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About GCU

One Promise. Infinite Possibilities.

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A Catholic university in the Mercy tradition, Georgian Court helps you expand your sense of what is possible so you can achieve your wildest dreams professionally and personally. A holistic education, supportive community, personalized attention, and Mercy values have long been our hallmarks. Laser focused on an exceptional and affordable educational experience, GCU is acknowledged for value and social mobility by Money magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the New York Times.

Our Promise

Georgian Court delivers to the world engaged citizens who have integrity, intellectual surety, and a powerful sense of purpose.

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Location

The shore & more

Lakewood, New Jersey sits midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Select degree-completion programs, associate-to-bachelor and master’s-degree programs are offered in partnership with regional community colleges in Hazlet and Cumberland, both in New Jersey.

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Campus

An inspirational place to learn & live

GCU is on the former estate of financier George Jay Gould. Our grounds feature magnificent architecture and 156 acres of formal gardens and lush lawns bordering the north shore of Lake Carasaljo.

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Fast Facts

Student Body

1,793

Undergraduates

2,411

Total Enrollment

27

States Our Students Call Home

40%

First-Generation College Students

74%/26%

Female/Male

298

Student-Athletes

Financials

98%

Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid

90%

Students Receiving Aid from GCU

$22,234

Average Cost to Attend

$20,361

Average GCU Aid Package

Outcomes

27%

Graduates in the Top 20% for Income at Age 34

Top 20%

Overall Mobility Index

93%

Graduates Employed Two Years After Graduation

$57,250

Average Starting Salary

Student Life

14

NCAA Division II Varsity Sports

40+

Clubs & Organizations

10

Miles from the Jersey Shore

1

Hour from New York & Philadelphia

Academics

97%

Faculty Holding Doctorate or Terminal Degree

13

Average class size

37

Undergraduate Majors

40

Undergraduate Minors

The New York Times Top 20% Overall Mobility
Money Magazine Best College For Your Money
U.S. News & World Report Top Performer For Social Mobility
Named To Transfer Honor Roll Phi Theta Kappa
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