National Rankings

Gonzaga is equally proud of its students' success and its long history of excellence in academics.

Rankings & Recognition

Class of 2016 Success Rate

More than Ninety-four percent of Gonzaga University graduates who received their bachelor’s degrees with the class of 2016 reported they are either employed (full- or part-time), continuing their education or serving as volunteers or in the military.

Peace Corps

For the fourth year in a row, Gonzaga University is ranked No. 1 (tie) among small universities for alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

U.S. News & World Report 2017
  • Gonzaga University is the No. 4 best "Regional University" in the West in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings.
  • Gonzaga’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is the 28th (tie) best undergraduate engineering program nationwide.
  • Gonzaga also is rated No. 4 in the West for “Best Colleges for Veterans.”
  • Gonzaga ranks No. 2 in the West for average first-year student retention rate (94 percent); and No. 2 (tie) in the region for on-time graduation rate (83 percent).
U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2017
USA Today College
Fiske Guide to Colleges

Gonzaga University is among the best 321 U.S., Canadian and British colleges and universities featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018." Read more

The Princeton Review

Gonzaga University is ranked by The Princeton Review (2017) as among the nation's best-value universities for students seeking outstanding academics and superb career preparation at an affordable price with generous financial aid. Read more

Kiplinger's Names Gonzaga a 'Best Value'

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranks Gonzaga University the No. 38 best value among private universities in the nation for 2017. (Read story)

Money Magazine

For the second consecutive year, Gonzaga University is listed in Money magazine’s annual (2016) College Planner as the best value among private colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and the No. 8 best private university in the nation for merit aid. (Read story)

AACSB Business, Accounting Accreditations

Gonzaga University School of Business Administration announced Jan. 9, 2012 it has retained prestigious accreditations for business and accounting by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — the global accrediting body for business schools worldwide. 

Gonzaga among Most Environmentally Responsible 'Green' Colleges

Gonzaga University once again has been named among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.

Sierra Magazine (Sierra Club)

Listed as one of the top 100 “Coolest Schools.”

2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings

Gonzaga is ranked No. 17 in the Best Master’s Universities category nationwide (public and private).

Gonzaga Greets Best Academic Class Ever

The 1,280 freshmen Gonzaga University welcomed to campus in fall 2016 represent the best academic class in its 129-year history. The Class of 2020 also is Gonzaga’s second largest and second most diverse with 25.2 percent students of color. Read more

Women's Hoops Attendance Ranks No. 13 in Nation

Gonzaga women's basketball home-game attendance during the 2015-16 season ranks 13th in the nation among NCAA Division I schools.


Corporation for National & Community Service
Gonzaga has been honored as one of four finalists (Education) for the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. It's the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. A total of 766 higher education institutions were named to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Of this number, 16 were named as finalists, with four in each category.
Opus Prize Host

Gonzaga University has been chosen to host the 2014 Opus Prize Foundation Award Ceremony and Process. One of the world’s major efforts to honor and support faith-based humanitarian work, the annual award includes a $1 million prize and two $100,000 runner-up honors to individuals whose work has yet to receive widespread recognition.