Gonzaga student Dane and honorary Zag, Claire would like to take you on a tour of Gonzaga's campus as they perform their original song 'Chicken Scratch'.
Earlier this month, the Peace Corps ranked Gonzaga No. 1 nationally among small colleges and universities for the number of alumni who currently serve as volunteers. Gonzaga currently has 24 alumni serving across the world as Peace Corps volunteers. (It was actually a clean sweep for the state of Washington, as the University of Washington and Western Washington University claimed the No. 1 rankings for the large and medium size school categories, respectively.) In its history, Gonzaga has had 311 graduates volunteer in the Peace Corps.
So we’re now in late January, which means that February 1 is just a little over a week away. And in case you haven’t heard, February 1 is kind of a big deal. Allow me to explain.
We’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus lately while we were busy reading Early Action applications. But now we’ve finished, and if you applied Early Action, you should have heard back from us by now with your admission decision.
Now marks a transition in our work here in the Admissions office at Gonzaga. We’ve spent most of the last two months traveling around the country meeting with students and families in your areas. But as of today, when we arrive at our Early Action deadline, we’ll be spending most of the next few months hunkered down at our computers reviewing your applications.
Around this time of year, we field lots of calls and e-mails asking us to check on your application to make sure everything’s in. Here are a few things that are good to know about what will happen when you submit your application through the Common App:
Looking for one more way to strengthen your application to Gonzaga? You might want to consider doing an admission interview. Here’s what admission interviews at Gonzaga are all about.
As our Early Action application deadline approaches on November 15, we thought it would be helpful for you to know what exactly it is we look for when we review your application to Gonzaga. It’s actually fairly simple. It comes down to six basic things.
Occasionally on this blog, we want to take the chance to share some of the cool things our students are doing here. Today, let's talk engineering.
Over the summer, Gonzaga engineering students brought home the two top awards from the Chicago Innovation Chase, an innovation and entrepreneurship tournament sponsored by the innovation non-profit Eurekatory, which promotes and sponsors research and innovation in the STEM areas. Gonzaga's two teams of engineering students traveled with Dr. Vladimir Labay, chair of the Computer & Electrical Engineering Department.
Gonzaga's two teams swept the competition, placing first and second overall in the competition, with two innovative designs for products they had developed prior to the tournament. The winning team, named NBD Engineering, designed a product they called Smart Serve, which is a high-tech food plate that uses technology to track food consumption. The runner-up team, "In God We Truss," designed a mat that is designed to be placed in high-traffic areas to produce electricity that can be stored in lithium ion battery packs.
Gonzaga competed with teams of students from Villanova University, Mercer University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. In addition to the competition, students were able to work on engineering challenges, simulations, and training sessions.
Gonzaga has long been recognized as a powerhouse in engineering. This year U.S. News and World Report ranked us as the 17th best engineering program in the country (among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's). One of the secrets of our success has been providing our students with chances to compete in engineering competitions at the regional and national level.
You can read more about the Chicago Innovation Chase here: http://www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Colleges-and-Schools/School-of-Engineering-and-Applied-Science/About/Awards-and-Rankings.asp.
For a lot of students, the biggest source of anxiety in the college application process is writing the essay for their application. But we here in the Admissions office at Gonzaga want to help preserve your sanity as you apply here. We also like reading good application essays. So, to aid you in achieving both of these quite noble ends (if we may say so ourselves), here are some tips and information that we hope will demystify the college essay for you.