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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University Overview

Gonzaga University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga University was founded in 1887 and enrolls around 7,295 students per year year, including 4,852 undergraduate students. Gonzaga University ensures on-campus housing for up to 2,931 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Gonzaga University for Fall 2023 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by February 28.

Student Activities at Gonzaga University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Gonzaga University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Gonzaga University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Gonzaga University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Gonzaga University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gonzaga University on the Student Life page.

2022 Gonzaga University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 71%
Tuition $49,800
Percent of Need Met 85%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,981

Is Gonzaga University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Gonzaga University offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Gonzaga University

It is moderately difficult to get into Gonzaga University. Gonzaga University admitted 73% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 8,409 students applied to Gonzaga University and 6,129 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gonzaga University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 92% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Gonzaga Universityreturn for the next year. 88% of Gonzaga University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Gonzaga University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Gonzaga University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 56% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Gonzaga University grads is $56,719 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Gonzaga University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Gonzaga University's endowment was $308.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Gonzaga University spends about $16,255 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gonzaga University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Gonzaga University meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Gonzaga University full-time are awarded $32,981 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $28,956 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gonzaga University.

Based on this information, does Gonzaga University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Gonzaga University a good school for you?

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Where is Gonzaga University Located?

Gonzaga University is located in the city of Spokane, Washington.

If you want to see Gonzaga University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Spokane, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Spokane International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gonzaga University and Spokane are like without leaving home.

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College Info

502 East Boone Avenue Spokane, WA 99258

Campus Setting: Urban

Gonzaga University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gonzaga University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gonzaga University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Gonzaga University ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Gonzaga University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1330


Math SAT Range

600 - 690


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Gonzaga University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gonzaga University is like? There are approximately 7,295 students enrolled at Gonzaga University, including 4,852 undergraduate students and 2,443 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from WA and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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