Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

#171 National Colleges

61.7% Admission Rate
Not Very Selective

5,128 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Doctoral/Professional Universities
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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Gonzaga University (GU) () is a private Jesuit university in Spokane, Washington. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1887 by Joseph Cataldo, an Italian-born priest and Jesuit missionary, the university is named for the young Jesuit saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The campus houses 105 buildings on 152 acres (62 ha) of grassland alongside the Spokane River, in a residential setting a half-mile (800 m) from downtown Spokane.

The university grants bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its college and six schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law, School of Nursing & Human Physiology, and the School of Leadership Studies.

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Spokane, Washington

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City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)

Far West (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 28.4%
Engineering 13.3%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 11.3%
Social Sciences 9.9%
Psychology 7.1%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6.6%
Health Professions And Related Programs 6.1%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4.0%
Education 3.0%
English Language And Literature/Letters 2.1%
History 1.9%
Natural Resources And Conservation 1.9%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.5%
Visual And Performing Arts 0.7%
Physical Sciences 0.6%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.5%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.5%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.5%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0.2%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.1%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1288 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 690 645 600
Verbal 670 635 600

ACT Scores

28 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 29 27 25
English 33 29 25