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Golden Gate University - San Francisco

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 10 2004
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
The first thing prospective undegrads should know about the school is that its primary clientele is the bright, full-time working professional. Out of 3,000 colleges and universities in the US, only a few actually have programs and schedules that have the working professional in mind, and this is what GGU does best.

The faculty are topnotch—they have the requisite master's or doctoral degrees, plus extensive teaching experience to boot. What makes them different, however, is that they also have significant professional experience. I'm the business program and ALL of my professors have either held positions in corporations or have run their own companies. GGU has a strong professional bent and it's evident in all its courses: they're all "applied."

As a school primarily for working professionals, schedules are flexible (day, evening, weekend, off-site—name it, GGU has it); even online study is available through its highly-acclaimed Cybercampus. Note, however, that just because it's not a high-profile school doesn't mean that academics are not challenging. Since the majority of students (especially at the graduate level) are older (over 25 years old) and are being groomed for—or are already in—management, they're bright, focused, and serious. And the academic atmosphere reflects that. Having BOTH academic and professional credentials, plus the wisdom of experience, students take pride in the fact that the quality of class discussions is better than that found in the Ivy League schools.

There are "traditional" college students here and they've been—surprisingly—thriving (student organizations have actually been growing), but as a rule, one shouldn't come here expecting fraternities, parties, a football team, or the other amenities that come with being in a traditional school. For the most part, GGU is for those who are already in the "real world" and who already know how their GGU education fits exactly into their careers and other lifelong goals.

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