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.

Zag Life

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 131 Acres
Pronunciation Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh
Gonzaga University Enrollment 2013-14
Total Enrollment 7,691
Undergraduate Students 4,896
New Freshmen 1,238
Master’s Students 2,211
Doctoral Students 11
Law Students 387
Non-Credit Students 163
Incoming Freshmen Average GPA & Test Scores
Average GPA 3.73
Average SAT Score 1201 (Critical Reading and Math ONLY)
Average ACT Score 26.8

Academics

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 23
Student/Faculty Ratio 11.5:1
Full-time Faculty Members 418
Percent of Classes Taught by Professors 100%
Percent of Students Who Study Abroad 48%
Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Package $24,721
Average Percent of Need Met 78.1%
Percent of Students Receiving Aid 98%
Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students $72.9 million
Federal Aid Total Aid (all levels) $ 66.5 million
Federal Aid Award to Undergraduates $42.3 million
Athletics
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 156
Intramural Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Racquetball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Student Services and Activities

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