If you want to apply to Gonzaga University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application is $50.
Students who submit their applications to Gonzaga University for the fall semester should hear back from Gonzaga University by February 28.
The following is an overiew of some of Gonzaga University's admissions stats.
|Gonzaga University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||39%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||71%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||42%|
These are the application deadlines for Gonzaga University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||February 28|
Gonzaga University does not offer early decision or early action.
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Gonzaga University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Gonzaga University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Gonzaga University accepted 73% of all applicants, around 6,129 from 8,409 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Gonzaga University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Gonzaga University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Gonzaga University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|First Generation||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Gonzaga University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Gonzaga University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Gonzaga University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Gonzaga University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 24% submitted a class rank. At Gonzaga University 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 75% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.
At Gonzaga University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||44%|
|3.50 and 3.74||32%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Gonzaga University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Gonzaga University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Gonzaga University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 71% of Gonzaga University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Gonzaga University applicants, you should strive to score between 1180 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Gonzaga University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Gonzaga University students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Gonzaga University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at Gonzaga University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Gonzaga University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Gonzaga University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Gonzaga University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Gonzaga University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Gonzaga University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Gonzaga University.
Does Gonzaga University accept transfer credits?
✅ Gonzaga University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Gonzaga University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Gonzaga University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Gonzaga University?
❌ No, Gonzaga University is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Gonzaga University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Gonzaga University is 73%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Gonzaga University?
❌ Gonzaga University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Gonzaga University? Gonzaga University is a somewhat selective institution. The Gonzaga University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Gonzaga University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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