Spokane, Washington

AT A GLANCE

MULTICULTURAL OFFICES & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
• Arabic & Middle East Culture Club
• Armenian Heritage Club
• Asian American Union
• Awareness of Culture Through Togetherness
• Black Student Union 
• BRIDGE Pre-orientation
• Center for American Indian Studies
• Center for Global Engagement
• Club Français
• Filipino American Student Union
• German Language Club
• Hawaii Pacific Islanders Club (HPIC)
• Helping Educate Regarding Orientation
• Intercultural Student Union
• Irish Club
• Italian Club
• Japanese Club
• La Raza Latina  
• Latin/Classics Club
• Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center
• United Students Against Sweatshops
• Unity Multicultural Education Center

Quick Sketch

The University: Founded in 1887, Gonzaga is an independent Jesuit Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington (population 217,108; 721,873 metropolitan area).

Academic Information: 100% of classes taught by faculty; student-faculty ratio of 12:1; average class size of 24; 94% retention rate; 75% four-year graduation rate

Student Body: 7,506 total; 5,192 undergraduates; 52% women, 48% men; 25% multicultural diversity; 2% international students representing 40 countries; 47% Catholic

2018–2019 Annual Expenses: Tuition: $42,370; room and board: $11,944

Study Abroad Options: 53% of students study abroad; gonzaga.edu/studyabroad

Campus: 152 green acres along the beautiful Spokane River; less than a 15-minute walk to the upscale downtown district with shops, arts, entertainment, and fine dining

Varsity Athletics (NCAA Division I): Men’s and women’s basketball, crew, cross-country/track, golf, soccer, and tennis; men’s baseball; women’s volleyball

Financial Aid: 99% of students earn merit scholarships and/or grants. 

Foundations for the future
Numerous facts and figures attest to the value of a Gonzaga education: job placement at corporations like Microsoft, Boeing, Nike, and Amazon; exceptional acceptance rates to prestigious graduate programs, including medical and law schools; one of the highest CPA exam pass rates in the nation; and consistently glowing reviews in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review’s The Best 382 Colleges,and Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

Gonzaga remains committed to educating the whole person and preparing students for a lifetime of reflection and ethical decision-making.Through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, and Nursing and Human Physiology, Gonzaga’s 5,192 undergraduates choose from more than 75 majors and programs. Gonzaga University’s distinguished tradition of humanistic Jesuit Catholic education recognizes that all human beings have the same sacred origin, nature, and inherent dignity inclusive of race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality, economic status, or other differences. The University strives to provide an inclusive environment in which all members can reap the educational and experiential benefits of a diverse community whose members reflect a variety of cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and values.

The Gonzaga experience
Gonzaga requires first-year and sophomore students to live on campus. Residence life is the foundation Gonzaga’sstrong sense of community is built on. Campus life is an exciting and adventurous blend of meeting the challenges of maintaining a rigorous academic schedule while fully embracing the vibrant social atmosphere of spending time with closefriends.

Spokane
Located on 152 acres that border the Spokane River to the south, Gonzaga lies a short 15-minute walk from the heart of Spokane, Washington, the hub of the Inland Northwest. Many students find internships and job shadowing opportunities through professional communities in the area. Gonzaga students also have easy access to shopping, theater, concerts, galleries, restaurants, outdoor pursuits, and sporting events. Spokane hosts community events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March and the Pride Parade. Additionally, Spokane hosts the largest three-on-three basketball tournament in the world (Hoopfest) and the largest timed 12K road race in the world(Bloomsday).