Gonzaga University Reviews

  • 34 Reviews
  • Spokane (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $45,140
94% of 34 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 34 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 6/28/2023
  • Degree: Philosophy
"I’ll keep it brief: I graduated, I don’t know where I’m going with my career, and I feel that I wasted precious years of my life - not to mention the tens of thousands of dollars I now owe without an adequate career to pay for it. The director of the program said they would meet with me to discuss career options, but then forgot or neglected this commitment entirely (I waited a full month for them to remember that commitment before writing this review - yet, here I am). The program is poorly organized, and, at least as it appears in my case, the administration does not care about the career outcomes of students. I was always a deferent, respectful, diplomatic, and diligent student. It is disappointing that I was still presented with such unprofessional behavior (in the manner mentioned above and otherwise) despite my efforts to be in their good graces. Do not enter this program. You will waste time and money. If they aren’t impressed by you, or if they don’t like you in any way, they will not help you. For the record, I enjoyed attending the lectures of a couple faculty members."
Ashley Oakes
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"This school is amazing. There are ample clubs, intramural sports, and groups for students to participate in. The student to teacher ratio is very low, therefore the professors know all the student on a first name basis and are genuinely interested in the well-being of the students. The only downside of the school is the town. Spokane, WA is very dry and very dirty. Campus is beautiful and safe, however I would highly recommend taking a weekend trip to Spokane to ensure the best fit. 99% of the classes offered are in-person and never taught by a TA."
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2019
"Overall, I felt that Gonzaga's nursing program prepared me well to work as a nurse in a hospital setting. I felt that I received a strong education in pathophysiology and pharmacology. I also felt that I received adequate exposure to the different health conditions you may come across during my clinical rotations. However, at times, the program also felt very unorganized and it was difficult to get questions answered."
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2019
  • Degree: Finance
"Gonzaga University is an excellent school with a large variety of quality programs that will allow students to select a major that works best with their passions and be ideally situated for success after graduation. The campus is small with about 4,000 undergraduate students, but it allows for the students to develop close friendships. The basketball program is great too and will lead to a lot of fun."
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2018
  • Degree: Philosophy
"The Gonzaga graduate philosophy program is meant for one type of person. Those with a bachelors degree in philosophy who want to do a full-time masters program and go on to a PhD so they can become a professor of philosophy. If you have any aspirations other than that, dont waste your time. If youre not a full-time student, few of the professors will care about your success or even care who you are. If you didnt get an undergraduate degree in philosophy, youll struggle without support or even clarity on what is needed to pass the comprehensive exams (those with undergraduate degrees in philosophy struggle too to be fair). If you dont want to get a PhD and become a professor, the program has no idea what to do with you. They dont know any alternatives to that route and seem to look down on you for not picking that career path. Unlike many other terminal masters programs, Gonzaga requires comprehensive exams, a logic exam, a thesis, and a thesis presentation to graduate. Most places will let you do either the exams or the thesis. This seem excessive by comparison but makes sense if your goal is a PhD. Thats really all they are prepared for. And even for that, you dont get much feedback on your writing which puts Gonzaga grads at a huge disadvantage in PhD programs. Not to mention theres a huge lack of diversity. I didnt have a female professor during my entire time in the program."
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2018
  • Degree: Philosophy
"I was disappointed with my time at Gonzaga. The financial aid package was $3,000 less dollars than anticipated. I had to sit in on undergraduate classes, one of which consisted entirely of undergraduate presentations. The director of the grad program is vindictive, and you do not want to be on her bad side, but it is quite easy to unknowingly do so. The comprehensive exam favors white Christian males, and the program itself has no diversity. Most students are white males. I will say, however, that there were two or three faculty that made a concerted effort to support me in the process. The faculty at Gonzaga is incredibly knowledgeable, but the MA program itself is a nightmare. I would not recommend it to prospective students."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Relations
"Gonzaga: this was a wonderful school and the people there are the absolute best. The faculty is extremely supportive and I have made lifelong friends through my time at Gonzaga and I would not have changed it for any other college experience. Public Relations: you get a very standard public relations education and you learn the ins and outs of the industry. One thing I would like to have happened would be if the job placement was a little more hands on and extensive."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Gonzaga is a great school. Faculty member cares about students"
Arijana Zekiri
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"The professors at Gonzaga are some of the most interesting and caring people I have met. They are very helpful and understanding and will work with you if you are struggling. The coursework is rigorous but rewarding and intriguing. There is always something to do and somewhere to be!"
Maggie Y.
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Gonzaga University has created a solid foundation for me as I head onto a career in Physical Therapy. I believe my education at Gonzaga has helped create many successes in the classroom and in life, and has helped me stand out in my community and amongst my peers. I have been accepted into a top ten physical therapy program and I am excited to see what path my education continues to pave out for me."
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"I would highly recommend Gonzaga University because of its small class sizes, diverse student population, and rigorous curriculum. I was able to form close friendships with other students and professional relationships with my professors. Most importantly, the curriculum prepared me for the rigors of medical school. The top rated basketball team is just a great extra, go Zags!"
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Gonzaga University's FNP program is hands down the best! As a second masters student, it was amazing! I was challenged, Immersions were incredible and the experience of the professors are priceless! Passed both ANCC & AANP without difficulty.GO GU"
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Amazing school with awesome classes and programs"
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2016
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Gonzaga has been an incredible experience. Their commitment to a robust online experience is unsurpassed. The course work is challenging and consistently applied to real life leadership experiences. As a brick-and-mortar campus, online students have several opportunities to attend on campus immersion courses which provide wonderful opportunities to connect with fellow students, the faculty and the culture of Gonzaga. The instructors are dedicated to providing instruction that is life changing. The service that is also provided through Student Services is amazing as they accompany you through financial aid, your progression plan and answering any questions you have as you work through your degree program. Without exception, this experience has enriched my life personally and definitely professionally. I wholeheartedly recommend Gonzaga online Masters Degree programs!"
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Some of the best years of my life. Classes were taught by experts in their field and each professor contributed to the community in a manner relating to their expertise. Students share a camaraderie that spans the globe and bridges cultures. It was the best years of my life."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Gonzaga is the perfect combination of great athletics, interesting academics and community. GO ZAGS!"
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  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Public Relations
"Gonzaga is an amazing place to become part of a community. I went without knowing anyone and made lifelong friends. Academically, I was challenged without being in over my head. I also loved the focus on community service because it expanded my knowledge of other people outside of my school as well."
Emily Ball
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"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."
Jacob Morse
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"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/"
Robert McDonald
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Philosophy
"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."