Golden Gate University

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536 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: (415) 442-7000
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Golden Gate University is a private institution that was founded in 1901. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 521 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $14,400 (2013-14).

Golden Gate University (GGU) is a small, private school in the financial district of San Francisco that’s designed for students who are also working adults. GGU offers more than 80 degrees to undergraduate students, and master’s programs in the Edward S. Ageno School of Business and in the fields of information technology, taxation, and law. To accommodate students who work, GGU has weekend and evening classes in San Francisco and at the school’s regional campuses in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Seattle. Students can earn a degree without going to any of those campuses by enrolling in GGU’s Cyber Campus online learning program. On campus, there are no university-owned residential halls and no sports teams. However, students can get involved outside the classroom by joining more than 40 campus organizations, participating in student government, or writing for the Campus Currents newsletter. Notable GGU alumni include Joan Blades, who cofounded the political action committee.

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School type private
Year founded 1901
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar trimester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $62,264,546


When applying to Golden Gate University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Golden Gate University is $55.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

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Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Golden Gate University is 14:1, and the school has 55.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

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Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Golden Gate University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 521, with a gender distribution of 47.6 percent male students and 52.4 percent female students.

Total enrollment 3,493
Student gender distribution
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Golden Gate University offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones and lighted pathways/sidewalks.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Golden Gate University, 63 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,750.

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Tuition and fees $14,400 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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