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Georgian Court Earns High Marks for Social Mobility, Student/Faculty Ratio, and Low Debt in U.S. News College Rankings

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In U.S. News & World Report’s recently published 2023-2024 rankings, Georgian Court University (GCU) continues to excel in areas that significantly impact its students’ learning experience, social mobility, and career success.

Among the 167 institutions of higher education in the Best Regional Universities North category, Georgian Court is:

  • Top 17% for Student/Faculty Ratio
  • Top 22% for Lowest Median Debt for Grads With Federal Loans

Georgian Court placed 103rd in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category, reinforcing the university’s commitment to providing an affordable, holistic education. GCU ranked #111 in Regional Universities North, showcasing ongoing progress since being ranked #139 in 2020.

“These rankings affirm our dedication to providing a high-quality education that empowers our students to achieve their dreams—while minimizing their financial burden,” said Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., President of Georgian Court University. “We are grateful to our exceptional faculty and staff, whose unwavering support and commitment to our students have made these achievements possible.”

The ranking report, U.S. News Best Colleges, is one of students and parents’ most widely used resources during the college search. It compares many criteria believed to be essential for college success:  academic quality, including graduation rates; student-faculty ratio; social mobility; and more, to determine the rankings.

Georgian Court’s strong ranking results from a full campus effort grounded in the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service. And, at the heart, GCU is advancing its mission to be a university where people from all walks of life can learn, succeed, and be welcomed.

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.