From the School

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.

Overview

Applicants
6,126
Acceptance Rate
62%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 570
SAT Math
500 - 600
ACT Composite
20 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School

Stockton's curriculum combines solid academic preparation with a self-directed approach in a flexible framework. Students have many options for engaging in independent study and faculty-guided research projects as well as opportunities to influence what and how they learn by participating in the major decisions that shape their academic lives; choose a traditional path of study, or one which is tailor suited to their individual needs.

Special Academic Options: Credit for Advanced Placement scores, accelerated degree programs, dual-degree programs, distance learning, self-designed majors, summer session, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads, co-curricular participation in Academic Centers: Carnegie Library Research Center, Coastal Research Center, Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Small Business Development Center, Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center, Stockton Center for Community Schools, Stockton Center for Economic and Financial Literacy, Stockton Center on Successful Aging, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

Academic Year:
Two fifteen-week semesters
Eight summer terms

Graduation requirements: 128 credit hours; internships (some majors); senior project for honors program students.

Preceptorial advising days are set aside each semester for student/ faculty advisory sessions.

Students Say

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a “small, safe, close-knit” public school which “takes pride in being the only green school in South Jersey.” Located within the Pine Barrens, the school stands out for “its great marine science program,” “outstanding physical therapy program” and a “new baccalaureate nursing program just being introduced.” Students also take advantage of the chance for “hands on undergraduate work at the Marine Field Station located off campus” and report that “The tutoring centers are very helpful.” Another unique draw of the school is its use of preceptors “who are very informative and help you so much in choosing classes to help you graduate on time. They also help set up internships for you so that when you graduate, you could possibly have a job in your major which is absolutely incredible.” Students are generally satisfied with the teaching faculty at Stockton although they admit that “some professors are excellent while some are terrible.” One student says, “The professors here at Stockton are a swig of colorful personality and intellectual enrichment” while another student raves that “The majority of professors at Stockton are heavily invested in their students, and are more concerned with teaching the subject than the tests.”

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.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
1717.7:1
Total Faculty
662
with Terminal Degree
383

332
Women
330
Men
118
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Renowned paleontologist

Marcus Major
Novelist

Dr. Michael Westerveld
Prof Neuropsychology at Yale

Dr. David Metzger
Leading authority on HIV infection rates

Christopher J. Connors
Senator, NJ 9th Legislative District

Kevin Cathcart
Executive Director Lambda Legal

Robert L. Fine, MD
Director, Experimental Therapeutics Program Columbia University

Overview

From The School

Undergraduate Students
2011-2012 costs based on Flat-rate tuition up to 20 credits per semester/40 credits per year, double residence room, Ultimate 19 meal plan.

In-State Resident Out-of-State Resident
Tuition & Fees
$11,963 $ 18,170 Room & Board
$10,580 $ 10,580
Books (apx.) $1,700
$ 1,700

TOTAL $24,243 /year
$30,450 /year

Graduate Students 2011-2012 costs
In-State Resident Out-of-State Resident
Tuition $543 /credit
$ 836 /credit
Fees $163 /credit
$ 163 /credit

TOTAL $706 /credit
$ 999 /credit

Doctoral Students 2011-2012 costs
Tuition $597/credit
$961/credit
Fees $163/credit
$163/credit

Total
$760/credit
$1,124/credit

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
75
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,134

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,226

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,545

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,944

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,209

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,107
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,628
Required Fees
$4,461
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,562

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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 Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

Co-curricular activities are an extremely important aspect of the college experience providing countless opportunities for students to develop leadership, social, and recreational skills outside the formal academic setting. Stockton offers over 130 clubs and organizations and 21 sororities and fraternities. Participation in activities can be documented through Stockton's student development program, ULTRA (Undergraduate Learning, Training and Awareness), culminating in a Co-curricular Transcript issued to students.

Stockton Athletics
At the intercollegiate level, Stockton fields NCAA Division III sports teams in men's baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer; women's basketball, crew, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball; and men's and women's cross-country and track and field. Stockton participates in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), two of the most competitive Division III conferences in the nation. The College boasts a new sports center with fitness facilities, a glass-enclosed indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, weight rooms and outdoor recreational facilities. In addition, students, faculty and staff members join together in an extensive intramural and club sport program.

Students Say

The “big green community” of Stockton students freely admits, “We have a lot of nature lovers here.” One student explains in greater detail that “We’re an environmental school so it’s typical to see a guy toting a beard and flannel. It’s cool to see how many people like to jam out on guitars in the apartment complexes.” Another common feature among the student population is that “Most students here go home on the weekend suitcase school!” Students point out that “There is a definite mix of students in regards to race and ethnicity but one thing that connects most students is that mostly all of us are from New Jersey.” Stockton students describe themselves as “friendly” and “laid back” and tell us that “As long as a person is willing to accept others and has a sliver of personality, they should have no problem fitting in at Stockton.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,539
Out of State
1%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

60% female
40% male
1% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

From The School

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is located on a stunning 2,000 -acre campus in Galloway Township, New Jersey, nestled in the Pinelands National Reserve, 12-miles from Atlantic City, with easy access to Philadelphia and New York City. The environmentally-friendly campus has a rural park-like setting yet is close to so much. A full schedule of concerts, art exhibitions, lectures, recreation and sports on campus is complemented by the nearby Jersey Shore beaches, boardwalks, resort areas and historic destinations. Within a 15-minute drive students will find fishing, boating, swimming, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and cultural attractions.

Students Say

Being a “pretty isolated school in the Pine Barrens” is a double edged sword. “It is beautiful because it sits in the middle of mother nature, but because of it everything that is exciting is so far away.” Students note that “Stockton has a huge commuter population and on weekends the campus is dead.” However, many of their peers still manage to keep themselves entertained. “Students fish and ride bikes” and “Campus life is a little like living at a summer camp, with the campus police always on patrol and ready to break up any kind of ’noise complaint’.” One student explains, “The campus has tons of activities available as well as shows and movie nights.” When campus life loses its charm, people “enjoy taking trips to the near by cities like AC, NYC, and Philly.”

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.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
71
First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
91

Housing Options

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
111
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
5

4% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

15% participate in intramural sports
5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Ospreys)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ospreys)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Pride Alliance Brings about a sense of unity and awareness among gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual people within the Stockton Community through social and educational activities

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Stockton University in New Jersey advertises itself as New Jersey’s Green College—and rightfully so. Located in the Pinelands National Reserve, Stockton has long been ahead of the green curve, since the college installed an ahead-of-its-time geothermal heating and cooling system to save energy for all buildings that comprised the academic complex back in 1993. The geothermal project has since expanded and provides up to 1,650 tons of cooling capacity to the campus. Stockton has signed the ACUPCC. The new Campus Center (150,000 square feet) is LEED Gold. It houses the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Advising and the Career Center, as well as a food court, coffee shop, bookstore and theatre. The college—in partnership with private sector developers—has invested in solar energy, building a total of 2.1 megawatts in solar arrays on campus including rooftop installations and shade canopies over parking lots. The college recently completed an unusual Permeable Parking Lot, which reduces the amount of storm water flowing off of the parking area. The college is also home to the Stockton University Coastal Research Center (CRC), which functions as a teaching, training and research facility for Stockton students. For students seeking a formal green education, the college offers bachelor's degrees in both environmental science and sustainability, and a professional science master's in environmental science. Campus groups like Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment, Water Watch, and the Sustainability Living/Learning Community offer students the opportunity to get involved outside the classroom as well.

Green Rating
85
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
50%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

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

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
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
130

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, HP (educational discount, no volume contract)

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office

Address
101 Vera King Farris Dr
Galloway, NJ 08205

Phone
609-652-4261

Email
admissions@stockton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Center
Performing Arts Center
Library
Housing options
Marine Field Station

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Jersey Shore beaches
Atlantic City, NJ
Ocean City, NJ
Philadelphia
New York City
The college is nestled in the Pinelands National Reserve, 12-miles from the Jersey Shore beaches, with suburban entertainment, shopping and restaurants nearby. Stockton is easily accessible via public transportation with Atlantic City International Airport is 2-miles from campus.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
Please contact admissions offices for details

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
linda.yost@stockton.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Individual arrangements. See Admissions

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Atlantic City International Airport Absecon/Atlantic City train station NJ Transit bus stop on campus

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Garden State Parkway South, Exit 44. Turn right to College Drive on left. From Garden State Parkway North, enter Atlantic City rest area (mile post 42.5), follow exit behind service area for Jim Leeds Road. Left at traffic light, travel one mile to College entrance on right. From Camden/Philadelphia and points west, Atlantic City Expressway East to Exit 12. Turn left. Proceed straight apx. 4 miles to traffic light at Jim Leeds Road. Turn right - go 1 mile to College entrance on left. miles. Parking available on left.

Local Accommodations
Hotel and motel accommodations nearby providing a wide price range. Family accommodation to luxury/golf club accommodations.
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Key Stats

6,126
Applicants
7,539
Size
62%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

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