Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, and Engineering. Its 131-acre campus is located in Spokane, WA.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Spokane, Washington

AT A GLANCE

MULTICULTURAL RESOURCES

• Arabic & Middle East Culture Club
• Armenian Heritage Club
• Asian American Union
• Black Student Union 
• BRIDGE Pre-orientation & First-Year Mentoring Program
• Center for Native American Studies
• Center for Global Engagement
• Courageous Conversations
• Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Minor
• Filipino American Student Union
• German Language Club
• Gonzaga Against Poverty
• Gonzaga Student Body Association
• Hawaii Pacific Islanders Club (HPIC)
• Intercultural Student Union
• Intergroup Dialogue
• Japanese Club
• La Raza Latina  
• Latin/Classics Club
• Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center
• Queer Student Union
• Social Justice & Solidarity Minor
• Social Justice Peer Educators
• United Students Against Sweatshops
• Unity Multicultural Education Center
• Women’s & Gender Studies Minor

Quick Sketch

The University: Founded in 1887, Gonzaga is an independent Jesuit Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington (population 225,000; 722,000 metropolitan area).

Academic Information: Student-faculty ratio of 11:1; average class size of 24 students; 94% retention rate; 75% four-year graduation rate (average of last three cohorts)

Student Body: 7,563 total; 5,304 undergraduates; 52% women, 47% men; 1% non-binary; 25% multicultural diversity; 45% Catholic; 2% international students from 40 countries (all program levels)

2019–2020 Annual Expenses: Tuition: $44,280; room and board: $12,330

Study Abroad Options: 50% of students study abroad in 40 different countries (including Gonzaga in Florence); 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: 98% 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 and The Princeton Review’s Best 384 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 5,304 undergraduates choose from 56 majors and 61 minors.
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’s strong 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 close friends.

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.