First-Year Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Georgian Court offers 30 undergraduate degree programs, which include combined degree programs, learning and internship options, as well as 12 graduate degree programs and numerous certificate options through three schools:

Your Georgian Court University degree prepares you for significant career opportunities. You will leave our campus knowing that you have been challenged, aware that the very best was expected of you, and confidently prepared for a successful career. Having lived, worked, and studied with others of many different racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, you will also be well prepared for the demands of our ever-changing world.

Class size varies depending on the course, but on average, classes have 15 to 20 students. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • We look to see that you have successfully completed a rigorous academic curriculum with at least 16 academic units (English, mathematics, science, history, language, etc.).
  • Georgian Court University requires the SAT or ACT for all applicants. Nursing applicants are required to have a minimum SAT scores of 500 or above on the critical math and reading sections or an ACT composite score of 21.
  • No personal interview is required, but we do offer informal interviews at a student’s request. If you feel that you can better represent yourself in person than on your application, contact an admissions counselor.

GCU offers rolling admissions, which means we accept applications throughout the year. Learn more from our application timeline.

  • At Georgian Court, you’ll receive an exceptional private college experience at an affordable price. Check out our Net Price Calculator.
  • We offer a variety of academic scholarships and grants, depending upon your academic status, major, and financial need.
  • Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you understand your financial responsibilities at GCU. For more information e-mail our office or call 732-987-2200, ext. 2258 or 2253.
  • Nearly 400 students live in GCU’s four residence halls—Mercy Hall, Maria Hall, St. Catherine Hall, and St. Joseph Hall.
  • Housing is not guaranteed for all four years; however, there has not been a housing problem in the past.

NCAA Division II sports require a minimum SAT of 820 (critical reading and math) or an ACT sum score of 68 (English, math, reading, and science). The NCAA also requires athletes to have a minimum 2.0 GPA to participate in Division II sports.

Georgian Court became fully coeducational in 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening, as well as our residence halls, extracurricular activities, and athletics programs, are now open to both women and men.

Yes. First-year students may bring their cars. Our 156-acre campus has ample space. Parking permits are required.