Gonzaga University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Gonzaga University has selective admissions, and in 2016 the university had an acceptance rate of 67 percent. Successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. To apply to Gonzaga, applicants can submit the Common Application (more on that below). Requirements include transcripts of high school courses, standardized test scores (both the SAT and ACT are accepted), an essay, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. 

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Admissions Data (2016)

Gonzaga University Description

Gonzaga University, named after 16th-century Italian Jesuit saint Aloysius Gonzaga, is a private, Catholic university located on the banks of the Spokane River in Spokane, Washington. Like most Catholic universities, Gonzaga's educational philosophy focuses on the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. The university ranks highly among Master's institutions in the West, and it is one of the country's top Catholic colleges. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Gonzaga Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. The basketball team has met with notable success.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,567 (5,183 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male / 53 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,730
  • Books: $1,092 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,158
  • Other Expenses: $3,330
  • Total Cost: $55,310

Gonzaga University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 50 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,529
    • Loans: $7,843

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Rowing, Golf, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Soccer

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Gonzaga and the Common Application

Gonzaga University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: