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Gonzaga GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.73
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Gonzaga University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gonzaga University was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Gonzaga accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Gonzaga University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 18% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

68% of Gonzaga University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Gonzaga University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 39%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Gonzaga University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,629 3,770 8,402
Accepted 2,988 2,523 5,513
Acceptance Rate 65% 67% 66%
Enrolled 638 557 1,196
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gonzaga University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Gonzaga University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gonzaga University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
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Seattle University

Seattle, Washington

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University of Portland

Portland, Oregon

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

FAQs

Does Gonzaga University prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to Gonzaga. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Gonzaga University?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Gonzaga. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Gonzaga University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1350. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Gonzaga University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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