Rankings & Recognition

Aerial view of campus looking south, featuring College Hall and St. Aloysious church

Gonzaga once again ranked among the Top 100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, among other accolades.

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. 11 in the nation among doctorate-granting universities for the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad in 2018-19, totaling 63%. (Institute of Education Open Doors Report, 2019)

A university that excels

  • Ranked in the top 20%, moving up a spot to 79th among National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • No. 13 for best undergraduate teaching, among National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • Ranked at 142nd for Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • No. 1 Best Value College in Washington (Niche, 2022)

Alumni who give back