Gonzaga at a Glance

Gonzaga University is a private comprehensive university located in Spokane, Washington. Providing a liberal arts education, we are dedicated to the Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic ideals of educating the mind, body and spirit to foster men and women for and with others. Located on the north bank of the Spokane River, Gonzaga University inspires and transforms people to shape a better world through education, character, service, and faith.

Gonzaga University Facts & Figures
Type Private Liberal Arts
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God)
Established 1887
Location Spokane, Washington
Spokane Campus Location Residential setting along Spokane River, one half mile from downtown business district.
Number of Buildings 105
Campus Size 152 Acres
Pronunciation Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh
Gonzaga University Enrollment 2014-15
Total Enrollment 7,614
Undergraduate Students 5,041
Female/Male Ratio 54% Female / 46% Male
Students of Color 23%
Average GPA & Test Scores
Average GPA 3.7
Average SAT Score 1200 (Critical Reading and Math ONLY)
Average ACT Score 27


75 Academic Majors and Programs in 5 Undergraduate Colleges and Schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Nursing and Human Physiology
Average Class Size 24
Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1
Full-time Faculty Members 422
Percent of Classes Taught by Professors 100%
Percent of Students Who Study Abroad 43%
Retention Rate (Fall '13-'14) 94.6%

4-Year Graduation Rate (2010 cohort)

5-Year Graduation Rate (2009 cohort) 82.5%
Ultimate Graduation Rate - 6 years (2008 cohort) 82.7%
Cost & Financial Aid
Tuition per year $38,980
Total Estimated Cost per year $55,382
Average Financial Aid Package $27,131
Average Percent of Need Met 78.1%
Percent of Students Receiving Aid 99%
Percentage of Students Receiving Merit Scholarships 96%
Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students $68.7 million
Division NCAA Division I
Athletic Conference West Coast Conference
Nickname Bulldogs (Zags)
Mascot Spike
Men’s Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
Women’s Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Student-athletes named to WCC Commissioners Honor Roll 218
Intramural Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Racquetball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Student Services and Activities

  • The Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Center for Community Action & Service Learning (CCASL)
  • Disability Access (DREAM)
  • Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (GAMP)
  • Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA)
  • Health and Counseling Services
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC)
  • University Ministry