Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, offers undergraduate and graduate programs through various colleges and schools, namely; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law, School of Nursing & Human Physiology and School of Professional Studies.

  • Average Tution USD 53,415
  • Acceptance Rate 68%
  • Students 7,352
  • International Students 1.8%
  • Total Cost USD 53,984
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1

School Description

Gonzaga University was founded in 1887. Gonzaga College started in 1881, with only $936 in hard silver dollars to its name. Gonzaga’s founder, Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., bought 320 acres of land and within six years the College officially welcomed “young Scholastics, whose ambition was to become priests”. In the academic year 1887-88, it gained university status and had an enrollment of 18 boys and young men. Today it has evolved in to a private institution for higher education, with 105 buildings spanning the 131 acre campus. The academic year 2013-14 had an enrollment of 7,691 students, including both men and women.

Gonzaga operates on the motto; ‘Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam’, which translates to ‘For the greater glory of God’. The university provides a Catholic liberal arts education and commits itself to the Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic ideals of education, which emphasize on integrating science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation. The University also offers numerous athletic opportunities to its students on various levels; intramural, club and NCCA Division I. These events see participation from 60 percent of the student population. Student athletes also partake in the West Coast Conference in volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, baseball, rowing, tennis, golf and track.

Bachelor Programs

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Art History

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Biology

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Business

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Chinese

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Communication

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Dance

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Economics

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Education

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Engineering

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    English

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Enterprise

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Finance

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    French

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    History

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Human Resources

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Information Management

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee
  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    International Business

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Laws

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Management

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Marketing

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Music

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Nursing

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Physics

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Political Science

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Psychology

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Spanish

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 38,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

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  • SchoolApply Ranking 239
  • Forbes (USA) 161

Facts

  • Minimum GPA 3.20
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1150
  • Minimum ACT 23
  • Average SAT Score 1195

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    Established in 1887

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    Gonzaga University played American Rugby on its campus, for the first time, on Thanksgiving day 1892, in front of 500 fans.

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          • 2005-2008, MAOD

            A quality education provided by an exceptional support staff and faculty.

            Commitment to society on a whole, while attending to individual needs and personal growth.

          • 2009-2012, Master of Art in Organizational Leadership

            Well rounded virtual education!

            Looking for small virtual classes with people all over the world? Every course I took was taught by someone I greatly respected. Throughout my masters program I found each course applicable to the workplace. I continue to reflect on and leverage the teachings. I've kept the books and use them as resources. I looked at many programs before selecting the Gonzaga program. I'm very happy with my choice.

          • 2013 -2018, Doctor of Nursing Practice

            Outstanding Education

            I find the rapport with fellow students and faculty enhances the educational experience.