At a Glance - GU Facts & Figures

Gonzaga University – A Catholic Liberal Arts Education

Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts college located in Spokane, Washington. Providing a Catholic liberal arts education, we are dedicated to the Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic ideals of educating the mind, body and spirit to create men and women for others. Located on the north bank of the Spokane River, Gonzaga University inspires and transforms people to shape a better world through education, character, service and faith.

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 104
Campus Size 152 Acres
Pronunciation Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh

Gonzaga University Enrollment 2016-17
Total Enrollment 7,501
Undergraduate Students 5,210
New Freshmen 1,257
Master’s Students
Doctoral Students
1,975 (total)
Law Students 316
Non-Credit Students 216

2017 Incoming Freshmen Class Average GPA & Test Scores
Average GPA 3.78
Average SAT Critical Reading Score 629
Average SAT Math Score 628
Average SAT Composite Score 1257
Average ACT Score 27.92
Students of Color 26%

75 fields of undergraduate study, 23 master's degrees, three doctoral degrees and a juris doctorate: College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business Administration
School of Education
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Nursing and Human Physiology
School of Professional Studies
School of Law
Average Class Size 24
Student/Faculty Ratio 12 to 1
Full-time Faculty Members 441
Staff Members 852
Percent of Classes Taught by Professors 100%
Percent of faculty with a terminal degree in their area of teaching 85%

Costs & Budget
Total Budget $292 million
Total Salaries $99.5 million
Undergraduate Tuition (2016-17, annually) $40,540
Cost per Undergraduate Credit $1,100
Cost per Graduate Credit $700-$1,000 depending on program
Cost per Doctoral Credit $955-$1,015 depending on program
Cost per Law School Credit $1,285
Room and Board $11,258 (on average)

Financial Aid
Institutional Aid to Undergraduate Students $87.1 million
Federal Aid to Students $63.3 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 24
Spiritual retreats offered annually 17
Students (on average) who attend weekly religious services on campus 700
Hours of community service annually 100,000+

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
Women's Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
Student-athletes named to WCC Commissioners Honor Roll 218
Intramural Sports / Events 30 (58% of students participate)

Notable Alumni
Frank Burgess - late federal judge and former Gonzaga basketball national record holder
Tony Canadeo - late NFL Hall of Fame member
Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D. - Joint staff surgeon at the Pentagon, and chief medical adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Bing Crosby - late actor and crooner
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
Carl Maxey - late Spokane attorney and civil rights leader
Carl Pohlad - late Minnesota Twins owner
Michael Stepovich - last territorial governor of Alaska
John Stockton - NBA all-time assists and steals record-holder
James Wickwire - attorney and world-class mountain climber
Barbara Madsen, Mary Fairhurst , Debra Stephens - sitting Washington State Supreme Court justices

President's Cabinet
Thayne McCulloh President
Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak Interim Academic Vice President
Charles J. Murphy Vice President for Finance
Judi Biggs Garbuio Vice President for Student Development
Maureen McGuire General Counsel
Patrick Lee, S.J. Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Joseph Poss Vice President for University Advancement
Mike Roth Athletic Director
John Sklut Chief of Staff / Interim Vice President for Policy and Administration
Frank Case, S.J. Vice President of the University
Kirk J. Wood-Gaines Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Raymond Reyes Associate Academic Vice President / Chief Diversity Officer
Joseph P. Smith Associate Vice President for Finance
Borre B. Ulrichsen Chief Information Officer
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 328-4220
(800) 986-9585