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Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California

Golden Gate University's top-rated instructors are what sets us apart from similar institutions. Most of our faculty are professionals working in their fields of expertise. They bring their firsthand experiences and knowledge to the classroom, incorporating cutting-edge practices from the business and legal communities.

The small professor-to-student ratio allows you to build a cooperative learning relationship with your instructors, many of whom continue to mentor students long after classes end. The instructors' blend of educational background and professional experience assure that students will be learning their program area from someone with practical knowledge of the field. Plus, our nationally-rated eLearning programs allow students to interact online with faculty easily and quickly.


Golden Gate University offers a variety of scheduling options to accommodate our students' varying availability. Since more than 80% of students attend part-time, classes are offered on campus or online, with programs in the afternoons, evenings, and even on weekends. Take classes at our San Francisco campus, online, or figure out a combination of the two that best works for you.

Our academic advisors will work with you to build a plan that best suits you. You can take courses while working full time, while traveling, or while raising a family. We also offer a range of scholarships and grants for undergraduate or graduate students, both on a need-based and a merit-based basis.

As a student at GGU, you are not just learning, you are building connections with leaders in your field, working with experienced professionals, and receiving a career-based education. We also offer a full gamut of internships, career development resources, and counseling services. We'll give you the tools to achieve your professional goals, and new momentum to reach your personal ones.

In times of cutbacks and furloughs in higher education, it's getting harder and harder just to finish a degree.

As a nonprofit, we are solely focused on the education of our students without the distraction of shareholders or profits. And as a private institution, we don't rely on state funding to keep our classes going as public institutions do.

Because Golden Gate University is a private, non-profit institution, you'll have a much easier time getting the classes you need at times you want. More importantly, you can structure your program to work at your pace, so you don't have to overwhelm yourself with classes in order to graduate on time.

We like to think of it as giving our students what they pay for -- superior course selections from a school that isn't hung up on profit margins, so you know that your tuition money is working for you.