Gonzaga University Spokane WA

Gonzaga University

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    $5,000—$10,000 Session

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Zag: zāg n. Student attending Gonzaga University.

Gonzaga University is a private, Jesuit Catholic university located in beautiful Spokane, Washington. Established in 1887, the university has over 75 fields of study. Numerous facts and figures attest to the value of a Gonzaga education: exceptional acceptance rates into prestigious graduate programs, including medical and law schools; one of the highest CPA exam pass rates in the nation; job placement in corporations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Nike, and Hewlett-Packard; and consistently glowing reviews in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges, Barron’s Best Buys in Education, and Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Private Colleges. Gonzaga remains committed to educating the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. Merit scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gonzaga’s English as a Second Language Program

Our English Language Center offers academic English courses year round and conditional admission is available for all undergraduate majors and a variety of graduate programs. Our interactive ESL classes emphasize the skills needed for university success. Included are active listening, academic reading and writing, oral presentations, and group discussions. Along with language instruction, the ESL program also provides extensive contact with native English speakers through intramural sports, conversation partners, group activities, and community service projects. Find out how Gonzaga’s ESL program can change your life!

  • Outstanding reputation as one of the finest ESL programs in the United States
  • Conditional admission to Gonzaga University without a TOEFL score
  • Fantastic activities program, including trips to Seattle, Portland and other great destinations in the region!
  • Fully accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA)
  • Well-qualified and highly experienced ESL instructors
  • Intensive coursework which includes classes in listening, conversation, speaking, writing, English composition, grammar and reading
  • Friendly staff, faculty and students to help you with your life in the United States
  • Airport pickup service and complete orientation program
  • Make lifelong friendships with Americans and classmates from around the world
  • Enjoy free tickets to all the exciting Gonzaga basketball home games. Go Zags!

Why Gonzaga?

Gonzaga offers 75 undergraduate majors and programs (www.gonzaga.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate-Admissions/Academics/Academic-Programs.asp), 26 master’s degrees (www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Graduate/default.asp), a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, and a Juris Doctor through the School of Law. Additionally, undergraduates may participate in several distinctive academic programs (www.gonzaga.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate-Admissions/Academics/Distinctive-Programs.asp). The average undergraduate class size is 23 and the student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. Gonzaga also offers study abroad programs (studyabroad.gonzaga.edu) in over 30 countries, including our longest-running and most popular program, Gonzaga-in-Florence, Italy. Gonzaga University values our international students by offering scholarships, housing assistance, pre-arrival and academic and cultural orientations, airport pickups, weekend activities, international programming, job and career networking opportunities, 24-hour on call assistance, and much more.

Find out more about becoming a Global Zag: www.gonzaga.edu/BeAGlobalZag.


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Gonzaga University

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502 E. Boone, AD 41
Spokane WA 99258
P: 509.313.6454
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