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Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington, United States
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.



What began as a land purchase in 1887 with $936 in silver dollars to establish Gonzaga College and a first class of 18 students has transformed into a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts university with more than 7,800 students.


Gonzaga offers seven undergraduate degrees in 43 majors, 26 master’s degrees, one Ph.D. and one Juris Doctor through the School of Law.

The average undergraduate class size is 23 and the student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Gonzaga also offers study abroad programs in over 20 countries, including our longest-running and most popular program, Gonzaga-in-Florence.


Research in the sciences at Gonzaga University covers a broad range of topics. In addition to the traditional definitions of the disciplines, we offer cutting-edge research at the interface of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

The Biology Department at Gonzaga University maintains a 920 sq. ft. greenhouse, with one growing room, located on the south end of Hughes Hall.

The greenhouse serves three missions: housing a teaching collection of plants, providing growing space for student projects and materials for teaching labs, and providing growing space for faculty research projects.


Because we believe that Gonzaga University students have the potential to meet the profound needs of a complex and ever-changing world,

we help them clarify and attain their educational and career goals

1) developing a collaborative, community-wide network of career educators

2) offering relevant and meaningful services and programs to foster and support their success

3) teaching them how to navigate lifelong career development.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Library services

  • Foley Center Library: The Foley Center is home to the Graduate and Undergraduate general library, the University's Special Collections and Jesuit Oregon Province Archives.
  • Chastek Law Library: Chastek Library is housed inside the Gonzaga Law School
  • Gonzaga in Florence Library: Located in Florence, Italy 

Medical services

Our Board Certified Family Physicians, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Counselors are here to give you our expertise and care in a confidential setting.

Our clinicians are able to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, provide psychological counseling, and support students with long-term health concerns.

Student Life

Campus life

The Gonzaga University Campus includes 105 buildings and over 152 acres of landscaped grounds. Among these buildings are several new buildings, including a new tennis and golf practice facility and a new bookstore.

A new University Center will house the Center for Global Engagement, the Campus Ministry offices, the Center for Community Action and Service Learning, the Unity Multicultural Education Center, a student leadership center, student government offices, multiple meeting rooms and lounges, a branch bank, a ballroom, as well as multiple food venues. 

Sports facilities

  • The Charlotte Y. Martin Centre is the home of Gonzaga volleyball.
  • The Rudolf Fitness Center is a 38,000 sq. ft. facility with cardiovascular and weight areas containing a full line of Olympic benches, dumbbells, Hammer Strength equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, versaclimber, bikes, and steppers with 14 televisions.
  • The McCarthey Athletic Center is home to the Gonzaga men's and women's basketball teams.
  • Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field became the home of Gonzaga baseball.
  • Luger Field is home to Gonzaga’s Men’s and Women’s soccer programs.
  • The Stevens Center, Gonzaga University’s new state-of-the-art indoor tennis and golf facility.

Student clubs

The Gonzaga Student Body Association, or GSBA, represents the voice of the students on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

GSBA, which is made up of students that are both elected officers and appointed staff members, provides many different types of opportunities for fellow students across campus.

Gonzaga Student Bar Association

Under the auspices of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the Gonzaga University School of Law supports a variety of student groups. The SBA is an adjunct of the American Bar Association and serves the interests of all law-school students.  


Gonzaga University is accredited, as an institution, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Spokane, Washington, United States

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