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Chances of getting into Gonzaga University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
73%
Admission Difficulty for Gonzaga University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Gonzaga and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Gonzaga is 73%.  It ranks #4 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Gonzaga is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,129 out of 8,409 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1160/1350 ACT 25/30). Gonzaga University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Gonzaga application fee is $50 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Gonzaga University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 71% of students submitted SAT scores and 48% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Gonzaga SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1160-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT 
71%
SAT Scores for Gonzaga University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1160
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 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Gonzaga University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. Gonzaga ranks #3 in Washington and #164 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >84%
1255 to 1350 Avg + 73%-84%
1160 to 1255 Avg - 59%-73%
1065 to 1160 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 1065 Low <43%
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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 24
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 #4 in Washington and #203 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gonzaga University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >85%
27 to 30 Avg + 73%-85%
25 to 27 Avg - 62%-73%
23 to 25 Reach 49%-62%
Less than 23 Low <49%
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Gonzaga GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.67
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Gonzaga University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Gonzaga. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gonzaga University was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ 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 73% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Gonzaga University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 44.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 32.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

75% 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 75%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Gonzaga University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,627 3,782 8,409
Accepted 3,316 2,813 6,129
Acceptance Rate 72% 74% 73%
Enrolled 546 506 1,052
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
311

Applicants have 311 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Gonzaga University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Gonzaga University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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

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?

73% 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 1160 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.