Located in New Jersey, Georgian Court University is a Catholic university, with roots dating back to 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy. In 2004, it was granted university status by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.
Situated between New York and Philadelphia, it is an ideal location for students wishing to travel. Moreover, the campus is just 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore.
Interestingly, up until 2013, Georgian Court was a women’s college. Now the university is co-educational as well as being open to students of all faiths.
There are 33 undergraduate degrees available to students through the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Digital Media, and the School of Education. It is specifically known for its degrees within the School of Education, which include courses such as: early childhood development, elementary school, secondary school and special education.
The different schools have friendly small class sizes and hands-on teaching experience with faculty. Students also can conduct original research with faculty scholars as part of final projects.
There are some 14 sports teams associated with the Georgian Court University, which all compete in the NCAA Division II. The university is a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. To facilitate the team’s needs, there is a Wellness Centre where teams can train. In addition, there is a 1,200-seat arena, athletics fields, and a six-court outdoor tennis centre.
There are a plethora of clubs and organisations available to students, which include: Dance Theatre Club, Fashion Club, French Club, Nursing Club, Prayer Club, and the Vegetarian Society.