Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University: Degree Programs and School Information
Learn what degree programs Golden Gate University offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.
About Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University is a 4-year private school that was established in 1901. The school's main campus is located in San Francisco, California, but it also operates three other campuses in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Seattle. The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The school offers undergraduate programs in eight fields of study focused on business and management, including operations and supply chain management, human resources, accounting, marketing, international business and IT management (information technology management). Certificate programs are also available.
Graduate students can choose from 15 degree options. The most popular master's degree programs (as determined by the number of students who earned a degree in 2010-11) were taxation; business administration and management; finance; and accounting. A Juris Doctor program for aspiring lawyers and doctoral programs in business administration and juridical science are also available. Additionally, a language and university studies program allows certain students to enhance their English language and classroom skills while taking undergraduate or graduate classes.
Golden Gate also offers courses online and on weekends for working students. In 2011, the school had an average class size of 15 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1.
Aspiring students can apply online; they can also find the application form online to print it out and mail it. For admission to undergraduate programs, prospective students need to have completed a community college program or have at least 24 college-level semester credits. The school has a rolling admissions process, and students can submit applications anytime throughout the year. However, international students and those seeking veteran's benefits must return their materials by May 15 for fall enrollment, September 15 for spring admission and January 15 for summer admission.
The school's total enrollment is about 5,000 students, with 80% enrolled part-time; most were graduate students, with only about 600 undergraduates. In late 2012, GGU reported that 33% of students were white, 16% were Asian, and 7% were Hispanic. Women composed 55% of the student population.
Tuition and Financial Aid
For the 2012-2013 school year, undergraduate tuition was $1,770 per 3-unit course. At that same time, graduate tuition rates ranged from $2,250 to $3,880 per 3-unit course, depending on the program. First year, full-time law school tuition was $38,100 for the 2012-2013 school year. The executive MBA program's total tuition was $55,000, while the professional MBA program's tuition cost $44,200 in total.
The school accepts public or private loans and also offers scholarships and grants. Some scholarships and grants are merit-based. Students can take advantage of payment plan options as well.
|GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit**|
|Degrees Offered||Certificates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral**|
|School Setting||Large city**|
|Student Body||About 5,000 students (reported in 2012)*|
|Student Housing||Not offered**|
|Programs||8 undergraduate business/management concentration areas, 15 graduate degree programs*|
|Student-Faculty Ratio||15 to 1**|
|Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients)|| In 2010-2011: |
Bachelor's: Business administration (89)
Master's: Taxation (201)
Doctorate: Law (192)**
|Application Due Date||Rolling admissions*|
|Decision Notification Date||5-10 days after all materials are received*|
|TUITION & FINANCIAL AID|
|Tuition||$13,920 for undergraduate students and $14,580 for graduate students per year (2011-2012)**|
|Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving It)||In 2010-2011: Grants or scholarships (76%), Pell grants (30%), federal loans (70%)**|
Sources: *Golden Gate University, **National Center for Education Statistics.
School Contact Info
- Main Address: 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2968
- Phone: (415) 442-7800
- Website: www.ggu.edu