Thinking translates into doing at Stockton. Gain hands-on experience in nursing, public health or physical therapy at the two hospitals on campus; conduct computational science or IT research in our high-powered computer labs or at nearby technology centers; "live" a hospitality and tourism internship 24/7 at the Seaview Stockton's world-class resort; study artistic techniques firsthand through our partnership with the nearby Noyes Museum of Art and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, just an hour away; bask in our beautiful, 2,000-acre campus in the Pinelands Natural Reserve just minutes from the ocean (a natural lab perfect for our nationally recognized marine science and environmental studies programs).
Most Stockton students engage in independent study with a faculty mentor. Small classes allow for discussion, debate and discovery-guided by Fulbright scholars, the most-published scientist in the world and professors who care as much about teaching as research. Every major offers the personal attention and hands-on opportunities of a private college, yet at an affordable price.
Rooted in a deep social and environmental consciousness, Stockton offer extensive service learning and human rights opportunities and has become an international leader in alternative energy research and conservation efforts.
On the lighter side, over 10,000 events annually, more than 130 clubs and organizations, Greek life, academic and honor societies, intramural and club sports and study abroad options enhance the Stockton experience. As winners in two of the nation's most competitive NCAA Division III conferences, Osprey spirit soars for 17 varsity sports.
Founded in 1969, the College was named for Richard Stockton, one of the New Jersey signers of the Declaration of Independence. Although young, Stockton already has a tradition of anticipating and leading changes that other universities and colleges follow. Stockton offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, and a doctoral degree program, all designed to challenge the best and the brightest students. Stockton offers many of the academic, technological and cultural advantages of a large university, but with the community spirit typical of smaller colleges.
TOTAL ENROLLMENT (Fall 2011)
8,108 full-time, part-time, graduate students
6,885 undergraduate students
Male 42 % Female 58 %
Resident students: approximately 50 %
Freshman admissions: 58 % of freshman applicants accepted; First-time, freshman class: 973
SAT or ACT required; (CR + M) average: 1122 . Average high school rank: top 21 %
Transfer admissions: 70 % of transfer applicants accepted; approximate yearly transfer students enroll: 1,600 Faculty profile: 95% hold terminal degrees. All courses taught by professors no teaching assistants.
The school has also focused on improving its facilities and students observe that “Stockton is always growing: a new Campus Center, a new Science Building, more solar canopies.” While some find this expansion praiseworthy, others point out that “The only downside to this school is that it is expanding and with all the new building going around it makes the school look like a construction site but you get used to it.” One major gripe that numerous students expressed was with the lack of parking. According to one disgruntled student, “Finding parking in the morning and mid day at Stockton is like finding parking at the mall during Christmas time.”
For those looking for a party scene, “Thirsty Thursdays are common” and “There is a free shuttle to a popular bar on Thursday nights to prevent drinking and driving.” In terms of Greek life, “Frats/sororities aren’t huge on campus, but they’re primarily social ones that do a huge amount of community service.”
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