Gonzaga University (GU)

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Gonzaga University can be found in Spokane, WA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. GU has an enrollment of over seven thousand students.

Most of the students getting into Gonzaga University earned an SAT score within the range of 1200 - 1360, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 25 - 30. We were able to estimate the Gonzaga University (GU) average GPA (3.42 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 62% of all those who apply are granted admission to GU, from which 22% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .gonzaga.edu.

Overall Gonzaga University (GU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Gonzaga University was reported as 61.9% in Fall 2020 with over 9,260 applications submitted to Gonzaga University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • GU ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • GU Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Gonzaga University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Gonzaga University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gonzaga University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.3%
  • 2017-2018: 64.8%
  • 2018-2019: 65.6%
  • 2019-2020: 61.9%
  • Projected GU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 59.7%

How Does Gonzaga University (GU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for GU is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Whitworth University91.4%
Lewis-Clark State College99.8%
Whitman College56.0%
Eastern Oregon University98.0%
University of Washington-Bothell Campus74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Gonzaga University (GU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 670
Math600 - 690
Total Score1200 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math25 - 29
Composite Score25 - 30
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