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Georgian Court University Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

In U.S. News & World Report’s recently released 2022-2023 rankings, Georgian Court University (GCU) climbed eight positions to 101st in the Best Regional Universities North category, up from 109th a year ago and 113th in the prior year.

The university placed 97th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category. “The rankings mirror—in part—our mission to serve the underserved. That includes many students who are first in their families to attend college and those from lower-income households,” said Dr. Marbach. “While these factors often have a negative impact on graduation rates, GCU students—regardless of socioeconomic status—consistently beat the odds,” he added. “Their success extends beyond what we see in the rankings.”

The ranking report, U.S. News Best Colleges, is one of the most widely used resources by students and parents during the college search. It provides a comparison on many criteria believed to be important for college success:  academic quality, including graduation rates; student-faculty ratio; social mobility; and more, to determine the rankings. “Georgian Court continues to make important progress on many fronts, which is what we see reflected in the most recent rankings from U.S. News & World Report,” said GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D. “We continue to attract high-achieving high school and transfer students who choose Georgian Court as a place where faculty and staff take a personal interest in their success. Our small class sizes, as noted in the rankings, contribute to that.”

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About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with 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 2,100 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 and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located 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 at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.