Georgian Court University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Georgian Court University
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Georgian Court University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 74%, Georgian Court is largely accessible. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, and high school transcripts. Georgian Court University accepts the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy when applying to multiple schools. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Georgian Court University Acceptance Rate: 74%

Georgian Court University Description:

Georgian Court University is made up of two colleges: the Women's College and the University College. The latter offers coeducational evening and graduate programs. Georgian Court is a private Roman Catholic college founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. The attractive 156-acre campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. The shore is just 10 miles away. The college takes pride in its nurturing environment -- Georgian Court has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and classes average between 15 and 20 students. In athletics, the GCU Lions compete in the NCAA Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,302 (1,591 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 28% Male / 72% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,618
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,808
  • Other Expenses: $6,600
  • Total Cost: $50,376

Georgian Court University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,369
    • Loans: $8,600

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, English, History, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Georgian Court University Mission Statement:

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"Georgian Court University, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition. The university has a special concern for women and is a dynamic community committed to the core values of Justice, Respect, Integrity, Service and Compassion, locally and globally."

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