Golden Gate University Law

Golden Gate University Law

GGU Law seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated the academic ability and leadership potential to succeed in law school and become active and contributing members of the legal community. For over a century, GGU Law's interdisciplinary focus on legal education has emphasized practical skills training and experiential learning, an approach that produces creative, open-minded and socially responsible practitioners. Our location in the cultural and legal heart of San Francisco provides our students with unmatched access to courts, law firms, grassroots advocacy organizations and government agencies. Learn more:

Contact Info


Website: http://law.ggu.edu/
Address: 36 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105
Admission Phone: (415) 442-6630
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students348
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $48,500 per year (full-time, in-state)
$48,500 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$35,700 per year (part-time, in-state)
$35,700 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$26,898
Founded In1956
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline01/04/16
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
SedinaS 170 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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Susan73151 159 P 3.74

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briannaraenielsen1 170 A 3.40

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grantsears01 147 A 2.93

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants1412931153
Number of Offers90381390
Number of Matriculants14811434
75% GPA3.333.323.35
Median GPA2.982.933.02
25% GPA2.562.522.77
75% LSAT146146144
Median LSAT149149148
25% LSAT152152151
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students348
Total Students Receiving Grants212
% of Students Receiving Grants60.9
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship106
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)61
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship58%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (32.8)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (19)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (9.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (140)
  • Hispanics (75)
  • Black or African American (24)
  • Asian (58)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (56)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (6)
  • Two or more races Total (22)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (12)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (16)


  • Total Women% (57.5)
  • Total Men% (42.3)
Golden Gate University Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 150 38.89% 63.70% -24.81%
2014 180 45.14% 66.05% -20.91%
2013 204 55.67% 71.09% -15.42%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (113)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (19)
  • Employed Other (10)
  • Unemployed (12)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (7)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association