Golden Gate University

About Golden Gate University

Founded in 1901, Golden Gate University is a fully accredited education provider that offers its students numerous study options through its schools of business, law, taxation, and accounting.

Student Demographics

  • International:
    • 13 percent
    • 46 countries represented
  • Gender:
    • Female: 56 percent
    • Male: 43 percent
    • Unknown: 1 percent
  • Ethnicity:
    • African American: 5 percent
    • Asian: 16 percent
    • Hispanic: 7 percent
    • Pacific Islander: 2 percent
    • White: 33 percent

 The PLUS Program

The Preparation in Language and University Studies (PLUS) Program is a full-time academic-preparation program combining language instruction and educational support with enrollment in university graduate course work leading to a degree or certificate. PLUS allows students to improve English proficiency while emphasizing subject-specific language learning and classroom skills to keep students on track toward earning a degree.

Student Housing options

No Housing on campus.

Application deadlines

Rolling Admission Policy:  Student can start from Fall (late August), Spring (early January) or Summer (early May).

Admission requirements for first year and transfer students

Golden Gate University only accept International students to graduate programs:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79 or higher
  • IELTS: 6.5 or higher

GMAT for MBA applicant (No GMAT required for MS, MA applicant)

International Student visas issued

F-1 and J-1

Cost of attendance and financial assistance

School of Accounting $2,610 per 3-unit course
Ageno School of Business $2,610 per 3-unit course*
Braden School of Taxation $2,925 per 3-unit course
PLUS+ $4,500 total program

Estimated tuition and living expenses per year: $35,660

Scholarship Information

Click here for scholarship information.

Internship Opportunities

International students can participate in paid or non-paid internship as a part of degree program.

Student activities and campus life

Clubs & Government

There are a variety of networks in place for students to stay connected. GGU’s Student Government Association involves students in university policies, goals and objectives.

Student organizations and clubs provide students the opportunity to learn valuable skills and network with their peers at the University. The student newsletter is another option through which students connects with faculty, alumni, and each other, allowing them to keep up with classes, job openings, and any news from the administration.