Student Body / Enrollment

What is the total enrollment?


What is Gonzaga's undergraduate student population?


What is the size of your incoming freshmen class? (2022)


What is your average class size?


Student body ratio?

47% male / 52% female / 1% non-binary

In-State vs. Out-of-State students?

49% : 51%

Students from over 200 miles away?


Do you have to be Catholic to attend Gonzaga?

No. Students of all faith backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Approximately 41% of our students are Catholic, and daily masses are well-attended. The University also sponsors an Islamic prayer center, a weekly non-denominational worship service, a variety of religious clubs, and also has a Jewish Rabbi on its faculty. Our University Ministry staff includes a Protestant Minister as well.

What is your percentage of students-of-color?

Approximately 29% of Gonzaga's undergraduate population comes from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) offers many programs and support services for the student body.


What is the average GPA of incoming students?

3.71 (unweighted)

Mid-50% range 3.6-3.98 (Weighted)
Mid-50% range 3.53-3.90 (Unweighted)

Is Gonzaga test optional?

Gonzaga University will not require an SAT or ACT score for those applying for college admission. We will continue to review applications holistically, as described below. Students applying without a test have access to everything available to test-takers: admission, automatic merit scholarships, direct admission to nursing and engineering, the Honors Program, and other Gonzaga scholarships.

What is the average SAT score for admitted students?

Mid-50% range 1250-1390

What is the average ACT score for admitted students?

Mid-50% range 28-32

What is your acceptance rate?

67% (Average 2018-2020)

What are your application dates and deadlines for first-year students?

Fall Early Action (EA) Deadline: November 15
Regular Decision (RD) Deadline: February 1 
EA Fall Admission Decision Notification: Late December
RD Fall Admission Decision Notification: Late February

Spring Application Deadline: November 15
Spring Admission Decision Notification: Rolling

Learn more about our Fall and Spring deadlines for first-year and transfer students

What are your admission requirements?

Please visit our Admission Requirements page for high school applicants, or the Transfer page for more information. 

*Our Nursing major is considered a “direct-entry” program at Gonzaga, meaning that a student must declare the major on the application to be considered for that program. Nursing applicants must apply Early Action (Nov. 15) to be considered.

Does Gonzaga accept dual enrollment and/or Running Start Credit?

Yes. Review Gonzaga's Transfer Agreements & Transfer Credit Policies to learn more. 

To receive college credit for Running Start and Dual Enrollment courses, please arrange to have an official transcript from the institution awarding credit forwarded to the Office of Admission. This can be done after you have confirmed enrollment. Although we will accept most courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions, credit transfer evaluations are done on a course-by-course basis. Review our Transfer Credit Database* to learn how credits transfer from other colleges/universities.

*The equivalencies contained within the database serve as a guide to understanding how transfer credit may be accepted from other regionally accredited institutions. This database is ever-changing and course equivalencies listed in the guide are subject to change without notice. Students are encouraged to verify transfer equivalencies with the Office of Admission in advance. 

How does Gonzaga view an applicant who may be disciplined by their school for peaceful and lawful activism?

Please review our Statement on Peaceful, Lawful Activism by Applicants, Students, Faculty and Staff

Did I actually submit my Common Application?

View this step-by-step guide to make sure your application was submitted to Gonzaga.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

What percentage of students receive financial aid?


How much does it cost to attend Gonzaga?

Full-time (12-18 credits) Undergraduate Tuition: $47,560 per year
Part-time: $1,585 per credit hour
Meal Plan  - $6,270 per year 
Double occupancy room - $6,922 per year (weighted average of room options)
Miscellaneous Fees, Books, and Supplies: Varies

Learn more about Gonzaga's estimated costs

What is the average freshman financial aid package?


What is Gonzaga's FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) code? 


When do I submit my FAFSA?

FAFSA Filing Priority Consideration Dates:
The FAFSA should be available in December. We encourage families to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available.
First-year students: February 1 (priority)
Transfer Students: March 1

Can I get a part-time job while attending school full-time?

The Gonzaga Student Employment Office serves students seeking part-time employment during the academic year and full-time employment during the summer. Both on- and off-campus jobs are awarded as part of the financial aid package. However, many other on-campus job opportunities are available regardless of financial need (for example with Sodexo food services and/or individual departments).

What kind of scholarships does Gonzaga offer?

We offer both merit-based scholarships and need based scholarships. Learn more about undergraduate scholarship opportunities.


What is your student-to-faculty ratio?


What academic programs does Gonzaga offer?

Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 24 master's degrees, four doctoral degrees and a juris doctorate.
Explore our undergraduate programs here

How many full-time faculty members work at Gonzaga?


What percentage of your faculty have Ph.D.s or terminal degrees?


When do I declare a major? What if I don't know exactly what I want to do? 

Many Gonzaga students are not sure about their major field of study when they enter, and others change their minds—especially in their first year. We welcome explorers and have counseling to help students discover a career path. Students normally have until the end of their sophomore year to declare a major. Many students change majors after they are enrolled. Some fields (like nursing, engineering, and education) are less flexible than others. 

*Our engineering or nursing programs are direct-entry programs, so students interested in those fields must declare the major on their application to be considered for that program. 

Does Gonzaga have core curriculum requirements for all students?

Yes. All students, regardless of their major, must complete the University Core Curriculum. Students may spread out the Core over their four years at Gonzaga, but most take both English classes, speech and their first philosophy class during the first year.


What is the four-year graduation rate at Gonzaga?

80% (2016 cohort) | National Average 41%

What is Gonzaga's retention rate?

92% (2019-20)

What percentage of your students are employed after graduation? 

94% (class of 2019) are employed, in graduate school, or in service opportunities 6-months after graduation (NACE Standards)

#1 in the state of Washington for graduates finding jobs (Zippia.com)

What are Gonzaga's top 10 employers (via LinkedIn)?

Gonzaga University, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, US Army, Providence Health & Services, Spokane Public Schools, Nordstrom, University of Washington, and Nike are Gonzaga's top employers. With such a geographically diverse student body, there are over 2,000 employers that have hired Zags from around the world.

What percentage of Gonzaga students study abroad?


Find out more about rankings and recognition here.

Clery Act

The Office of Campus Security and Public Safety coordinates efforts to maintain federal Clery Act compliance.  Access to Clery crime information and university safety procedures can be found at gonzaga.edu/clery. A paper copy of the report is available upon request at 509-313-2224.