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Why Choose Stockton?

Stockton University puts students first! From its state-of-the-art labs to its new beachfront Atlantic City campus, from its test optional admissions to its student research opportunities, Stockton is growing and improving with students in mind. Students can choose from more than 160 areas of study at Stockton's newly expanded campus in Galloway or its campus on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

The Health Sciences Center and Unified Science Center 2 complete a new Academic Quad on Stockton's 1,600-acre Galloway campus in the protected National Pinelands Reserve of southern New Jersey.

The new buildings feature research labs, a greenhouse and Sustainability and Exercise Science labs. The Health Sciences Center includes simulation labs where students get hands-on experience.

Beachfront Living and Learning
Stockton University Atlantic City includes an Academic Center, beachfront Residential Complex for 533 students, retail sites and a parking garage. More than 150 courses are offered at the site, with shuttle service available between the Atlantic City and Galloway campuses. The urban location is a benefit to students in Business Studies and Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management, providing internship opportunities in the casino and hospitality markets. Students are steps away from the beach and the world-famous Boardwalk, classes, the arts, shopping and entertainment. They can enjoy the city life while becoming engaged in the community and learning from practical internships and partnerships.

A special 12-month housing rate is offered in Atlantic City for students who want to stay during the summer to work, complete internships or accelerate their academic studies.

Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. Choose Stockton. The perfect size, the perfect place(s), at a public cost.

Total Enrollment (Fall 2019)
9,934 full-time, part-time, graduate students
8,893 undergraduate students
Male 39% Female 61%
Resident students: approximately 3,954

Approximately 75% of freshman applicants accepted; First-time, freshman class: 1,537

Test Optional for most majors; SAT or ACT required for certain majors; (EBRW + M) average: 1,152. Average high school GPA: B/B+

80% of transfer applicants accepted; approximate yearly transfer students enroll: 1,500

Faculty profile: 93% hold terminal degrees. All courses taught by professors, no teaching assistants.

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Overview

Applicants
6,914
Acceptance Rate
76%

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
721
with Terminal Degree
461

397
Women
324
Men
142
Minority
12
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Public Health, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Students Say

Stockton University offers “a warm and welcoming environment to help students grow academically and socially.” It’s the sort of school, according to undergrads, that “will go above and beyond to make sure a student is settled and comfortable.” To do this, the school offers a relatively low price tag, a location students love, and small class sizes that “make student-teacher interaction … simple and easy compared to large lecture halls.” Those conversations are enhanced by wonderful teachers that are “helpful, informative, and willing to do anything for you to succeed outside and inside the class.” (The faculty is also said to “give great life advice.”) Overall, professors come off as “pleasant and down-to-earth,” and appear to be “truly in love with their careers and [act as though] they truly care about their students.”

The classroom’s not the only place to get a Stockton education. Undergrads note that the school’s programs “offer lots of hands-on, real-world experience” through “research, internships, and on-campus jobs.” Two such examples are the “good partnerships with the FAA and Atlanticare Hospital that create a lot of internships.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
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
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,482

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,301

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,387

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,470

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

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$12,005
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,293
Required Fees
$2,043
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,177

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,496
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,893
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

6.74%
Asian
8.63%
African-American
14.81%
Hispanic
64.59%
Caucasian
1.05%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
3% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

The student body at Stockton has plenty of words to describe themselves, including: “unique,” “friendly,” “casual,” and “welcoming.” While some definitely bemoan the fact that there are “few students who come from surrounding states and even fewer who come from further away,” others stress that their peers are still “very diverse and different from one another.” It’s a large school, and some claim that “you never see the same person twice.” Even still, one student claims that “everyone feels comfortable around one another” at Stockton. That includes students of any age, which one student supports by adding, “I [think] Stockton is a great school for people of any age to come back to in order to get a degree later in life.” Then again, perhaps it’s easy to get along when these “curious,” “hard working” students “all share a common goal: to succeed.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
37%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

You’ll have plenty of opportunities for socializing at Stockton: Students frequently “congregate in the main campus center … or in the food court where you can eat with your friends and watch TV.” Plus, there are “lots of fun and free events” on campus, including bingo, craft, and movie nights. Those looking for exercise are also pleased, as “people take advantage of the trails” around campus and “utilize the gym … all the time.” For more outdoor fun, “you can rent hammocks … on campus, as well as camping gear, kayaks, and canoes all for free.” And even those who are seeking some entertainment off-campus will not be disappointed: Ocean City and Atlantic City are both close enough that students often take trips over the weekend. Note that since “the school has a lot of commuters,” you might find “there aren’t a lot of people on campus during the weekends.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Access Program

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Robert Ross

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
111
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
10

6% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

13% 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.

87/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2020.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

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. The new Stockton University branch campus in Atlantic City, opening in Fall 2018, is conveniently located at a major gateway to Atlantic City, steps away from the beach and the world-famous Boardwalk.

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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