National Rankings

Students who stay through graduation

Students who succeed after graduation

  • More than 93% of Gonzaga's 2017 graduates are employed, continuing their education, serving as volunteers, or in the military

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 most environmentally responsible colleges (The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges)
  • Gonzaga ranks No. 13 in the nation among its peers for the total number of students studying abroad in 2016-17; 693 Zags studied abroad in 2016-17, including 619 undergraduates. Half of GU undergraduates study abroad before they graduate. (Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report)

A university that excels

Schools and programs that lead

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science is No. 18 (tie) best undergraduate engineering program nationwide among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • Finance concentration in the MBA program is No. 18 in the nation for specialty finance programs (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools, 2017)
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center/ Gonzaga University Nurse Anesthesia program ranked as No. 18 (tie) graduate nurse anesthesia program in the nation (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools, 2017)
  • Graduate Accounting program ranked No. 16 in the nation (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools, 2017)

An education of value

  • No. 6 best value in the West (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • Among the best-value private colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest, and the No. 8 best private university in the nation for merit aid (Money Magazine, 2016)
  • 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