Georgian Court University (GCU)

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GCU can be found in Lakewood, NJ, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 2,700 students are enrolled at GCU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 958 (25th percentile) to 1160 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into Georgian Court University. We were able to estimate the GCU average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 70% of all applicant were admitted at Georgian Court University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 14% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall GCU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Georgian Court University was reported as 71.2% in Fall 2020 with over 1,930 college applications submitted to Georgian Court University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • GCU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • GCU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Georgian Court University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Georgian Court University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for GCU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.5%
  • 2017-2018: 68.9%
  • 2018-2019: 72.5%
  • 2019-2020: 71.2%
  • Projected GCU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 66.6%

How Does GCU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for GCU is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rider University71.5%
Cairn University82.8%
Wagner College70.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to GCU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math478 - 580
Total Score958 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math17 - 22
Composite Score19 - 25
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