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Gonzaga University Data & Information Overview

464 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
76% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Gonzaga University Ranked?

#190 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in WA
General Business/Commerce Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 464 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Gonzaga as #190 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Gonzaga held the #211 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Gonzaga also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gonzaga?

76% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Gonzaga University is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Gonzaga is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 21% 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 610 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 610 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 600 to 690 )
Gonzaga received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Gonzaga University  ( 27 to 31 )

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Gonzaga University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
61% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Gonzaga, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gonzaga University

92% Freshmen Retention
75% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Gonzaga University has a freshmen retention rate of 92%. 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  92 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 75%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

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Gonzaga University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,744 Full-Time Undergraduates
26.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,852 undergraduates at Gonzaga with 4,744 being full-time and 108 being part-time.

How Much Does Gonzaga University Cost?

$34,451 Net Price
42% Take Out Loans
$30,148 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Gonzaga is $34,451. 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 +
$20,762 $24,906 $26,473 $33,526 $39,730

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Gonzaga, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $7,537 a year. That adds up to $30,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gonzaga is 1.0%. 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?

$69,468 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $69,468 in their early years. This is good news for future Gonzaga graduates since it is 64% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Gonzaga University make the most money.

Location of Gonzaga University

Washington State
4,744 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Located in Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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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Contact details for Gonzaga are given below.

Contact Details
Address: E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258-0001
Phone: 800-986-9585

Gonzaga University Majors

54 Majors With Completions
1,426 Undergraduate Degrees
856 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from Gonzaga University. Of these students, 1,426 received undergraduate degrees and 856 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 272 $50,090
General Psychology 103 $26,852
General Biology 94 $26,151
Nursing 82 $70,609
Mechanical Engineering 80 $59,977
Accounting 71 $59,455
Political Science & Government 64 $34,249
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 56 $28,013
Communication & Media Studies 48 $29,397
Computer Science 44 $71,511

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

Online Learning at Gonzaga

19% Take At Least One Class Online
13% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 1,386 students took at least one online class at Gonzaga University. This is a decrease from the 1,904 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,386 923
2019-2020 1,904 1,330
2018-2019 1,317 1,309
2017-2018 2,226 2,226
2016-2017 1,371 1,361

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.


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