Golden Gate University


For the second consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranks Golden Gate University America's #1 School for Adult Learners in its annual College Guide and Rankings.

Education Professional Since 1901

For more than 110 years, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping students achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business, and related areas.

GGU is California's fourth oldest private not-for-profit university, enrolling 3,000 students and representing more than 68,000 alumni. The university's campus is located downtown San Francisco. In addition to evening and weekend classes, most courses and degrees are offered entirely online.


Golden Gate University prepares individuals to lead and serve by providing high-quality, practice-based educational programs in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business, and related professions - as a non-profit institution - in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity.


Golden Gate University traces its origins to an evening lecture series started by the San Francisco YMCA during the California gold rush in the early 1850s. Even then, lectures focused on practical issues of the day such as gold assaying and English. The first degree-conferring program of the university started in 1901, with the formation of California's first evening law school. By offering classes at night, Golden Gate made legal studies available to the common person. Four students comprised the law school's first graduating class. Today, Golden Gate University continues as a pioneer of adult education in business and management, accounting, taxation, and law. As always, GGU emphasizes hands-on learning taught by professionals practicing in the field.


San Francisco

Golden Gate University

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

94105-2968 San Francisco, California, USA
+1 415-442-7800

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