Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

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A foundation for the future

Numerous facts and figures attest to the value of a Gonzaga University education: exceptional acceptance rates to prestigious graduate, medical, and law schools; one of the highest CPA exam pass rates in the nation; and job placement in corporations such as Microsoft, Nike, and Amazon.

Additionally, Gonzaga remains committed to challenging students to integrate their studies and actions into a philosophy that promotes a lifetime of learning and serving the common good. An average class size of 23 allows dedicated faculty to closely mentor students in the classroom, and a supportive community nurtures them to grow in mind, body, and spirit.                      

The Gonzaga experience
Gonzaga University requires first-year and sophomore students to live on campus. Campus life is an exciting blend of maintaining a rigorous academic schedule while fully embracing the vibrant social atmosphere by spending time with close friends. GU offers more than 140 student organizations in areas such as music, theater, cultural clubs, community service, student government, and faith-sharing groups and retreats, as well as Division I athletic teams and club and intramural sports.

In the heart of the Inland Northwest
With nearly 734,000 residents, the Spokane–Coeur d’Alene area provides numerous internships as well as outlets for cultural and artistic expression. A scenic 15-minute walk along part of the 37-mile Centennial Trail brings students into vibrant downtown Spokane, which offers a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Additionally, students can explore snow-capped mountains, lakes, and scenic hiking trails all within a 50-mile radius of campus.

Rewarding your achievements
Students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when applying for admission. However, some awards—such as Gonzaga’s scholarships for outstanding community members and leaders—require additional qualifications and application procedures.

Gonzaga is test optional, including for all scholarship, Honors Program, and direct entry Nursing applicants.



97% of students are placed in jobs, graduate programs, military or public and community service (e.g., Peace Corps, Teach for America, Jesuit Volunteers, etc.)


#23 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (At schools with a master’s as the highest degree offered) | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


#13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


#1 among colleges and universities in the state of Washington for alumni getting a job, with 92% of Gonzaga graduates are employed 10 years after graduation | Zippia

All About Gonzaga

Founded: 1887

Location: Spokane, Washington

Affiliation: Jesuit, Catholic

Academic information: 11:1 student-faculty ratio; average class size of 23 students; 92% retention rate; 77% four-year graduation rate

Study abroad: Opportunities in 40 different countries, including Gonzaga-in-Florence; 56% of students studying abroad

NCAA Division I athletic teams: Men’s and women’s basketball, crew, cross-country and track, golf, soccer, and tennis; men’s baseball; women’s volleyball

Financial aid: 98% of Gonzaga’s students receive merit scholarships and/or grants.

Student life: The Gonzaga Student Body Association sponsors over 140 clubs, numerous dances, ski weekends, and more. The Martin Centre offers an array of workout options and places for intramurals. The Hemmingson Center shows first-run movies and houses Mission & Ministry, the Unity Multicultural Education Center, the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center, a Starbucks, Gonzaga Outdoors, and much more.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Gonzaga’s going to be a school that’s going to teach you a lot academically; it’s going to teach you a lot about yourself, but it’s also going to grow you into the person you never thought you could be.”

    • Alex Campbell
      Renton, Washington | Sociology
  • “Gonzaga offers this challenging embrace. It welcomes you, and it also expects you to grow and change.”

    • Erik Hirschman
      Washington, DC | Biology
  • “Gonzaga offers this challenging embrace. It welcomes you, and it also expects you to grow and change.”

    • Erik Hirschman
      Washington, DC | Biology
  • “You definitely get the sense of the big city, but it still feels small. I’m not sure why that is; maybe it’s just because we live so close to downtown, or maybe it’s because people are so genuine.”

    • Jason “Bunji” McLeod
      Bellingham, Washington | Mechanical Engineering