Facts and Figures

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: 103
  • Campus Size: 152 acres
  • Pronunciation: Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh

Gonzaga University Enrollment 2018-19

  • Total Enrollment: 7,566
  • Undergraduate Students: 5,320
  • New Freshmen: 1,202
  • Master's Students: 1,601 (included 13 post-baccalaureate students)
  • Doctoral Students: 293
  • Law Students: 352
  • Non-Credit Students: 228 (Wokshop/Sabbatical/Cont. Ed, ELC, UW Medical)

2018 Incoming Freshmen Class Average GPA & Test Scores

  • Average GPA: 3.78
  • Average SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 630
  • Average SAT Math: 630
  • Average SAT Score: 1,260
  • Average ACT Score: 28
  • Percentage Students of Color: 27%


15 undergraduate degrees through 53 majors, 54 minors and 37 concentrations; 22 master's programs and five doctorate degrees, in college and six schools:

Academic Stats

  • Average Class Size: 23
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Full-time Faculty Members: 434
  • Staff Members: 828
  • Percent of Classes Taught by Professors: 100%
  • Percent of faculty with a terminal degree in their area of teaching: 83%

Costs & Budget FY2018-19

  • Total Budget: $313.3 million
  • Total Salaries: $101.3 million
  • Undergraduate Tuition (2018-19, annually): $42,370
  • Cost per Undergraduate Credit: $1,160
  • Cost per Graduate Credit: $700-$1,1020 depending on program
  • Cost per Doctoral Credit: $955-$1,020 depending on program
  • Cost per Law School Credit: $1,350
  • Room and Board: $11,550 (on average)

Financial Aid

  • Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students: $87 million
  • Federal Aid to Students: $63 million
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $26,856
  • Average percent of Need Met: 80%
  • Percent of Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Religious Distribution

  • 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, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
  • Men's basketball: National Championship game and Final Four Appearance in 2017, 20 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including 3 Elite Eight and 8 Sweet 16 games
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Boxing: 1950 National co-Champions, including individual titles by Carl Maxey and Eli Thomas
  • Women's basketball: 9 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 4 Sweet 16 and 1 Elite Eight games; 5 WNIT appearances
  • Student-athletes named to WCC Commissioners Honor Roll: 218
  • Intramural Sports: 30 (58% of students participate)

Notable Alumni

  • 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
  • Hon. Barbara Madsen, Hon. Mary Fairhurst, Hon. Debra Stephens: Washington State Supreme Court justices
  • Marco Gonzales, starting pitcher, Seattle Mariners

President & Cabinet

  • Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President
  • James Angelosante, Vice President for Administration
  • Judi Biggs Garbuio, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Development
  • Frank Case, S.J., Vice President
  • Pat Lee, S.J., Vice President for Mission & Ministry
  • Beth J. Martin, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Senior Vice President
  • Maureen McGuire, J.D., General Counsel
  • Charles J. Murphy,Chief Strategy Officer
  • Joseph Poss, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Raymond F. Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Mike Roth, Athletic Director
  • John D. Sklut, J.D., Chief of Staff 
  • Joseph P. Smith,Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Borre Ulrichsen, Chief Information Officer
  • Michelle Wheatly, S.J., Acting Vice President for Mission & Ministry

Facts & Figures


Average GPA of incoming students


Graduation rate in West


Classes taught by faculty


Undergraduate fields of study