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Golden Gate University-San Francisco

"Ultra-professionally oriented Golden Gate University boasts "small classes and the opportunity to be taught by business professionals rather than professional teachers." Moreover, GGU is located in downtown San Francisco, home to abundant internships, an array world class culture, and an all-around unbeatable place to spend a career."

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Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University

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"Ultra-professionally oriented Golden Gate University boasts "small classes and the opportunity to be taught by business professionals rather than professional teachers." Moreover, GGU is located in downtown San Francisco, home to abundant internships, an array world class culture, and an all-around unbeatable place to spend a career."

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Golden Gate University-San Francisco says

Founded in 1901 in San Francisco, Golden Gate University (GGU) meets the needs of working adults by offering undergraduate and graduate programs in business and management, information technology, taxation, and law. Courses are designed to engage students in real-world business situations and to prepare them to compete in a volatile marketplace.

Golden Gate's School of Taxation has earned a reputation as one of the largest and most respected in the nation with specialized internship programs that give students practical, hands-on business experience. GGU has also developed Saturday MBA programs, as well as an executive MBA program, regarded as one of the most unique educational programs in the country for experienced executives, managers and entrepreneurs.

With its main campus in San Francisco, Golden Gate University has regional sites located conveniently in Seattle and throughout California, including Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Accredited degree programs can also be taken through Golden Gate's CyberCampus, which permits students to work and study on their own schedules using the Internet.

Golden Gate's overall mission is to offer a variety of exceptional programs that utilize the most advanced technologies and learning tools available. Read more about the university's Mission & Value Proposition.

Accreditation GGU programs, policies and plans are reviewed by members of our accrediting agencies as well as educators from peer institutions. Golden Gate is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our School of Law is also accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), the State Bar of California and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 475
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 22% Full Time / 78% Part Time
Geography 2% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3%
Multi-racial 3%
International 3%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Ethnicity Unknown 18%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

Student Publications: Campus Currents

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program english as a second language (esl) internships independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (87%), Accounting (7%), Information Science/Studies (3%), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (1%), Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration (0%), International Business/Trade/Commerce (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Job Opportunities:

Accountants and Auditors
Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Examiners
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

Job Opportunities:

Compensation and Benefits Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.
Human Resources Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
Training and Development Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
Human Resources Specialists
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
Labor Relations Specialists
Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
Training and Development Specialists
Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply business skills to design, implement, and manage the voice, video, and data networking systems of organizations. Includes instruction in telecommunications concepts and technologies, network operations and management, wireless communications and mobile computing, cybersecurity, regulation and public policy, business practices and management, and written and oral communications.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in computer and information sciences and support services not listed above.

A program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization in traditional and electronic forms. Includes instruction in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signaling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dan Angel
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 82
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 58 : 41
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 48
Tenure Track Faculty 9
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 41

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: Application Essay, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 1
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Science Lab 0 1
Social Studies 0 1
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $14,400, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $14,400 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $13,200
Books $1,920 $1,920
Total (before financial aid) $16,320 $29,520

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.ggu.edu/undergraduate/enrollment/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.ggu.edu/undergraduate/enrollment/financial-aid/net-price-calculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

Rankings

WalletHub

#107 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#4 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#44 Master's Universities - Overall Score
#51 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#57 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#285 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#288 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#316 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#330 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#432 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
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