When Gonzaga College opened on September 17, 1887, there were seven students enrolled. They included boys from Spokane Falls; Fort Sherman and Lewiston, Idaho; Salem, Oregon; and even one from California.
Gonzaga offers 16 undergraduate degrees through 49 majors, 58 minors and 49 concentrations, 24 master’s degrees and 5 doctoral-level degrees.:
Career and Professional Development Vision Statement
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 by:
Gonzaga Student Body Association is committed to helping students.
Through programs, sponsorships, events, and other academic and social activities, GSBA strives to meet the student's needs. Gonzaga Activities Board (GAB) offers an array of events, from weekly coffeehouse artists, to guest speakers and lectures, and even big name concerts like Nappy Roots, Yellowcard and Ben Folds. GSBA also offers everyday programs the Wall, and much more! Most importantly, GSBA acts as the voice of the students to the administration. GSBA prides itself on a strong relationship with the faculty and administration which helps students' voice their concerns and suggestions.
Health & Counseling Services functions as your healthcare provider’s office and counseling center. The Health & Counseling Services staff have a strong focus on wellness and want you to fully benefit from Gonzaga’s Jesuit education.
When it comes to university campuses, Gonzaga's has a pretty special mix that's hard to find anywhere else. Our campus includes handsome classic brick buildings and brand new, state-of the art facilities.
Gonzaga is located in Spokane, a city that National Geographic Traveler magazine named one of the "Best Cities in the United States." It's a city that is large enough to have plenty going on year-round, and yet small enough to be friendly, affordable, and easy to explore. Eastern Washington and the nearby Idaho panhandle region boast a jaw-dropping landscape of rivers, lakes, mountains, and desert, with four beautiful seasons. We are on the "sunny side" of the state, with far less rain than western Washington.
Gonzaga University is accredited, as an institution, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a judgment by a regional accreditation body that we are carrying out our mission. Internally, it is a process that helps us to identify our successes and our failures with the goal of continuous improvement in serving our students and our other constituents.