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Find out more about how Gonzaga University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Gonzaga University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Gonzaga University was awarded 45 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Gonzaga is ranked #139 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, Gonzaga is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for Gonzaga University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Gonzaga?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Gonzaga University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 65%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to Gonzaga submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 590 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 590 to 680 )
Gonzaga received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 26 to 30 )

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Gonzaga University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Gonzaga is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gonzaga University is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gonzaga University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Gonzaga University has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Gonzaga for first-time, full-time students is 73%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Gonzaga University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Gonzaga

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,304 undergraduates at Gonzaga with 5,237 being full-time and 67 being part-time.

Gonzaga Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 91.00 out of 100, Gonzaga is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.00 out of 100
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How Much Does Gonzaga University Cost?

The overall average net price of Gonzaga is $33,545. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Gonzaga

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,865 $25,802 $29,034 $33,156 $37,136

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Gonzaga, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gonzaga, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,327 a year. That adds up to $33,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gonzaga is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Gonzaga Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Gonzaga with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $56,100 in their early years. That's great news for Gonzaga students since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Gonzaga University make the most money.

Location of Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Spokane, Washington. The city atmosphere of Spokane makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Gonzaga University

Contact details for Gonzaga are given below.

Contact Details
Address: E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258-0001
Phone: 509-328-4220

Gonzaga University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Gonzaga University. Of these students, 1,441 received undergraduate degrees and 920 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 318 $47,000
General Psychology 107 $29,400
Mechanical Engineering 84 $57,400
General Biology 82 $24,100
Accounting 82 $56,100
Nursing 79 $69,100
Sociology 56 $30,600
Computer Science 51 $62,500
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 49 NA
Civil Engineering 45 $60,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Gonzaga University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Gonzaga

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,226 students took at least one online class at Gonzaga University. This is an increase from the 1,371 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,226 2,226
2016-2017 1,371 1,361
2015-2016 1,396 1,396
2014-2015 1,452 1,451
2013-2014 1,583 1,041

Learn more about online learning at Gonzaga University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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