502 East Boone Avenue Spokane, WA USA 99258
Founded in 1887, Gonzaga University is a private Catholic institution located in Spokane, Washington. True to its Jesuit heritage, Gonzaga is defined by its commitment to social justice, service, and excellence in academics. The university is open to students of all faiths. Notable alumni include Otter Products CEO Jim Parke, Grammy Award-winning singer Bing Crosby, and former Speaker of the House Tom Foley.
Ranked 80 in the nation, Gonzaga’s acceptance rate is 73%, and its graduation rate is 86.7%. Gonzaga’s undergraduate tuition is $49,800 per year, plus fees; its graduate tuition is $17,675 per year, plus fees. The university offers 49 undergraduate programs and 49 certifications, plus 30 graduate programs. A total of 7,295 students are enrolled. Gonzaga follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Gonzaga’s campus includes over 150 acres of green lawns and red brick buildings. While it does experience Washington’s rain, the campus is located on the “sunny,” or less rainy, side of the state. Students can choose from more than 95 organizations and clubs, and more than 60% of students participate in intramural sports. The Bulldogs of Gonzaga are part of the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. The men’s basketball team is a popular attraction, and it has won over 90% of its games. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, but on-campus housing isn’t guaranteed for all four years. For those preparing to enter the priesthood, Gonzaga collaborates with Bishop White Seminary to offer specialized theology courses. The Gonzaga University School of Law is one of only three law schools in the state of Washington, and it has produced multiple state Supreme Court justices. Off campus, students enjoy Spokane and its 100-acre Riverfront Park. Popular activities include ice skating, hiking, and biking. The city of Spokane also offers diverse entertainment, shopping, and dining options.
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