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Gonzaga University, Spokane

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Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Gonzaga University (also known as Gonzaga or GU) is a private Catholic university in Spokane, Washington. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1887 by Joseph Cataldo, an Italian-born priest and missionary with the Society of Jesus, the university is named for the young Jesuit saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The campus houses 105 buildings on 152 acres (62 ha) of grassland alongside the Spokane River, in a residential setting one-half-mile (800 m) from downtown Spokane.

The university grants bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its seven colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law, School of Nursing & Human Physiology, and the School of Leadership Studies.
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  • Be sure to see Bing Crosby’s house. The Jundt Art Gallery is stunning to see the Spokane River and Chihuly’s fabulous red chandelier!  more »
  • If you want to see what Higher Ed is supposed to look like, go no further! See college life up close, or come during the summer and enjoy a park like setting.  more »
  • Although Gonzaga has nearly doubled in size over the past 25 years, it has retained its core values and community feel. The campus is immaculate and ever expanding. The faculty is tremendous. Still a great place to get a quality education. Undergrad programs are some of the best in the region. The Law School is highly respected. GU is so much more than just a basketball team.
  • I really liked the school (when we did a visit). Seems like a place that students can focus without a lot of outside distraction. Sad to hear how hard it is to get to a basketball game. And seems to be little to no support for club sports (namely the hockey team).

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