At a Glance - GU Facts & Figures


Gonzaga University – A Catholic Liberal Arts Education

Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts college located in Spokane, Washington. Providing a Catholic liberal arts education, we are dedicated to the Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic ideals of educating the mind, body and spirit to create men and women for others. Located on the north bank of the Spokane River, Gonzaga University inspires and transforms people to shape a better world through education, character, service and faith.

Gonzaga University Facts & Figures
Type Private Liberal Arts
Carnegie Classification Master's I University
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God)
Established 1887
Location Spokane, Washington
Spokane Campus Location Residential setting along Spokane River, one-half mile from downtown business district.
Number of Buildings 105
Campus Size 131 Acres
Pronunciation Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh

Gonzaga University Enrollment 2014-15
Total Enrollment 7,423
Undergraduate Students 4,837
New Freshmen 1,048
Master’s Students 2,032
Doctoral Students 146
Law Students 339
Non-Credit Students 192

Incoming Freshmen Average GPA & Test Scores
Average GPA 3.70
Average SAT Critical Reading Score 590
Average SAT Math Score 606
Average SAT Composite Score 1196
Average ACT Score 26.8
Students of Color 22.0%

President's Cabinet
Dr. Thayne McCulloh President
Patricia O'Connell-Killen Academic Vice President
Earl F. Martin Executive Vice President
Charles J. Murphy Vice President for Finance
Judi Biggs Garbuio, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Development
Maureen McGuire, J.D. Corporation Counsel
Frank E. Case, S.J. Vice President for Mission
Mike Herzog, Ph. D. Chief of Staff
Mike Roth Athletic Director
Joseph Poss Vice President for University Advancement
Bernard J. Coughlin, S.J. Chancellor

75 fields of study, 25 master's degrees, two doctoral degrees and a juris doctorate in seven Colleges and Schools: College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business
School of Education
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Nursing and Human Physiology
School of Professional Studies
School of Law
Average Class Size 23
Student/Faculty Ratio 11:5 to 1
Full-time Faculty Members 418
Staff Members 769
Percent of Classes Taught by Professors 100%
Percent of faculty has earned a terminal degree in their area of teaching 85%

Costs & Budget
Total Budget $246.7 million
Total Salaries $75 million
Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students $72.9 million
Undergraduate Tuition per Semester (full-time) $17,285
Cost per Undergraduate Credit $965
Cost per Graduate Credit $870
Cost per Doctoral Credit $935
Cost per Law School Credit $1212
Room and Board $8,110

Financial Aid
Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students $72.9 million
Federal Aid $66.5 million
Average Financial Aid Package $24,721
Average percent of Need Met 78.1%
Percent of Students Receiving Aid 98%

Religious Distribution
Number of faiths represented on campus more than 20
Spiritual retreats offered annually 24
Students (on average) who attend weekly religious services 700
Hours of community service annually 90,000

Division NCAA Division I
Athletic Conference West Coast Conference
Nickname Bulldogs (Zags)
Mascot Spike
Intercollegiate Sports 18
Men's Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
Women's Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Student-athletes named to WCC Commissioners Honor Roll 156
Intramural Sports 26 (56% of students participate)

Notable Alumni
Frank Burgess - late federal judge and former Gonzaga basketball national record holder
Tony Canadeo - late NFL Hall of Fame member
Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D. - Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, and Deputy for Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
Bing Crosby - late actor and crooner
Thomas Foley - former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Christine Gregoire - first female Washington state attorney general and former governor of Washington state
Carl Maxey - late Spokane attorney and civil rights leader
Carl Pohlad - late Minnesota Twins owner
Michael Stepovich - last territorial governor of Alaska
John Stockton - NBA all-time assists and steals record-holder
James Wickwire - attorney and world-class mountain climber
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Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 328-4220
(800) 986-9585