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Georgian Court University: Narrative Description


900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
Tel: (732)364-2200
Free: 800-458-8422
Admissions: (732)364-2202
Fax: (732)364-4442
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1908. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $32.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $173,946. Educational spending 2003-04: $7303 per student. Total enrollment: 3,065. Faculty: 282 (99 full-time, 183 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 509 applied, 79% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 1,367 students. Part-time: 679 students. Students come from 9 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 12/30 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,124 includes full-time tuition ($17,224), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($7200). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $464 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 44 open to all. Most popular organizations: Social Work Club, Athletic Training Club, Re-Entry Women, Commuter Life, Phi Alpha Theta. Major annual events: Family Day, Irish Afternoon, Fall Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 356 college housing spaces available; 271 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. The Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library with 145,413 books, 693,370 microform titles, 1,123 serials, 2,313 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lakewood, population 46,000, is located in the central part of New Jersey and is convenient to the Route 9 corridor, Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 95. New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City are each less than one and one-half hours from the college. Lakewood offers the services of a public library, hospital, various houses of worship, and numerous major civic and service organizations. The famous New Jersey shore is less than one-half hour away. Nearby are also the Naval Air Engineering Center, a sport parachuting center, and shopping centers.

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