Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University, which is located in Spokane, Washington, is a four-year, private, Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1887 by the Society of Jesus. It was named after the Jesuit saint, Aloysius Gonzaga. The university is situated on a 131 acre campus along the Spokane River. It has study abroad programs in fifteen countries around the world and offers seven undergraduate degrees in forty three majors, twenty six masters degrees, as well as a post graduate research degree. The schools and colleges of the university are as follows:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Professional Studies

The official mascot of the university is Spike the Bulldog and the athletics teams are nicknamed Zags or Bulldogs. The university is a member of the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. Notable alumni include Bing Crosby, the singer and Tom Foley, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

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Gonzaga University
E 502 Boone Ave
Spokane , WA 99258-0001
General Phone: (509) 328-4220

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Gonzaga Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management534business management, accounting, human resources management
Education and Teaching339education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, physical education teaching, health occupations teaching, ESL instruction, education courses
Liberal Arts254Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Classical languages and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine115registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Engineering89engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Media84communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, public relations
Therapy and Counseling66psychology
Science60biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, religion, ministry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and safety
Art Studies15art studies
Mathematics14mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for Gonzaga in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree99448
Master's degree65215
Doctor's degree192
First-professional degree1632
Postbaccalaureate certificate52
Post-master's certificate01

Gonzaga Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gonzaga had a total enrollment of 6,873 students (6,146 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 30%
First Professional 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 27%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Gonzaga Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Gonzaga Room and Board (2007)

Gonzaga offers campus housing for 2,616 of its 6,146 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Spokane, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gonzaga Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530640
SAT Math540650
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT53%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Gonzaga Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,322
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,322
Room and board $ 7,860
Room charge $ 3,880
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,980
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,900

Financial Aid:
Gonzaga participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 377800)

Gonzaga Faculty

Gonzaga has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$104,7613$53,461
Assistant professorcalendar year5$59,8176$64,059
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$82,12610$60,779

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year66$104,09123$96,561
Associate professoracademic year58$68,67227$70,105
Assistant professoracademic year82$57,10260$59,693
Instructoracademic year12$39,15916$40,685
All faculty totalacademic year218$73,419126$66,240

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gonzaga Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball West Coast Conference
Baseball West Coast Conference
Track West Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports316596

Gonzaga Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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