Gonzaga University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.22 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 56 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 7,491 (5,062 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 75% part-time, 25% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,090
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

Gonzaga is the best education anyone could hope for. The student life is rich and full of adventure. The faculty is brilliant, attentive, dedicated, and tough. We have an incredible basketball team and they exemplify the school spirit to a T.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

Amazing school and professors! Top rate educational institute!
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I've been participating in the online Masters In Organizational Leadership for over a year and it has been wonderful. The courses are very well thought out and manageable for full time professionals. I have visited the campus several times and had a great time while there. The staff is supportive and informative. In terms of Grad school costs it is pretty reasonable.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

Mine is a smaller program, with less diversity within the graduate student community than would be ideal. The size does not itself pose a direct problem, as it allows us to develop close bonds of friendship; however, the lack of minority representation remains a sore spot. Still, this may be due in part to the overall size of the program, and the number of applicants. If you contrast the rather homogenous graduate student population to the undergraduates and faculty, then the Philosophy program at Gonzaga is diverse and pluralistic in approach of philosophical outlook. Similarly, while the graduate students are ethnically homogenous, we are nonetheless philosophically diverse. Shedding light on this requires merely looking to my entering class: two feminists (married, one is a pragmatist and the other an anarchist), a Marxist, a Calvinist, and a quasi-Thomistic/Aristotelian personalist (my philosophical outlook). Returning students also include feminists, pragmatists, and Thomists, with a smattering of others, including a comparative philosopher (primarily Buddhism). Philosophically curious and engaged, our small community is lively, endowing students (as well as faculty and staff) with numerous outlets for philosophical and professional development. In fact, the graduate students host an exclusively graduate student Conference every spring. While moving from the East Coast has had its up and downs, I do not regret choosing to attend Gonzaga University.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: It is a well-paced program that can be easily achieved in 2.5 years. They have a high "pass" rate for the certification board. The content is valuable to the career path. I feel that they are making me well-prepared for becoming an FNP. Cons: Lack of financial scholarships for an expensive program. Required trips to Spokane 2x term without housing or transport available. Sometimes the video & slide show quality is poor, depending on the class.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is extremely expensive and the practicums available aren't always super pertinent to what individuals want to do specifically. However, the professors are so genuine, transparent, and willing to give you all the help in the world. I feel so supported. My nerves are always calmed by the disarming and well-experienced staff. They make me feel like I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my grad program are the great professors that are eager to assist me in my development. A con is the lack of financial aid offered by the school/
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The Student Services support team for Online Education is outstanding.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

While I am only one year into the program, looking to finish coursework and comprehensive exams in the Fall with my eye on a thesis by the Spring, I cannot begin to express the drastic difference between the MA program at Gonzaga vis-à-vis my last graduate degree program (which I finished). Aside from the closer social group among most of the graduate students, there is a greater amount of collegiality and understanding, shared by faculty and students alike. Further, there is so much to do on- and off-campus: the surrounding Spokane area has so much to offer in dining and entertainment, as well as myriad activities either indoor or out, the latter being a particular strength for the area. I would rate my decision to move across the country in order to attend the graduate program as one of the best, if not the best, in my life-thus-far.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

The pro of my graduate program is the flexibility of the schedule since I am a working mother also. The cons would be that I don't have the interaction of sitting in a classroom with a teacher and other students.
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