National Rankings

Students who stay through graduation

Students who succeed after graduation

  • Approximately 95.5% of Gonzaga's 2019 graduates are employed, continuing their education, or serving as volunteers (2019 First Destination Survey Report, June 2020)
  • 92% of Gonzaga graduates are employed 10 years after graduation, No. 1 among colleges and universities in the state of Washington for alumni getting a job in 2020 (Zippia)

Students who participate

  • No. 13 for “Most Politically Active Students” (The Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back, 2016)
  • No. 4 for “Students Pack the Stadiums” (The Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back, 2016)
  • No. 8 for “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports”(The Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back, 2016)
  • Among the nation’s 416 most environmentally responsible colleges (Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, 2021.) 
  • Gonzaga ranks No. 20 in the nation among doctorate-granting universities for the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad in 2017-18, totaling 56.3%. (Institute of Education Open Doors Report, 2019)

A university that excels

  • Ranked in the top 21% — 80th among National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • Ranked in the top 5% for best undergraduate teaching, among National Universities, at 18th (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • Ranked in the top 13% for best colleges for veterans, at 50th (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • Included among the 300-plus “best and most interesting” U.S., Canadian, British and Irish colleges and universities (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021)
  • Best schools for veterans, their spouses and military families (2020-21 Military Friendly)
  • Ranked among the 100 "Best Colleges and Universities for Veterans for 2020" (College Consensus 2020
  • Named to Princeton Review's "The Best 386 Colleges" (2021)

Schools and programs that lead

An education of value

  • No. 21 best value among private universities in the nation (Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, 2019). Kiplinger’s also ranks Gonzaga the 62nd best value among all colleges and universities (public and private) nationwide.
  • No. 62 best value among all colleges and universities (public and private) nationwide (Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, 2019)
  • Named to Money’s “2020 Best Colleges” list based on value. 
  • Among the nation's best-value universities for students seeking outstanding academics and superb career preparation at an affordable price with generous financial aid (Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back, 2018)

Alumni who give back