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 2020

  • 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)

2020 Incoming Freshmen Class Average GPA & Test Scores

  • Average GPA: 3.67
  • Average SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 627
  • Average SAT Math: 629
  • Average SAT Score: 1,256
  • Average ACT Score: 28
  • Percentage Students of Color: 28%

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 (2020-21 Fiscal Year)

  • Total Budget: $304.7 million
  • Total Salaries: $106.7 million
  • Undergraduate Tuition (2018-19, annually): $46,060
  • Cost per Undergraduate Credit: $1,255
  • Cost per Graduate Credit: $585-$1,030 depending on program
  • Cost per Doctoral Credit: $1.030-$1,055 depending on program
  • Cost per Law School Credit: $1,490
  • Room and Board: $12,350 (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, 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

Athletics

  • Division: NCAA Division I
  • Athletic Conference: West Coast Conference
  • Nickname: Bulldogs (Zags)
  • Mascot: Spike
  • Intercollegiate Sports: 18
  • Men's Sports: National Championship game and Final Four Appearance in 2017, 21 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including 3 Elite Eight and 8 Sweet 16 games
  • 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
  • Women's basketball: 9 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 4 Sweet 16 and 1 Elite Eight games; 5 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 & Cabinet

  • Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President
  • Julia Bjordahl, Executive Assistant to the President 
  • James Angelosante, Vice President for Administration 
  • Deena J. González, Ph.D., Provost & Senior Vice President 
  • Maureen McGuire, J.D., General Counsel 
  • Charles J. Murphy, Chief Strategy Officer 
  • Joseph Poss, Vice President for University Advancement 
  • Mike Roth, Athletic Director 
  • Charlita Shelton, Special Consultant to the President/COVID-19 Compliance Officer 
  • John D. Sklut, J.D., Chief of Staff 
  • Joseph P. Smith, Chief Financial Officer 
  • Michelle Wheatley, Vice President for Mission & Ministry


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