Gonzaga University


City: Spokane, Washington
Country: United States
Province: Oregon Province
General Information
Type: University
Founded: 1887
Named after: St. Aloysius Gonzaga (patron saint of youth)
President: Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.
Faculty: 348
Staff: 648
Students: 6,736
Campus: 94 buildings, 134 acres
Athletics: 7 men's and women's NCAA division I
Mascot: Bulldogs (Zags)
Colors: Blue, Red, White
Conference: West Coast Conference
Tuition/fees: $26,120
Address & Contact Information
Address: East 502 Boone Avenue
City: Spokane
State/Province: Washington
Postal code: 99258-0001
Country: United States

Gonzaga University is a private Jesuit university located in the United States in Spokane, Washington. Founded in 1887 by the Society of Jesus, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is named after the patron saint of youth, St. Aloysius Gonzaga. The campus has 87 buildings across 108 acres (437,000 m²) of grass land along the Spokane River, in a residential setting half a mile (800 m) from downtown Spokane. The university was founded by Father Joseph Cataldo, SJ, an Italian born priest and missionary who wished to create a Catholic school in the Northwest for the local Native Americans at the time.

Gonzaga's liberal arts tradition lies in its core curriculum, which integrates philosophy, religious studies, mathematics, literature, natural and social sciences, and extensive writing in each major discipline. In addition, Gonzaga offers programs in preparation for professional schools in education, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing and veterinary Medicine. Gonzaga also sponsors an Army ROTC program which has ranked best in the Western Region two consecutive years and is routinely ranked in the top 5 of the nation. Students may study abroad at Gonzaga's campus in Florence, Italy, or at other programs in England, France, Spain, Japan, China and Mexico. Biology majors have options for field studies in Australia, Baja-Mexico, British West Indies, Costa Rica, Kenya, and South Africa.

The annual 2006-07 budget is listed on the university's website as being $120.64 million, with an annual payroll of $57.44 million. Average class size is 21, and there are 348 employed faculty. There are 44 Jesuits on campus, 24 employed by the University. There are 637 non-faculty employees. Enrollment in totality is estimated to be about 6,469 (about 4,150 undergraduate) students. Gonzaga's Law School is one of three law schools in Washington state. According to U.S. News & World Report, Gonzaga's law school routinely ranks in either the third or fourth tiers. Gonzaga University has been ranked 3rd in the U.S. News rankings for Universities-Master's in the West.

Law school Main article: Gonzaga University School of Law Gonzaga's Law School is one of three law schools in Washington state, the other two being the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law. U.S. News & World Report, currently ranks Gonzaga's law school in the third tier.

Gonzaga has been known for having a traditionally strong men's basketball team. Known as the bulldogs, Gonzaga has been known over the past 10 years for having one of the most winning programs in the country.

Contact Information

East 502 Boone Avenue; Spokane, Washington 99258-0001. 1-800-986-9585

External links

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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Gonzaga_University. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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