Georgian Court University is a small, co-educational and comprehensive liberal arts university in the Roman Catholic tradition, located in Lakewood, NJ, about 60 miles from New York City and Philadelphia and 15 minutes from the Jersey Shore. We welcome all students who can benefit from a more personal post-secondary experience with small class sizes and a nurturing, empowering community to help them expand their sense of what is possible professionally and personally. Our Mercy values and holistic education instill in our students the conviction that they can live a life of purpose, changing the world for the better.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Dance
  • Sports Management

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning
  • Leadership
  • New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
  • Yellow Ribbon

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


As a first year student, you will need:

  • Completed application.
  • Official high school transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essay
December 1 is the priority deadline. February 1 is the recommended deadline. April 1 is the deadline.


As a transfer student, you can be accepted into the first-year, sophomore, or junior classes.

  • You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from your former college
  • If you have fewer than 24 credits, you must fulfill all requirements for admission to the freshman class
  • Candidates for admission from regionally accredited two-year colleges are judged by the same criteria as applicants from four-year institutions
  • Generally, you may transfer up to 90 credits from regionally accredited institutions with no more than 75 credits from two-year institutions. Georgian Court also has dual-degree agreements with many New Jersey community colleges that are designed to make the transfer process easier and help you transfer the maximum number of credits


Take advantage of our many market-driven majors—including business administration, health-related/nursing, and education—as well as our flexible 3+1 program with Brookdale Community College, which will save you money on tuition and fees.

Additional Information

Whether you are an incoming first-year, a returning undergraduate, a transfer student, an adult student, or a graduate student, we offer a wide range of financial aid options such as loansgrants, and scholarships to make your education at GCU possible. Georgian Court University is proud to meet the financial aid needs of its students with an annual budget of $19,000,000 in institutional aid. We believe a good education is a right—not a privilege. Through our internal scholarships and outside scholarships, we hope to make education attainable for all students.

Visit us

Seeing is believing. Once you visit our campus, you’ll want to call it your second “home”. Take a drive-through tour of campus. Follow our campus map to identify our beautiful gardens and 114 acre estate once owned by financier George Jay Gould. Schedule a guided campus tour with one of our Student Ambassadors who will, personally, introduce you to our stunning campus! You can also schedule a one-on-one virtual chat with your personal admissions counselor to get all of your questions answered

“This university is so much more than just your average college. It is this combination of values that sets Georgian Court apart from other schools, and with all of the great experiences and opportunities I have had, I would not want to spend my college years anywhere else. This university has taught me so many things in such a short amount of time, and I am so proud to be a Georgian Court University student.”

Kayly Donovan, Social Work Student, 2021
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Visit us

School location

900 Lakewood Ave
Lakewood Township, NJ 08701, United States of America

Phone number

(732) 987-2700