Georgian Court University is a coeducational, forward-thinking institution that encourages intellectual inquiry, moral analysis, and social dialogue.
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.
Open to Students of All Faiths
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 an esteemed university setting. The university, guided by the GCU Strategic Compass, offers a nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance centered around the mission and the core Mercy values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service. We are keenly focused on students, inside and beyond the classroom, and seek to deliver an exceptional education. Ultimately, GCU students draw on their degree and unique experiences to create are more just and compassionate world.
The faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, as 91% 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, 11 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificates. GCU courses are taught in the GCU-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and 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 13:1 (Fall 2018)
- Personalized education with all classes taught by faculty members—not graduate assistants
- A unique college experience guided by the core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service
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