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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 6- Gonzaga University

Zig 'zag'ging across the country naturally brings us to Spokane. A school that has made a name for themselves in men's and women's basketball but should not be over looked for excellent academics in beautiful eastern Washington state. Famous alumni include Bing Crosby, John Stockton of the short shorts NBA era, and Christine Gregoire , former Gov of Washington State.



Gonzaga University is a private Jesuit school in Spokane, Washington. Here are some unique features of Gonzaga University:

  • Jesuit education: Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic university dedicated to educating the whole person - body, mind, and soul. This means that Gonzaga University provides a holistic education that emphasizes the development of the whole person.

  • Strong academic programs: Gonzaga University offers undergraduate studies in more than 90 fields, about 20 master’s degree programs, a doctoral program in education, and professional degrees in law, divinity, and pastoral ministry. The university is comprised of seven colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Nursing & Human Physiology, School of Leadership Studies, and the School of Law.

  • Research opportunities: Gonzaga University encourages students to learn by doing and offers opportunities for academic research, real-world design projects, or internships. Seventy-eight percent of Gonzaga students complete one of these opportunities.

  • Small class sizes: Gonzaga University has an average class size of twenty-three, and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1. This means that students receive personalized attention from their professors.

  • Big school spirit: Gonzaga University has a strong sense of community and school spirit. Everyone associated with the University is proud to be a Zag. The university has 16 men's and women's varsity sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.

Overall, Gonzaga University offers a Jesuit education, strong academic programs, research opportunities, small class sizes, and a strong sense of community and school spirit.


The acceptance rate at Gonzaga University for the Class of 2025 was 76%. The average SAT score for students who are accepted is between 1210-1380. Gonzaga University offers early action, early decision, and regular decision application options, with deadlines in December and January.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.gonzaga.edu/admission Go Zags!


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