Georgian Court University Values Driven

College ratings are nothing new, but more analysts and organizations are reconsidering exactly what matters when ranking schools and recognizing institutional success. Georgian Court University is getting noticed for giving students a value-added experience. Our mission, mix of majors, and the characteristics of our student body are among the additional variables that make a difference.

Here’s how:

Champion of Good Works 2016

CHAMPION OF GOOD WORKS (March 2016)
GCU landed honors from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as a Champion of Good Works. During the 2014-2015 academic year, students, faculty and staff donated nearly 95,000 volunteer hours to organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Arc of Ocean County, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Read Across America, Providence House, Red Cross, and Catholic Charities. The honor is just one example of how GCU is recognized for embracing service as a core value.

Georgian Court University Money Magazine

MONEY® (July 2015)
MONEY® magazine named GCU #25 among the Top 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value, placing Georgian Court’s value-added experience in the top 2% of more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities nationwide. Georgian Court also made the publication’s list of the nation’s 736 best colleges (#412). Read more

Georgian Court University Washington Monthly

WASHINGTON MONTHLY (August 2015)
Washington Monthly magazine made GCU #21 on its Best Bang for the Buck list of colleges and universities, putting GCU in the top 5% of 400+ schools in the Northeast considered for the grouping. Among the variables they consider are student loan default rates (ours are low), graduation rates, the percentage of students with lower incomes who qualify for federal Pell grants, and the net price to attend. Read more

Georgian Court University Economist

THE ECONOMIST (October 2015)
The Economist places Georgian Court University in the top 10% of all four-year colleges and universities, GCU is ranked #119 among 1,275 schools. The respected publication reported the expected median earnings at $41,012 for a GCU graduate a decade after college, but actual median earnings are closer to $45,700. The Economist also considered factors such as SAT scores, students’ majors, demographics, and the presence of business programs. Read more

Georgian Court University Military Friendly

MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOL (November 2015)
Victory Media recently declared GCU as a 2016 Military-Friendly School, a designation awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Georgian Court participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, and in 2014 launched a veterans scholarship (funded by an anonymous donor) and a veterans resource center on campus. Read more

Georgian Court University College Distinction
Georgian Court University Catholic College Distinction

COLLEGES OF DISTINCTION (November 2015)
Innovative learning opportunities earned GCU recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. The program, which also named GCU to its Catholic Colleges of Distinction list, examined how students earned college credit and gained valuable life experience while participating in study abroad programs in more than a dozen countries last year. They were also impressed with GCU’s success through service learning, living-learning communities, internships, and other programs meeting its four-point criteria for Engaged Students; Great Teaching; Vibrant Community; and Successful Outcomes. Read more