Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
72%
28%
student ratio
1,591
total students
$30,158 | $30,158
in-state | out-of-state tuition
August 1
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
477
sat math
465
sat reading
455
sat writing
20
act composite

Overview

The University

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is located in Lakewood, New Jersey. Set on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould, the campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia, and only 10 miles from the Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with alluring statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens.

After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court became fully coeducational in 2013.

Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition while maintaining its historic special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.

The Georgian Court atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core Mercy values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service, the university offers a nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.

The faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, as 90% hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, leading more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificates. GCU has three schools: theSchool of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business & Digital Media, and the School of Education.

More students turn to Georgian Court University for the following advantages:

- Small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1
- Personalized education with all classes taught by faculty members -- not graduate assistants
- Inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service

Georgian Court University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Contact us for more information or to take a tour of the campus.

Location

Georgian Court University is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, a suburban town midway between the urban excitement of New York City and Philadelphia, and only minutes from the spectacular beaches of the Jersey Shore. The campus is easily accessible from Route 9, the Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 195. New Jersey Transit bus access is within walking distance, giving students quick, inexpensive transportation to points of interest throughout the tristate area.

Majors and Degrees

UNDERGRADUATE: (Programs available in the following disciplines)

Majors: Accounting, Allied Health Technologies, Applied Arts & Sciences, Art & Visual Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Criminal Justice, Dance, Digital Communication, Digital Design, Education, English, Exercise Science Wellness & Sports, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Health Information Management, History, Humanities/Interdisciplinary Studies, Latino/a & Business Studies, Mathematics, Medical Imaging Sciences, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pre-Professional Career Preparation for Medical Careers, Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Psychology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Spanish, Visual Art.

Minors: Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Coaching, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Dance, Dance Therapy, Digital Communication, English, Exercise Science Wellness & Sports, Gerontology, Graphic Design, History, Holistic Health, Homeland Security, International Area Studies, Latino/a & Caribbean Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Media Marketing, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Management, Studio Art, Sustainability, Women's Studies, Writing.

GRADUATE: Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Education, Holistic Health Studies, Homeland Security, Master of Business Administration MBA Program, School Psychology, Theology.

Academic Programs

GCU boasts more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificate programs for existing professionals looking to advance their careers. Business majors are also required to complete an internship program during the course of their studies.

Off-Campus Programs

In addition to offering students opportunities to study abroad, Georgian Court University offers joint-degree programs allowing students to take courses at GCU and at a partner institution, such as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Academic Facilities

Jeffries Hall is Georgian Court's largest academic building, providing classrooms,seminar rooms, offices, art studios, and computer labs. The state-of-the-art Audrey Birish George Science Center offers the latest laboratory and instruction space for scientific study.

Other campus buildings include the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library, the Raymond Hall Complex, which houses the School of Education, the Raymond Hall Computer Center, and the GCU Dining Hall. The School of Business and the Department of Psychology reside in Farley Center, which includes a computer lab, student lounge, and the new international collaboration center.

Financial Aid

Georgian Court University is proud to meet the financial aid needs of its students with an annual budget of $12,000,000 in institutional aid. We believe a good education is a right -- not a privilege. Through our internal scholarships and outside scholarships, we hope to make education attainable for all students.

In addition there are also GCU institutional, Federal and State grants available for students who meet specific criteria. As a student at Georgian Court University, you can also take advantage of a few loan programs to help pay for the cost of education and these are listed in further detail on the student loan section of our website.

Faculty

At GCU, 90 percent of the full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. From the freshman year on, students have the opportunity to take classes taught by department chairs, even school deans. Georgian Court features a student-faculty ratio of 14:1 and an average class size of 14, which promotes individual attention and open, thoughtful discourse among students and professors. All students receive individual counseling by a faculty adviser.

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Georgian Court University is the official representative voice of the GCU student body. The SGA advocates on behalf of the students' interests and concerns. Through representation on university committees and other special meetings, the Student Government Association continues to play a vital role in fostering community and providing a direct link between students, faculty, and administration.The university also boasts several programs to help engage and develop your leadership acumen as well as 35 other clubs and organizations catering to a broad range of interests and lifestyles.

Admission Requirements

Entrance is based on individual merit. The majority of students at Georgian Court ranked in the upper half of their senior high school class. All transfer applicants must be in good standing at their previous college.

Application and Information

Georgian Court University welcomes applications from qualified students of all faiths and backgrounds who desire a liberal arts education. The University strives to enroll students who can benefit most from its academic program. Entrance is based on individual merit. The high school record of achievement is of primary importance and must reflect solid performance. The majority of students at Georgian Court ranked in the upper half of their senior high school class. Transfer students are accepted into the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes for fall and spring semesters. All transfer applicants must be in good standing at their previous college. Applicants with fewer than 24 credits must fulfill all requirements for admission to the freshman class.

Further consideration is given to the applicant's extracurricular activities and the letters of recommendation submitted by teachers, counselors, employers, or similarly qualified people. A campus interview is highly recommended, and a guided tour of the campus is available at the interview.

For further information, prospective students should contact:

Office of Admissions
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701-2697
United States

Phone: 732-987-2760
800-458-8422 Ext. 2760 (toll-free)
Fax: 732-987-2000

E-mail: admissions@georgian.edu
Website: http://www.georgian.edu/admissions


Location & Contact

900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
USA

Stephen Lambert

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 732-987-2745
Fax: 732-987-2000
Email: admissions@georgian.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied526
    • Accepted410
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled1,591
    • Female Applicants401
    • Females Accepted317
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants125
    • Males Accepted93
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$40
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.27
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 465 420 510
    • SAT Math 477 430 530
    • SAT Writing 455 400 510
    • ACT Composite 20 17 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,158
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,158
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,460
    • Room and board *$10,808
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,591
    • Male Student Percentage28%
    • Female Student Percentage72%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.74%
    • Black or African American10.75%
    • White or Caucasian55.63%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.44%
    • Asian2.51%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.19%
    • Two or more races2.14%
    • Unknown or International Student17.28%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.32% representing 12 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 30%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Basketball Club, Black Student Union, Math Club, Dance Theatre Club, History Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty260
    • Full-time Percentage33%
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,770 students to 143 faculty


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