Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
4-year Private university


Gonzaga University is a private institution established in 1887 with city setting located at Spokane. It is ranked 93 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. On campus, there are more than 95 active clubs for students to choose from. Intramural sports are very popular at Gonzaga, with more than 60 percent of the student body participating. The Gonzaga University School of Law is one of only three law schools in the state of Washington, and it has produced multiple state Supreme Court justices.

#93 in National Universities
Location Spokane, Washington
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1887
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
5,084 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $43,210
Outstate Tuition Fee $43,210
Room and Board Fees $15,080
$50,138 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


70% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

88 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Satisfactory completion of Gonzaga University’s Global Bridge 1 will substitute for the required test scores or, sufficient scores on SAT and ACT

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$40,934 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$10,361 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $69,707
45% Students with need received Financial Aid
49.1% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application June 30
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Gonzaga Merit Scholarships
Total Worth $19,000 to $27,000 per year
Eligibility Freshman
Minimum Criteria difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores
Requirement for maintenance enrolled in 12+ credits each term, and maintain good academic standing to guarantee continuous scholarship
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Joseph M. Cataldo, S.J. Scholarships
Total Worth $5000/year
Eligibility Academically outstanding and involved Catholic high school graduates
Minimum Criteria Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline Dec 1
Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarships
Total Worth $2000/year
Eligibility First-year students
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Daniel G. Brajcich Scholarships
Total Worth $2500/year
Details This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Business with high financial need. No application required; recipients are identified by the financial aid and admissions offices.

Professor Dan Brajcich taught accounting at Gonzaga, his teaching career at Gonzaga spanned over five decades. In 1987 Grateful alumni founded the Daniel Brajcich Scholarship to assist students interested in pursuing a business degree at Gonzaga University.
Joseph C. Metcalfe Scholarships
Total Worth Varies
Details Awarded to students with physical disabilities and demonstrated financial need.


5,084 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
94% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
80% Students graduate within 6 years