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:
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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