Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

International Profile

A foundation for the future

Numerous facts and figures attest to the value of a Gonzaga University education: exceptional acceptance rates into prestigious graduate programs, including medical and law schools; one of the highest CPA exam pass rates in the nation; job placement in corporations such as Microsoft, Nike, and Amazon; and consistent glowing reviews in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges.

Gonzaga is committed to educating the whole person. The core includes first-year and senior seminars as well as courses in religious studies, philosophy, writing, science, the humanities, social justice, global studies, and fine arts. Ranking in the top 5% of US institutions for our strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, Gonzaga has an average class size of 22, allowing our dedicated faculty to closely mentor and support students.

The Gonzaga experience 
Gonzaga University requires first-year and second-year students to live on campus. International students are encouraged to live on the Global Citizenship floor in Coughlin Hall, a living-learning community where international and domestic students experience and learn about cultures, languages, and religions different from their own. The John J. Hemmingson Center houses multiple dining services, the Center for Global Engagement, the Center for Community Engagement, Unity Multicultural Education Center, Gonzaga Outdoors, and study and recreational lounges.

Student life
Students can participate in activities through over 140 clubs in areas such as music, theater, culture, community service, and more, as well as Division I athletic teams and club and intramural sports. The Gonzaga Student Body Association sponsors dances, ski weekends, boat cruises, and much more. The Martin Centre offers racquetball, basketball, an indoor running track, a swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility open to all students. 



Ranked among the top 5% of national universities for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Among the top 10% of engineering and applied sciences schools offering a master’s as its highest degree | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


94% success rate with graduates employed, serving as volunteers, or in graduate school six months after graduation | First Destination Survey, 2019


Among the top 19% of AACSB-certified schools for undergraduate Business programs | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Named one of the top 50 “Most Beautiful Campuses in America” | Condé Naste Traveler, 2020


In the heart of the Inland Northwest, with over 722,000 residents, the SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, area provides numerous business and technical internships as well as cultural and artistic activities. Campus is a 15-minute walk along the Spokane River from downtown, offering a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Our location provides four seasons of fun, with easy access to dozens of lakes, several ski resorts, and other outdoor adventures.

Gonzaga At A Glance

Type of school: Private Jesuit university

Size of campus: 615,122 square meters

Number of students: 7,548 students

Number of faculty: 466 faculty members

Colleges, programs, and degrees: Gonzaga consists of five undergraduate schools and several graduate programs. Complementing the College of Arts and Sciences are the Schools of Business Administration; Education; Engineering and Applied Science; Law; Leadership Studies; and Nursing and Human Physiology. Gonzaga offers 16 undergraduate degrees through 49 majors, 58 minors, and 49 concentrations; 24 master’s degrees; and five doctoral-level degrees.

Geographic diversity: 2% international students from 40 countries (all program levels); 27% multicultural diversity

International student services: Full orientation program and continued adjustment support, airport pickup, immigration and academic advising, international student programming and activities, Intercultural Student Union (ISU), career and internship services, and more

International Student Budget: (2020–2021)
•  Tuition and Fees: $46,060 
•  Room and Board: $12,332
•  Books and Supplies: $3,115
•  Medical and Accident Insurance: $1,300
•  Total: $62,807 

Financial aid: International students are considered for merit scholarships based on the application for admission.

Test score requirements: One of the following scores is required of international students: TOEFL: 80 iBT; IELTS: 6.5; SAT (EBRW): 550; ACT Reading and English sections: 23. Students with English proficiency scores below these are still encouraged to apply. Gonzaga will work with students to develop greater English proficiency and prepare students for the US college experience. Please contact an international admission counselor for more information.

Application deadlines and fees: Application fee waived; please contact admissions@gonzaga.edu for international student application fee waiver instructions.

First-year students
•  Fall Priority: n/a
•  Fall: December 1*
•  SpringNovember 15

•  Fall Priority: March 1
•  Fall: June 1
•  SpringNovember 15

* Late consideration deadline for fall is February 1.

Deposits and fees: A $500 confirmation deposit is required to secure your place in the class and initiate your course registration.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Everyone in the Gonzaga community is really friendly. People are open. They say ‘hi.’ They’ll hold the door open for you. They’ll smile at you.”

    • Mauricio Velázquez
      Mexico City, Mexico | Computer Science
  • “Everyone talked about how connected they felt at Gonzaga, and that was something I really wanted too. As I did more research, every one of my boxes got checked along the way. I kind of took a leap of faith coming here, and everything has been great ever since.”

    • Jerry Xue
      Honolulu, Hawai’i | Business Administration
  • “Gonzaga offers this challenging embrace. It welcomes you, and it also expects you to grow and change.”

    • Erik Hirschman
      Washington, DC | Biology
  • “Gonzaga’s community is indescribable—it’s something so powerful and meaningful and a really big reason why Gonzaga is home for me. Everyone has your back, and people will push you to reach your goals, but if you fall down, there are 10 people to pick you back up.”

    • Megan Hayes
      Denver, Colorado | Nursing