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.

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.


From The School

Admission to Stockton is competitive, but we encourage students from all backgrounds to apply. Every application received is evaluated on the basis of both demonstrated proficiency and potential for success on the college level.

Stockton operates on rolling admissions with deadlines. This means students may apply for admission to the fall or spring term and receive an admissions decision when their application files are completed. For most freshman majors, the deadline for fall admission is May 1. Check our website for special program deadlines. Transfer student deadline for fall admission is June 1. Spring admission deadline for all students is December 1.

Application fee: $50. Enrollment deposit:$250 . Housing deposit: $150 .

Freshman Application Requirements:
application, essay, official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, TOEFL for international students. Suggested: letters of recommendation.

Transfer Student Application
Requirements: official transcripts from ALL colleges attended. Transfer students with fewer than 16 transferable credits at the date of application must provide official high school transcripts or high school equivalency certificate (GED), equivalency test scores, and SAT or ACT scores. Transfers with 16 or more transfer credits who have not attained an associate's degree at the date of application must provide a copy of the high school diploma or GED, equivalency test scores and transcripts from years attended.

Students graduating from a New Jersey county/community college with an AA/AS degree in a Stockton-approved transfer program may be granted up to a maximum of 64 credits upon notification of acceptance. An associate in applied science (AAS) degree is not generally transferable and is evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

For more information, contact:
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Office of Enrollment Management
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Telephone: 609-652-4261
Toll free: 866-RSC-2885
Fax: 609-748-5541


Acceptance Rate

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended


Regular — May 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Science
Studies in the Arts Visual
Studies in the Arts Performing
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medical Technology
Business Studies
Communication Disorders master's(Speech Pathology/Audiology)
Communication Studies
Media Studies
Media Production
Public Relations
Computational Science
Computer Science & Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Homeland Security
Forensic Investigation
Forensic Psychology
Engineering (dual-degree)
Environmental Science
Health Science
Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology/Audiology)
Historical Studies
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Languages & Cultural Studies
Liberal Studies (customized major)
Marine Science
Marine Biology
Occupational Therapy (master's)
Pharmacy (doctorate) dual degree
Philosophy & Religion
Physical Therapy (doctorate)
Political Science
Forensic Psychology
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology & Anthropology

Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy

Advanced Pre-Professional Degree Options:
Pre-Medicine Accelerated seven-year BS/MD with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Medicine, School of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dentistry); Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine; New York College of Podiatric Medicine; State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry; Pharmacy (doctorate) dual degree with Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
Physical Therapy (doctorate) BS/DPT at The Richard Stockton College of NJ
Physicians Assistant BS/MS with Philadelphia University
Engineering BS/BE with NJ Institute of Technology or Rutgers University
Medical Technology dual degree with University of Delaware
3+2 BS/MS; Computational Science at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
3+2 BA/MA; Criminal Justice at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
3+2 BS/PSM; Environmental Science at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
30 - 39
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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

  • Communication Studies/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 Clinical Sciences

  • 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

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.”


Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Renowned paleontologist

Marcus Major

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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

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
Fees $163/credit


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Need-based aid is awarded according to family need. Merit-based aid is awarded to recognize academic excellence with Stockton offering aggressive and generous scholarships to academically talented students.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



59% female
41% male
1% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

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.”


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.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Art galleries
Astronomical observatory
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation Campus Cable TV network/ Radio station WLFR-fm Campus-wide wireless network Carnegie Library Research Center, Atlantic City
Emergency messaging systems
Hammonton Educational Center
Nacote Creek Marine Science and Environmental Field Station
Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of NJ, Oceanville and Hammonton
On-campus child care facilities Performing Arts Center
Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center

Seaview Resort
Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center

Library: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Library contains more than 700,000 volumes, including books, reference materials, periodicals, newspapers, microforms, computer software, archival materials and government documents as well as a full-text of over 40,000 electronic journals.

Housing: Stockton provides on-campus housing in traditional residence halls and apartment-style living. All facilities are fully furnished and air-conditioned with cable TV, phone and Internet access.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Off-campus educational experiences for credit are a key feature of most degree programs at Stockton. Internships, research projects, and field studies extend the principles and methods learned beyond the classroom including study abroad, Semester at Sea, study tours, and alternative spring break. The Washington, D.C. Internship Program gives students the opportunity to gain professional working experience with Stockton sending more students to the program than any other college or university outside the Washington, D.C. area.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

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.”

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

8% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division III

14% participate in intramural sports
5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Ospreys)
8 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ospreys)
12 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
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


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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, HP (educational discount, no volume contract)

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Admissions Office

101 Vera King Farris Dr
Galloway, NJ 08205



Experience College Life

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Jersey Shore beaches
Atlantic City, NJ
Ocean City, NJ
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

Information Sessions
Not Available

Please contact admissions offices for details

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Individual arrangements. See Admissions


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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