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Golden Gate University

General information

Website

Address

Address: 
536 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Email

Fax

Fax: 
415-882-1660

Phone

Phone: 
415-442-7820

Introduction

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. Campuses and teaching sites are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Silicon Valley and online through GGU's nationally-acclaimed CyberCampus.