Gonzaga University is a private, four-year comprehensive university. Gonzaga's educational philosophy is based on the 450-year Ignatian model that aims to educate the whole person - mind, body and spirit - an integration of science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation. At Gonzaga, "cura personalis," or care for the individual, is our guiding theme.
Gonzaga was founded in 1887, and enrolls about 5,400 students in 92 undergraduate and 21 graduate programs. The Gonzaga School of Law is one of three in the state of Washington. Located in Spokane, Wash., Gonzaga's campus is situated on 108 acres along the beautiful Spokane River, within a 10-minute walk of downtown Spokane. Spokane enjoys a population of 190,000 within city limits, and more than 400,000 in the greater Spokane area.
Gonzaga is named after a young 16th century Italian Jesuit, Aloysius Gonzaga, who died in Rome trying to save young people from the plague. He was later named the patron saint of youth.
Gonzaga University offers programs in the areas of education, business, arts and sciences, and law, among others.
Modified on February 21, 2007