Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ

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Georgian Court University is dedicated to providing quality educational experiences that prepare students for the global marketplace. Students from more than 20 countries attend Georgian Court.

Life at GCU
With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and rigorous academic programs, students are encouraged to determine their own unique gifts and make a difference in the world. Our Office of Student Development promotes a dynamic campus environment, emphasizing personal responsibility, deep respect for others, leadership development, and concern for the common good. 

Embracing international experience
On the GCU campus, you can meet people who share your spirit of exploration and immerse yourself in the community by joining the Global Lions, one of the most engaged clubs on campus. The Global Lions host a variety of global awareness events each year, including an International Festival and International Education Week events. They also host Global Café talks, where international students and students returning from abroad share food, stories, and experiences about another country or region. 

Location matters
With our central location midway between New York and Philadelphia, GCU is an ideal base for cultural and historical excursions. Plus, you have easy access to two of the most diverse and busiest cities in the world. Our spectacularly beautiful campus is also only 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore. Visit us!


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 both New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the Jersey Shore. 

Type of School
Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a residential, private, coeducational liberal arts college in the Catholic Mercy tradition. 

Size of Campus
Georgian Court University is situated on a 156-acre campus that was once the winter estate of financier George Jay Gould. The campus is both a National Arboretum Site and a National Historic Site. 

Number of Students
Total enrollment at Georgian Court University is 2,411, and approximately 1,800 are undergraduate students.

Number of Faculty
Georgian Court University’s priority is to deliver a personalized education, engaging a student in their curriculum through distinguished faculty members leading small classes. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 

College, Programs, and Degrees
GCU offers more than 35 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificate and certification programs. 

Geographic Diversity
GCU students come from across the United States and around the world, including 28 states and 22 foreign countries. 

International Student Services
The Global Lions Club hosts a variety of global awareness events each year as well as Global Café talks, where international students and students returning from abroad share food, stories, and experiences from different countries and regions. 

International Student Budget (in US Dollars)
Cost for the 2020–2021 academic year:
Tuition and Fees: $33,540–$35,800
Residence and Meal Plan: $11,424
Orientation Fee: $176*
I-901 Fee: $350*
Total: $45,490–$47,750

* First year only 

Financial Aid
International students may be eligible to receive some kind of institutional aid. 

Application Deadlines and Fees (in US Dollars)
Georgian Court University offers rolling admission; this means applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. However, GCU offers priority to applicants submitting for the:
• Fall term by December 1 (Early Action)
• Fall term by March 1
• Spring term by December 1

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