FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Student Body/Enrollment

1. What is the size of Gonzaga's undergraduate student body?

2. What is total University enrollment?
3. What is the male to female ratio?
4. What is the percentage of in-state versus out-of-state students?
 
5. Do I have to be Catholic to attend Gonzaga?
6. What about diversity on campus? 
7. What is the freshman to sophomore retention rate? 

Admission

8. What is the average incoming freshman grade point average?
9. What is the average SAT and ACT for admitted students?
10. When is your deadline for Fall 2014 undergraduate admission?
11. What are your admission requirements?

Financial Aid

12. What percentage of students receive financial aid?
13. How much does it cost to attend Gonzaga?
14. What is the average freshman financial aid package?
15. What is Gonzaga's FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) code?
16. Can I get a part-time job while attending school full-time? 

Academics

17. What percentage of classes are taught by professors?
18. What is the average class size?
19. What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
20. How many full-time faculty members teach at Gonzaga?
21. What is the 4-year graduation rate at Gonzaga? 
22. When do I declare a major? What if I don't know what I want to study?
23.
 Does Gonzaga have core curriculum requirements for all students?
24. What academic programs does Gonzaga offer?



1. What is the size of Gonzaga's undergraduate student body?

4,980

2. What is the total university enrollment?

7,690

3. What is the male to female ratio?

46% : 54%

4. What is the percentage of in-state versus out-of-state students?

47% : 53%

5. Do I have to be Catholic to attend Gonzaga?

No. Students of all faith backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Approximately 50% of our students are Catholic, and daily masses are well-attended. The University also sponsors an Islamic prayer center, a weekly non-denominational worship service, and also has a Tibetan monk and Jewish Rabbi on its faculty.

6. What about ethnic diversity on campus?

Approximately 23% of the 2013 freshman class come from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) offers many programs and support services for the student body.

7. What is the freshman to sophomore retention rate?

95% (2013)

8. What is the average incoming freshman grade point average?

3.73 (unweighted)

9. What is the average SAT and ACT for admitted students?

SAT: 1194 (Critical Reading and Math sections only)
Mid-50% SAT range: 1120 -1280

ACT: 26.8 Composite score
Mid-50% ACT composite range: 25 - 29

10. When is your deadline for Fall 2014 undergraduate admission?

Early Action (non-binding) Deadline: November 15, 2013

Regular Admission Deadline: February 1, 2014

11. What are your admission requirements?

Please visit our Admission Requirements page for high school applicants, or the Transfer page for more information.

*The only major that requires freshman admission is nursing.  If you are interested in nursing, please do the following: 1. Indicate nursing as your intended major on the application for admission, and 2. Answer the question about your interest in nursing on the Gonzaga Supplement to the Common Application.  An Early Action application is highly recommended for students applying as a nursing major.

12. What percentage of students receive financial aid?

95% (2013)

13. How much does it cost to attend Gonzaga?

Full-time (12-18 credits) Undergraduate Tuition & Fees: $17,285 semester
Part-time: $965 per credit hour

Approximate Room & Board:
Meal Plan Choice #2 (Ruby)- $2,135/semester
Double occupancy room - $2,400/semester
Miscellaneous Fees, Books, and Supplies: Varies

Learn more about Gonzaga's estimated costs

14. What is the average freshman financial aid package?

$23,300/yr (based on average academic merit award + demonstrated financial need according to FAFSA)

15. What is Gonzaga's FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) code?

003778

16. Can I get a part-time job while attending school full-time?

The Gonzaga Student Employment Office serves students seeking part-time employment during the academic year and full-time employment during the summer. Both on- and off-campus jobs are awarded as part of the financial aid package. However, many other on-campus job opportunities are available regardless of financial need (for example with Sodexo food services and/or individual departments.

17 . What percentage of classes are taught by professors?

100%

18. What is the average class size?

23

19. What is the student-to-faculty ratio?

11:1

20. How many full-time faculty members work at Gonzaga?

408

21. What is the four-year graduation rate at Gonzaga?

73%

22. When do I declare a major? What if I don't know exactly what I want to study?

About 60% of entering Gonzaga students are undecided about their major field of study. Students normally have until the end of their sophomore year to declare a major. Many students change majors after they are enrolled. Some fields (like engineering and education) are less flexible than others. Students who are even slightly interested in engineering or education should start off taking courses in that field. It is much easier to transfer out of these majors than into the programs at a later time.

*Students planning on majoring in Nursing must apply for the four-year, direct-entry program as a part of the Application for Admission.

23. Does Gonzaga have core curriculum requirements for all students?

Yes. All students, regardless of their major, must complete the Core Curriculum. This consists of four philosophy classes, three religious studies classes, English composition, English literature, speech, and math. Students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences may have additional Core requirements.

Students may spread out the Core over their four years at Gonzaga, but most take both English classes, speech and their first philosophy class during freshman year.

24. What academic programs does Gonzaga offer?

Gonzaga offers over 75 academic programs of study. Explore your options.