Golden Gate University School of Law

Admissions: Golden Gate University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,769
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,372
Overall acceptance rate 49.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 243
Number of full-time program applicants 2,419
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,257
Full-time acceptance rate 52.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 199
Number of part-time program applicants 350
Number of part-time program acceptances 115
Part-time acceptance rate 32.9%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 44
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.84-3.39
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-155
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.88-3.43
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 151-155
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.63-3.18
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 151-155

Careers: Golden Gate University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 71.6%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 203
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.3%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $62,500
Median private sector starting salary $80,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $95,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 35%
Median public service starting salary $60,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 9.2%
Percent employed in business and industry 12.3%
Percent employed in government 14.7%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 4.3%
Percent employed in law firms 51.5%
Percent employed in public interest 7.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.6%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 86%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 11
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.6%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 88.4%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.6%
Employment location unknown 2.4%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Law Career Services (LCS) provides a wide variety of resources and programs to guide students and alumni in their career planning. The professional staff draws expertise from years of work in a variety of legal practice settings. GGU students are successful in finding jobs with large and small law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, the courts, corporations and academia.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 74.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 19.1%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.3%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.5%