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Gonzaga University is a Private not-for-profit school located in Spokane, WA. Gonzaga University has a total enrollment of 7,491 with a graduation rate of 83% and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Gonzaga University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Gonzaga University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$32,111
Avg. price for students living on campus$55,310
Avg. price for students living off campus$55,310


Total applicants6,729
Total admissions4,945
Admission rate73%
Application fee$50
Average staff salary$79,641

25th percentile score

SAT math550
SAT reading540
SAT writing
ACT composite25

75th percentile score

SAT math650
SAT reading640
SAT writing
ACT composite29

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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A Freshman's Perspective on GU

I'm only a semester into my time at GU, but so far, it's only about 3/4 of what it's cracked up to be. I adore the small class sizes (even though I was in core classes this semester, the largest class I was in had 30 students), and the small size of campus means that all of your classes are generally easy to get to on time. The campus is visually beautiful, and there seems to be a friendly atmosphere as you walk around (manifesting most prominently in the GU phenomenon of everyone holding open doors for everybody else). Gonzaga is an excellent school with a good reputation, but definitely more Catholic than advertised. Understandably, it's a Jesuit institution, and you would expect SOME everyday Catholicism, but everyone will assume that you are Catholic or that you went to a private Catholic high school, which is just something to be ready for. It simply took me off guard a bit, as when I was applying, many representatives of the school told me that there are many faiths "represented" on campus. Many GU students come from extremely privileged backgrounds, given the cost of tuition, and it is a predominantly white campus, and both of these factors translate into some undertones of classism and racism on campus, and throughout the student body. The administration is actively working towards improvements in regards to transparency and better treatment of historically marginalized groups on campus, but I marked their rating a little low because of the fact that demands for transparency have been made since 2002, and they're still "getting around to it." Despite all this, I have decided not to transfer away from GU next year. I believe this school will help me in my career, with its excellent mentor program and alumni network. All schools have areas to grow, and GU is no exception--but beginning college is hard, and the programs and events available for freshman at GU have helped me feel at home.
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Life at Gonzaga University

There are are many great things about Gonzaga University; the top notch academics, the small class sizes with teachers who truly care about you, the student life, extra curriculars, etc. The culture at Gonzaga is not just one thing like preppy, intellectual, or earthy. We are a very diverse community which is part of what makes the student life so great. This can also make it difficult to find your niche right away, but that's okay! There are many ways to develop strong friendships such as through classes, getting to know people in your residence hall, checking out some of the clubs Gonzaga offers, and even through work if you choose to have a job during the school year. The school is also very central to downtown which offers attractions such as ice skating, a movie theater, and plenty of options for shopping and dining.
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Review of Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, WA is a Jesuit university that believes in creating the best possible atmosphere for its students. First of all, although Gonzaga is a Jesuit university, they believe that there is no wrong religion, beliefs, or gender identifications. When walking around the campus or attending activities, you feel a connection throughout the community, and this creates the idea at Gonzaga that Zags help Zags. At Gonzaga, personal growth, and being more aware to the world around us are important goals that the university encourages. With a wide variety of clubs such as the environmental friendly clubs which are GEO or GRIG, sports clubs, major related clubs such as ASCE (for civil engineers) or IEEE (for electrical engineers), and lastly hobbies based clubs/groups such as BOMB squad or GUTS. All of these provide an opportunity for each student to find themselves within separate programs and ways as well as helping spread awareness on creating a more environmental friendly school or what is going on in the world.
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Gonzaga University, Ideally Located For Those Committed to Service

Gonzaga University stands by its mission cultivating the whole person, "intellectually, spiritually, culturally, physically, and emotionally". Gonzaga has a rigorous academic standard which creates students who have the disposition for reflective and critical thought, lifelong learning, spiritual growth, ethical discernment, creativity, and innovation.Gonzaga is located in Spokane, Washington, an area of diverse people from different backgrounds, as well as lower income neighborhoods and school districts. Gonzaga invites its students to engage with these communities in a respectful and empathetic way. The Gonzaga experience invites students to engage in social justice, respect diversity, grow in intercultural competence and global engagement, as well as stand in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.
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Gonzaga University Review

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit University. This university has a very strong community with very helpful people all around. The total student body is around 5000 students. Everyone around is always willing to help. This university provides students with amazing financial aid.
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Gonzaga University Review

Gonzaga is an incredible university with a beautiful campus and great academics. They do an amazing job at providing opportunities for student involvement and do so much to serve the surrounding community. Gonzaga has values that highlight social justice and is very inclusive to all people.
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Source: The Gonzaga University data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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