Golden Gate University School of Law

The Golden Gate University School of Law was founded in 1901 as the YMCA Evening Law School, a component of the San Francisco Central YMCA Evening College. Like other YMCA Law Schools across the nation, it was established to provide people who worked full-time the opportunity to attend law school at night. The YMCA Evening College and Law School was formally incorporated separately from the San Francisco Central YMCA in 1923, as Golden Gate College. It became Golden Gate University in 1972. The university is a California non-profit public benefit corporation.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.ggu.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmit@ggu.edu
Location (Location) San Francisco, CA
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1901
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 148
Median GPA : 2.94
Acceptance Rate : 67%


Golden Gate Law School Admissions

Golden Gate Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 67% of its applicants. Comparatively, Goldengate is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 1054 700 (66.41%) 117 (11.1%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.72 2.94 3.28
LSAT 145 148 151

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $46,850 $46,850
Part Time $34,450 $34,450
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $25,433
Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $60

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Golden Gate Law School Community

Golden Gate Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Goldengate is Above Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 28
  • Part Time : 70

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 58
  • # Minority Faculty : 24

RATIO

12.4 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Golden Gate Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Golden Gate University 1L section size is 1% smaller than law schools in California and 2% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Golden Gate Law School: 149
California Average: 150
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 630
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 268
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 158
  • Law Journals : 101
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 36.8%
  • Second Year : 5.0%
  • Third Year : 0.6%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Golden Gate Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Golden Gate University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 65% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 97.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 19.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 13.0%
  • Academia: 8.0%
  • California: 96%
  • Mississippi: 1%
  • Nevada: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 97.2%
  • First Time Takers: 180
  • Average School: 45.1%
  • Average State: 66.1%
  • Pass Difference: -20.9%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • California : 66.1%
  • Passed : 79 of 175 (45.1%)
  • State Average : 66.1%
  • Difference : -20.9%