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Gonzaga University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Gonzaga University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Gonzaga University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Gonzaga University was awarded 48 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Gonzaga landed the #139 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Gonzaga is also ranked #3 out of 23 schools in Washington.

See all of the rankings for Gonzaga University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Gonzaga?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Gonzaga University is a competitive 65%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Gonzaga it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 94% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Gonzaga University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Gonzaga the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 73%. That is great when compared to 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 5,192 undergraduates at Gonzaga with 5,106 being full-time and 86 being part-time.

Gonzaga Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Gonzaga, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,475 a year. That adds up to $29,900 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga make about $56,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Gonzaga graduates 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

Located in Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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

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