Georgian Court University is a coeducational, forward-thinking institution that encourages intellectual inquiry, moral analysis, and social dialogue.
Georgian Court University is a place where heart and intellect meet. At GCU, students expand possibility while fostering their unique gifts and become a more engaged citizen of the world. The historic 156-acre campus is home to over 2,000 students, creating a community of scholarship, empowerment, and friendships.
Georgian Court University is a four-year private coeducational university located in Lakewood, NJ. GCU is set on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould, the campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia, and only 10 miles from the Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with alluring statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens.
The current GCU campus was sold to the Sisters of Mercy in 1924 from the heirs of George Jay Gould. The original estate featured an indoor swimming pool, court tennis court, and bowling alley, all housed in what is now called the Casino and completely restored. Gould’s estate also boasted a Japanese Garden, Formal Garden, and classical Italian Gardens, which still grace the campus with their natural and sculptural beauty.
As a forward-thinking university, that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU expands possibility for students of all faiths and backgrounds. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
As a coeducational institution, we continue to grow while maintaining a small-scale setting that provides a big value: a community based on respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service. Each GCU student shapes our experiential academic environment, which makes for a vibrant environment of teachers and learners.
The Georgian Court atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core Mercy values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service, the university offers a nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
In 2015, GCU was ranked in the top 5% in the northeast by Washington Monthly College Guide as a “Best Bang for the Buck”, in addition of in the top 10% nationally by The Economist when it comes to our graduates and median income. GCU was also ranked in Money magazine as a top college that added the most value. We just heard that GCU was named a National College of Distinction based on our study abroad, service learning, and internship programs.
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