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 have traveled far and wide to attend GCU, hailing from 11 states in the US from as far away as Hawaii, and from five different countries: Spain, France, Sweden, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Life at GCU
With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and rigorous academic programs, our students are encouraged to determine their own unique gifts and make a difference in the world. The 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 those returning from abroad share food, stories, and experiences from other countries and regions. 

Location matters
With our central location midway between New York and Philadelphia, Georgian Court University 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 just 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore. 

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Best Regional Universities (North) | U.S. News & World Report


Top Performer for Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report


Best Bang for Your Buck (Northeast) | Washington Monthly


Best College for Your Money | Money magazine


Catholic College of Distinction | Colleges of Distinction


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. 

Georgian Court At A Glance

Type of School: Residential, coeducational private liberal arts college founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic Mercy tradition

Size of Campus: 156-acre campus that was once the winter estate of financier George Jay Gould; both a National Arboretum Site and a National Historic Site

Number of Students: 2,126 total students; approximately 1,600 undergraduates

Number of Faculty: Student-faculty ratio of 11:1 

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 35 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificate programs

Geographic Diversity: Students from 15 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. 

Financial Aid: International students may be eligible for institutional aid.

Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission, with priority deadlines of:
• Early Action for fall: December 1 
• Regular admission for fall: March 1
• Spring admission: December 1

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