What Are the Demographics of Gonzaga University?


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With 4,837 undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2014 and 7,423 students altogether, Gonzaga University boasts a fairly diverse student population. More than 20 religious faiths are represented among the student body, and $72.9 million was distributed among undergraduates in financial aid.

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Although the majority of undergraduate students attending Gonzaga refer to themselves as white or Caucasian (72.5%), 222 students consider themselves Asian, 257 identify as belonging to two or more races, 450 recognize themselves as Hispanic and 51 identify as black or African-American. The remaining student population identifies as Pacific Islander (12), American Indian (27) or have not officially identified their racial or ethnic background (196). Additionally, 2.4% of the students at Gonzaga are non-resident aliens.

In addition to undergraduate studies, the university boasts significant enrollment in their masters, doctoral, and law programs, in addition to offering non-credit classes.

Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts college in Spokane, Washington. Rooted in a Catholic belief system, the university adheres to its Jesuit humanistic ideals of educating the mind, body and spirit. The average class size at Gonzaga University consists of 23 students, with a student to faculty ratio of 11:5 to 1. Professors teach 100 percent of the classes at Gonzaga.

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