Students Say

Students at Stockton College cannot withhold praise for their school. One undergrad says, "The atmosphere on campus is ecstatic." "I fell in love with it" says one criminal justice major. Stockton is a mid-sized and affordable school that provides "the full package." One student notes, "Our school is about the beauty of the environment, making new friends and sharing experiences, and overall receiving a good education." Stockton College is known for its excellent business programs in addition to its biology, psychology, and accounting programs. Visual and performing arts are not to be over-looked either.

Overview

Applicants
8,119
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.35

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 580
SAT Math
500 - 600
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Students at Stockton College cannot withhold praise for their school. One undergrad says, "The atmosphere on campus is ecstatic." "I fell in love with it" says one criminal justice major. Stockton is a mid-sized and affordable school that provides "the full package." One student notes, "Our school is about the beauty of the environment, making new friends and sharing experiences, and overall receiving a good education." Stockton College is known for its excellent business programs in addition to its biology, psychology, and accounting programs. Visual and performing arts are not to be over-looked either. Students often describe the school as a "close-knit state school," and undergrads tell us that "Stockton is all about the students and helping them in every way to be successful." Students also have high regard for professors who "are willing to go above and beyond their job description to help students who want to get the best education possible." Teachers show a great interest in their students' development and advancement. Though the student body is still relatively small, the campus has some growing pains in terms of classes filling up too quickly. Some students lament the lack of "communication between departments and academic advising for students," but some administrative efforts are starting to bridge those gaps.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18.3:1
Total Faculty
623
with Terminal Degree
455

325
Men
298
Women
87
Minority
27
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Beth Shinney
Professional Soccer Player

Fred Kalisz
Former Mayor of New Bedford, MA

Brian Helgeland
Oscar winning screenwriter

Robert S Karam
Pres.;Karam Financial Group

Jimmy Tingle
Comedian

Jim Perdue
CEO, Perdue Corp.

Ed Lambert
Former Mayor of Fall River, MA

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 25

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,207

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,324

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,746

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,311

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,207

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$1,417
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$8,099
Required Fees
$10,264
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$800
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Stockton has "great ethnic diversity" on campus because it attracts students from all over New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York—states that are already diverse. Though students are aware of the rather large "commuter aspect" to campus, overall there appears to be great camaraderie among undergrads. While a typical student might be described as "laid-back" and "preppy," another student says simply "New Jersey" when asked to describe the average demographic. Still, Stockton attracts its fair share of hippies and "surfer types" who have a healthy interest in school, yet are not obsessed with over-achievement. One applied physics major paints a detailed student portrait, "They are a lot like hippies, but without the 'Flower Power' or druggie attitudes. People normally fit in by joining Greek life," which is praised for having "absolutely no hazing at all."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,454
Out of State

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
52

Demographics

3.50%
Asian
12.81%
African-American
7.90%
Hispanic
66.68%
Caucasian
5.29%
Unknown
2.11%
International

48% female
52% male
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Campus life at Stockton has a great deal to offer. One student says, "Nature surrounds the college, however city life is within half an hour away. The nightlife is amazing if you decide to hit up Atlantic City." Proximity to the beach, boardwalks, and casinos invite students who turn 21 to experiment with "gambling and drinking." Though one student describes activities as "drinking, drinking, drinking," there seems to be a fair balance between partying and getting work done. Many students enjoy more simple pleasures like "playing video games," going to the gym, or "walking around the huge lake on campus." "Nature is huge at our college," says one literature major. "Our campus is wooded with two giant lakes and beautiful scenic paths [and] beach-going and surfing are huge parts of our culture." Having an apartment on campus gives some students the sense of "living on our own with our own responsibilities." Yet some students believe you must "go Greek" in order to have a fun time. "I'm in a sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and it's the best decision I ever made. We help the community on a daily basis and work closely with others organizations on campus. It has turned Stockton around from being a bore, to being a blast!"

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
76

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

40% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Corsairs)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Corsairs)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Pride Alliance organization www.umassd.edu/cwgs/resources/pridealliance

Minority Support Groups: Frederick Douglas Unity House and several organizations umassdartmouth.collegiatelink.net

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Providence College

Sustainability

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth believes that “sustainability is the most pressing and far-reaching paradigm of the new millennium.” The university’s Sustainability Initiative functions as a catalyst, “taking a leadership role in transforming academic and practical training, engaging in the community to further sustainability efforts, sponsoring sustainability efforts at the university and redeveloping [the] region for a sustainable future.” Responsibility and Renewal, besides being two of the principles UMass Dartmouth endorses, is a recently finished 100-plus-page sustainability assessment and carbon reduction plan that serves as a link between all levels of those who run the university, summarizing the common goal of finding “greener pathways forward.” They’ve certainly seen results: achieved a 20 percent carbon emission reduction since 2008, campus witnessed the renovation and expansion of the LEED Silver Carney Library, and the installation of a wind turbine; 95 percent of cleaning products are Green Seal certified; and 98 percent of managed campus grounds are maintained organically. One student group, the Green Navigators, helps run a Farmer’s Market on campus and has campaigned for a campus bike path. UMass Dartmouth definitely doesn’t let its fortunate setting—it’s home to one of the largest contiguous forests in the area—go to waste. The university’s Living Classroom project promotes healthy management of the forest, while the woodland doubles as a sanctuary for educational walks and workshops for students and local residents of all ages. UMass Dartmouth was chosen as one of 100 locations nationally to test out green landscape maintenance standards.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
12%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
76

Average Number of PC's per Lab
28

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Campus store academic discount through U$ave program

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kelly Mahoney
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 027472300

Phone
(508)999-8605

Email
admissions@umassd.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Corsair Cafe
Tripp Athletic Center
Woodlawn Commons
MacLean Campus Center
Observatory

Most Popular Places Off Campus
General Cinemas
Zeiterion Theater
New Bedford Historic District
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Horseneck Beach State Reservation
North Dartmouth Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
TF Green Airport, Providence RI; Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, New Bedford MA; Amtrak; Martha's Vineyard Ferry; SRTA Buslines; Dattco Buslines

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Boston and points north: Route 128/93 to Route 24 South, at exit 12 take Route 140 south to exit 2, Route I-195 west to exit 12A From Providence, RI and points west: Route I-195 east through Fall River, MA to exit 12 From Cape Cod and points east: Route I-195 west through New Bedford to exit 12A From exits 12 or 12A to the UMASS campus: Take right off exit onto Faunce Corner Road, proceed south traveling across Route 6 onto Old Westport Road, at fork bear right staying on Old Westport Road, Campus is one mile on the left.

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport 53 Old Bedford Road, Westport, MA (508)675-8500 Best Western 737 State Road, Dartmouth, MA (508)717-0424 Residence Inn 181 Faunce Corner Rd, Dartmouth, MA (508)984-5858
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Key Stats

8,119
Applicants
7,454
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

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