Golden Gate University At-a-Glance
Golden Gate University is accredited by the Western Association
of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100,
Alameda, CA 94501; 510-748-9001.
The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar
Association, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60611;
312-988-6743; the State Bar of California and the Association of
American Law Schools, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 800,
Washington, DC 20036-2605; 202-296-8851.
Contemporary programs, new technology and academic
innovations coupled with experiential classroom learning
make the Golden Gate experience especially relevant. We are
recognized for our practical and professionally-focused approach
to education; coursework is often based on the real challenges
facing our society; program and course formats are designed to
maximize learning outcomes.
Classes are taught by an experienced group of full-time faculty
as well as a large number of adjunct professors who have current
experience in the fields they teach. GGU classes are taught by
practicing professionals who bring on-the-job insight directly to
class for students to debate and discuss. Outside of class, most
of our professors work as CEOs, directors, vice presidents,
entrepreneurs, consultants, partners and managers at companies
of all sizes. GGU faculty, deans and directors have professional
experience in their fields as well as a strong academic orientation.
We use the case study method of instruction to teach students
how to put theory into practice.
Classes meet throughout the year in 16- and 8-week formats. See
the class schedule for specific offerings.
Most classes are kept small so students can receive personalized
attention from their professors. Students are recognized
as individuals and are encouraged to bring their valuable
perspectives to classroom discussions. Professors work closely
with students and help them develop their potential and meet
their individual goals.
4,849 students attended Golden Gate during the 2008-2009
academic year, of which 67 percent were in graduate programs,
13 percent were in undergraduate programs, and 20 percent
were law students. There were 540 international students from
60 countries enrolled at GGU.
Golden Gate University prepares individuals to lead and serve
by providing high quality, practice-based educational programs
in law, taxation, business and related professions — as a
nonprofit institution — in an innovative and challenging learning
environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity.
Golden Gate University students make immediate, measurable
contributions as they enter or advance in their profession. Each
graduating student will possess:
1. The ability to think critically, analyze, and synthesize.
2. The relevant bodies of knowledge and their application in
global and multicultural business and legal environments.
3. The knowledge of professional standards and ethics and the
ability and sense of duty to apply them.
4. A respect and appreciation for the value of diversity among
people and ideas.
5. Effective research skills relevant to the discipline.
6. Communication skills, including speaking, writing and
7. The ability to use technologies and applications necessary
for success in their fields.
8. The ability to adapt in the rapidly changing world.
9. Leadership qualities.
10. The awareness necessary to identify and capitalize on career
or service opportunities.