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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

  • Galloway, NJ
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 60%40%
    student ratio
  • 7,539
    total students
  • $8,107 | $14,628
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • May 1
    fall application deadline
  • 62%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 550
    sat math
  • 520
    sat reading
  • 520
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

Liberal Arts College in New Jersey Provides Exceptional Educational Experiences

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Stockton) is a selective, midsized, highly-ranked public liberal arts college in southern New Jersey, with programs in business, liberal arts, humanities, health sciences, education, and social, behavioral, and natural sciences. Students enjoy small class sizes, modern facilities, exceptional educational experiences, an environmentally friendly campus, a great location, and reasonable tuition.

Stockton enrolls more than 7,000 students from New Jersey and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic states.

One of the Nation's Best Public Colleges

Stockton was highly ranked among the nation's top public colleges and universities in the 2010 survey of "America's Best Colleges." It also was ranked by "U.S. News and World Report" in 2010 as one of the best universities/master's programs in the north.

Degree Programs with Personalized Options

The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the arts and humanities; business; professional studies; and social, behavioral, and natural sciences. Popular majors include business administration and management, criminal justice, environmental and marine sciences, and psychology.

Stockton's flexible curriculum allows students to prepare for professional careers in dentistry, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine, while pursuing a traditional major.

The college's academic programs are structured around a preceptorial system. This allows students to work on a personalized basis with an assigned faculty-staff preceptor (adviser) on evaluating and planning individual courses of study and career alternatives.

Freshman Seminar and First Year Experience

Stockton requires all first-semester freshmen to take part in the Freshman Seminar and First Year Experience, an academic introduction to the life of the mind.

The program brings students together in an intellectual and social community through interlocking events and programs designed to span the academic, co-curricular, and informational aspects of the educational experience.

Pre-Professional, Professional, and Dual-Degree Programs

The college offers pre-professional degree programs in occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and podiatry, with the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees completed at Stockton.

Stockton has accelerated 7-year, dual-degree articulation agreements with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (which includes the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the New Jersey Medical School, the School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the New Jersey Dental School); the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine; the New York State College of Optometry; and the Rutgers School of Pharmacy.

Stockton also has an articulation program with Cornell University for veterinary medicine, and 5-year, dual-degree programs with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers University for students interested in engineering.

Students Work Closely With Faculty

Stockton's 265 full-time and 80 part-time faculty members represent highly diverse academic, training, and social backgrounds, with 95 percent holding the highest degree in their field. Small class sizes and individual research opportunities afford students opportunities to work closely with faculty members.

Among Stockton's distinguished faculty are Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellowship winners, and world-renowned experts in Holocaust studies, psychology, and physics.

Campus Living and Activities

The campus' setting, tucked inside the Pinelands National Reserve, provides an ideal natural environment for a wide range of outdoor activities including sailing, canoeing, jogging, hiking, and fishing, with Jersey Shore beaches mere minutes away.

More than 130 student clubs and organizations at Stockton support the academic, professional, social, religious, community, political, and personal interests of students.

A performing arts center offers cultural events, exhibits, concerts, lectures, student plays, and other entertainment. The college also has 21 national fraternities and sororities.

Variety of Sports and Recreation Choices

Students, faculty, and staff members join together in an intramural and club sports program that includes aikido, crew, flag football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, street hockey, swimming, and volleyball.

At the intercollegiate level, Stockton fields NCAA Division III 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.

A new, multi-purpose sports and recreation center offers fitness facilities, racquetball courts, weight rooms, a gymnasium, and outdoor recreational facilities.

Internships and Off-Campus Programs

Internships, research projects, and field studies are key features of most degree programs at Stockton. Study abroad, Semester at Sea, and a 4-year independent study with the One-on-One Connect mentor/scholar program are available.

The Washington, D.C. Internship Program enables students to gain professional work experience in the nation's capital. Stockton sends more students to this program than any other college or university outside the Washington, D.C. area.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition costs, room and board fees, and other applicable charges vary for in-state and out-of-state students. Needs-based and merit-based financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

Stockton offers aggressive and generous scholarship opportunities for academically talented freshman and transfer students based on standardized test scores, grade point average, high school class rank, and college level performance.

Natural Setting Near City and Sand

Stockton's environmentally friendly campus in Pomona, N.J., has a rural, park-like feel, yet is close to a variety of cultural and recreational activities, with nearby shopping and dining.

Nestled on 1,600 acres in the pristine Pinelands National Reserve, just 12 miles from Atlantic City, the campus is 20 minutes from New Jersey shore beaches, an hour's drive from Philadelphia, and 2 hours from New York City.


Location & Contact

101 Vera King Farris Drive
NJ 08205-9441

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Computational Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

62% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,126
    • Accepted3,805
    • Acceptance Rate62%
    • Enrolled7,539
    • Female Applicants3,834
    • Females Accepted2,408
    • Female Acceptance Rate62%
    • Male Applicants2,292
    • Males Accepted1,397
    • Male Acceptance Rate60%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen May 1st May 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st June 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 520 480 570
    • SAT Math 550 500 600
    • SAT Writing 520 480 570
    • ACT Composite 20 20 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$8,107
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,628
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,461.00
    • Room and board *$11,164.00
    • Room only *$7,604.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,539
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.73%
    • Black or African American6.06%
    • White or Caucasian74.21%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.11%
    • Asian5.33%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.2%
    • Two or more races2.84%
    • Unknown1.27%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.25% representing 11 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 36%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Multi-Cultural Connection, Stockton Entertainment Team, Los Latinos Unidos, Unified Black Student Society, Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other on-campus sworn/commissioned police force

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty662
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 7,148 students to 415 faculty


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