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: 100
  • Campus Size: 150 acres
  • Pronunciation: Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh

Gonzaga University Enrollment Fall 2023

  • Total Enrollment: 7,306
  • Undergraduate Students: 5,163
  • New First Year Students: 1,254
  • Master's Students: 1,330 (included 9 post-baccalaureate students)
  • Doctoral Students: 259
  • Law Students: 554
  • Non-Credit Students: 259 (Workshop/Sabbatical/Cont. Ed, ELC, UW Medical)
  • Percentage Students of Color: 37%

Incoming Freshmen Class Average GPA & Test Scores

  • Average Unweighted GPA: 3.73
  • Average SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 647
  • Average SAT Math: 649
  • Average SAT Score: 1,296
  • Average ACT Score: 28

* Gonzaga University has a test-optional policy

See the latest rankings and recognition GU has received from from sources like U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and more.

Academics: Degrees, Programs, and Schools/College

Gonzaga offers 16 undergraduate degrees through 53 majors, 68 minors and 73 concentrations; 23 master’s programs; and five doctorate degrees.

Academics: Class Size and Faculty Information

  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Full-time Faculty Members: 464
  • Percent of faculty with a terminal degree in their area of teaching: 90%
  • Staff Members: 857

Costs & Budget 

  • Total Budget: $381.0 million
  • Total Salaries: $131.0 million
  • Undergraduate Annual Tuition 2023-2024: $52,540
  • Cost per Undergraduate Credit: $1,750
  • Cost per Graduate Credit: $680-$1,140 depending on program
  • Cost per Doctoral Credit: $1,140 per credit
  • Cost per Law School Credit: $1,752
  • Room and Board: $15,080 (on average)

Financial Aid

  • Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students: $134,530,094
  • Federal Aid to All Students: $64,470,123
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $35,911
  • Average percent of need met: 77%
  • Percent of Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Religious, Faith, and Community Service Statistics

  • Number of faiths represented on campus: 32
  • Spiritual retreats offered annually: 11
  • Masses and other faith services offered annually on campus: 199
  • Hours of student-provided community service annually: 87,363


  • 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, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field 
  • Men's basketball: 24 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including two National Championship games, two Final Four, six Elite Eight and 12 Sweet 16 games
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor 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: 285
  • Intramural Sports and Events: 16 (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
  • Domantas Sabonis, starting center, Sacramento Kings (NBA)
  • James Wickwire: Attorney and world-class mountain climber
  • Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justices: Late Hon. Mary Fairhurst, Hon. Barbara Madsen, Hon. Debra Stephens
  • Marco Gonzales, starting pitcher, Seattle Mariners (MLB)

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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