Facts & Statistics
Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 0%
Asian American: 5%
Native American: 1%
The gay and lesbian presence on campus is not a major one. There is HERO (a gay-straight alliance club), which sponsors awareness and activism events throughout the year. While incidents of discrimination are fairy minimal, there is still an ongoing debate about what the relationship between the school and openly gay groups should be. This is either reassuring or shocking, depending on your view.
Gonzaga students come from all areas of the political spectrum. The average student is slightly left of center, but there are also far more politically and socially conservative people here than average. While there is a good amount of discussion and debate, Gonzaga students will rarely make news or raise eyebrows for their political activism or passion.
Gonzaga students come from a wide variety of economic backgrounds, many aided by the school’s generous financial aid packages. Nevertheless, as with most private universities, there are many whose family pocketbooks run deep.
Most Common Religions
Most of the student body are Roman Catholic, and it shows. There are numerous extracurricular programs, retreats, and events of an explicitly religious (usually Catholic) nature. While other religions or agnosticism are also treated as normal, there's no escaping the fact that Gonzaga is, fundamentally, a Catholic school. If you find this troubling, you probably won't enjoy your time here.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are a good number of minority clubs on campus, but few pull much weight in the campus scene. Apart from the HPIC (Hawaiian-Pacific Islanders Club) luau and the International Student Union dinner, minority clubs are, well, a minority.