Gonzaga University: Narrative Description

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502 East Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
Tel: (509)328-4220
Free: 800-322-2584
Admissions: (509)323-6591
Fax: (509)324-5780
E-mail: [email protected]gonzaga.edu
Web Site: http://www.gonzaga.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1887. Setting: 94-acre urban campus. Endowment: $95 million. Research spending 2003-04: $316,734. Educational spending 2003-04: $15,602 per student. Total enrollment: 6,016. Faculty: 266 (258 full-time, 8 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3,867 applied, 80% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 10 National Merit Scholars, 24 class presidents, 308 student government officers. Full-time: 3,943 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 167 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 36 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0.1% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $28,768 includes full-time tuition ($21,730), mandatory fees ($388), and college room and board ($6650). College room only: $3240. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 69 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Body Association, Search, Circle K, Encore, Knights and Setons. Major annual events: new student orientation events, Spring Formal, Aprilfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,130 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ralph E. and Helen Higgins Foley Center plus 1 other with 228,622 books, 562,255 microform titles, 1,435 serials, 2,617 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.2 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Spokane Falls Community College.

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