Golden Gate University
Founded in 1901, Golden Gate University (GGU) serves as a pioneer of adult education, delivering undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in professional fields such as business and management, accounting, taxation, and law. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the surrounding environs have provided a unique opportunity to collaboratively develop market-responsive programs that equip students for career advancement by providing them with skills that are immediately applicable in rapidly evolving industries.
Lauded in a New York Times’ editorial as “a model for how other institutions can adapt to the newer, older face of American college students”, GGU is a nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); the Law School holds accreditations from the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and The State Bar of California.
GGU enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate, graduate, and law students. About 95% of students are 25 years or older, with the average student aged 34. The university's main campus is located in San Francisco with additional teaching sites in Seattle and Silicon Valley.