Beautiful Gardens, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, NJ For Sale
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Beautiful Gardens, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, NJ
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unsentGeorgian Court University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy, the university has more than 1,500 undergraduates and nearly 600 graduate students.
In 2004, the institution was recognized with university status by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.
In 2013, Georgian Court became fully coeducational after more than 100 years as a women's college. The university is open to students of all faiths, while emphasizing its mission of Mercy, which incorporates respect, justice, integrity, compassion, and service.
The Sisters of Mercy founded Mount Saint Mary College as a liberal arts school for women in 1908, in North Plainfield, New Jersey. In 1924, the Sisters of Mercy purchased Georgian Court, the estate of George Jay Gould I in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, moved the college there and renamed it Georgian Court College.
The college was granted university status by the State of New Jersey in February 2004.
For more than a century, from 1908 to 2015, the institution was headed by Sisters of Mercy nuns. The Sisters of Mercy organization continues to sponsor Georgian Court through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.
The full transition to a coeducational institution, admitting both women and men into all academic programs, became complete at the outset of the Fall 2013 semester.
Georgian Court is the only Catholic college or university located in Central or South New Jersey. Most of its enrollment is drawn from these areas.
The university is located on the former summer estate of the millionaire George Jay Gould I, son of the railroad tycoon Jay Gould (1836–1892). Named by the Goulds as Georgian Court, the estate was designed by the New York architect, Bruce Price. He also designed three of the gardens that are featured on the campus today: the Italian Gardens, the Sunken Garden, and the Formal Garden. Takeo Shiota designed the Japanese Garden. In addition to the gardens, GCU has maintained much of the original architecture and the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum. The name of Georgian Court University is derived from the estate.
On February 4, 1985, Georgian Court was designated a National Historic Landmark. One of the many historic aspects of the campus is that it houses the only "real tennis" court, also called a "court tennis" court, at an American school. Approximately forty-five real tennis courts are still in use in the world today.
In 2004, university status was granted by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education; the name was changed to Georgian Court University. The school colors are blue and gold and the mascot is a lion. There are four residence halls: St. Joseph Hall, Maria Hall, and St. Catherine Hall, and Mercy Hall. A large percentage of the students commute daily.Shipping discount given for multiple purchases. Shipping is $0.10 for each additional postcard purchase. NOTE: Highest shipping charge applies first then $0.10 for each additional postcard.