Facts and Figures

General Information about Gonzaga University

  • Type: Private Liberal Arts
  • Carnegie Classification: National University
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
  • Motto: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God)
  • Established: 1887
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Campus Setting: Situated in the Logan residential neighborhood along Spokane River, one-half mile from downtown business district
  • Number of Buildings: 103
  • Campus Size: 152 acres
  • Pronunciation: Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh

Gonzaga University Enrollment Fall 2021

  • Total Enrollment: 7,295
  • Undergraduate Students: 4,852
  • New Freshmen: 1,052
  • Master's Students: 1,735 (included 18 post-baccalaureate students)
  • Doctoral Students: 294
  • Law Students: 414
  • Non-Credit Students: 255 (Workshop/Sabbatical/Cont. Ed, ELC, UW Medical)

Incoming Freshmen Class Average GPA & Test Scores

  • Average Unweighted GPA: 3.69
  • Average SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 661
  • Average SAT Math: 660
  • Average SAT Score: 1,321
  • Average ACT Score: 30
  • Percentage Students of Color: 30%

* Gonzaga University has a test-optional policy

Academics: Degrees, Programs, and Schools/College

Gonzaga offers 16 undergraduate degrees through 49 majors, 58 minors and 49 concentrations, 24 master’s degrees and 5 doctoral-level degrees.

Academics: Class Size and Faculty Information

  • Average Class Size: 23
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Full-time Faculty Members: 450
  • Percent of faculty with a terminal degree in their area of teaching: 88%
  • Staff Members: 853

Costs & Budget 

  • Total Budget: $341.0 million
  • Total Salaries: $113.4 million
  • Undergraduate Tuition and Fees: $49,800
  • Cost per Undergraduate Credit: $1,255
  • Cost per Graduate Credit: $735-$1,095 depending on program
  • Cost per Doctoral Credit: $1,589 per credit
  • Cost per Law School Credit: $1,490
  • Room and Board: $13,794 (on average)

Financial Aid

  • Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students: $99,693,782
  • Federal Aid to All Students: $67,113,407
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $32,093
  • Average percent of need met: 85%
  • Percent of Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Religious, Faith, and Community Service Statistics

  • Number of faiths represented on campus: 27
  • Spiritual retreats offered annually: 15
  • Liturgies offered annually on campus: 228
  • Hours of community service annually: 100,000-plus


  • 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 & Field 
  • Men's basketball: 23 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including two National Championship, two Final Four, five Elite Eight and 11 Sweet 16 games
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • Women's basketball: Nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including four Sweet 16 games and one Elite Eight game; Five WNIT appearances
  • Boxing: 1950 National Co-Champions, including individual titles by Carl Maxey and Eli Thomas
  • Student-athletes named to WCC Commissioners Honor Roll: 238
  • Intramural Sports: 30 (58% of students participate)

Notable Alumni of Gonzaga University

  • Frank Burgess: Late federal judge and former Gonzaga basketball all-American
  • Tony Canadeo: Late Professional Football Hall of Fame member
  • Joseph Caravalho Jr., M.D. (Army Major General, Retired): President/CEO, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
  • Patrick Conroy, S.J., Chaplain, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Bing Crosby: Late actor and singer who is one of the top-selling musical artists of all-time
  • 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
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto: First Latina member of U.S. Senate
  • Carl Maxey: Late Spokane attorney and civil rights leader
  • Carl Pohlad: Late Minnesota Twins owner
  • William Pohlad: Filmmaker
  • Michael Stepovich: Last territorial governor of Alaska
  • John Stockton: NBA all-time assists and steals record-holder and Hall of Famer
  • James Wickwire: Attorney and world-class mountain climber
  • Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justices: Hon. Mary Fairhurst, Hon. Debra Stephens
  • Marco Gonzales, starting pitcher, Seattle Mariners

President & University Leadership

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil. was inaugurated as Gonzaga’s 26th president in 2010. 

Learn more about Gonzaga’s governance structure and the individuals working together to fulfill the educational mission of the University.

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