Gonzaga University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Gonzaga University was founded in 1887 by the Society of Jesus, a Catholic order of priests and brothers. It was the first university established in the Pacific Northwest. The Jesuit mission of Gonzaga is to provide a faith-based learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their full potential through academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to others.

The university has seen much growth and development over the past 130 years. In 1909, Gonzaga moved from its original location on Spokane’s South Hill to its current campus on the north side of town. This move allowed for continued expansion and enrollment growth. In 1926, Gonzaga College became Gonzaga University and began offering graduate degrees in 1929. The university has since grown to include more than 7,000 students and offers more than 80 undergraduate majors as well as more than 35 graduate programs.

Gonzaga has also become a leader in social justice initiatives, with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism work on campus. The university has taken steps toward creating an environment where all members of the community can feel welcomed and respected regardless of their race or ethnicity. Gonzaga’s commitment to social justice is reflected in its curriculum offerings as well as its student organizations that focus on issues such as immigration rights and gender equality.

Gonzaga University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Gonzaga University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Gonzaga University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Gonzaga University is a private Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington. Founded in 1887, it is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The school has an enrollment of 7,743 students from all over the world, representing 46 states and 66 countries. Gonzaga has an acceptance rate of 82%, with a total of 8,721 applications for the fall 2020 semester. Of those accepted, about 88% were from Washington state and 12% were from out-of-state locations. About 59% of accepted students are female and 41% are male. The middle 50% SAT range is 1170–1330 and the middle 50% ACT range is 25–30. The average GPA for incoming freshmen is 3.69 and about 40 percent of incoming freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The average cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate student at Gonzaga University was $51,968 for the 2020–2021 academic year. This includes tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal expenses, transportation costs to and from campus as well as other miscellaneous expenses such as laundry or entertainment costs. Financial aid is available to help cover these costs with scholarships, grants or loans; however students are encouraged to apply early to ensure they receive the best possible aid package that meets their individual needs.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 64%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 64%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 6,258
Female applicants 3,386
Male applicants 2,872
Applicants accepted 3,977
Female applicants accepted 2,256
Male applicants accepted 1,721
Freshman enrollment 1,119
Female freshman enrollment 583
Male freshman enrollment 536
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 536
Students accepting place on wait list 207
Students accepted from wait list 46

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 84%
SAT Critical Reading average score 595
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-640
SAT Math average score 605
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 560-660
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 53%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 25-29
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A