Gallena University is a private university founded in 1897. The 300-acre campus is located at Gallena, a diverse community in a culturally rich region of northern California. The University enrolls 4500 students in twenty-five undergraduate and seven graduate programs with approximately 350 full-time faculty and staff. Our University community is committed to basic education and shuns educational fads of the moment. The student body represents all 50 states and many foreign countries.

Originally the university was a private institution founded by local mining concerns for those who were unable to travel to San Francisco colleges. The original mining company Gallena Mining LLC gave way to a private board of trustees in 1903 and has been a private university ever since.