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Stockton University

Galloway, NJ


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Stockton University (Stockton) is a selective, midsized, highly ranked public undergraduate and graduate university of the arts, sciences and professional studies in southern New Jersey. Students enjoy small class sizes, modern facilities, exceptional educational experiences, an environmentally friendly campus and convenient locations. Stockton enrolls over 9,600 students from New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic states and foreign countries.

One of the Nation's Best

Stockton is recognized among the top 10 Public Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report; Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review; Best Colleges for Your Money by Money Magazine; Best for Vets by Military Times and Higher Education Excellence in Diversity from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.

Choose your own academic experience.

The university offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees in the arts and humanities; business; education; general studies; health sciences; natural sciences and mathematics; and social and behavioral sciences. Popular majors include Business Administration, Hospitality & Tourism Management Studies, Criminal Justice, Environmental and Marine Science, Psychology and Education. Stockton's curriculum allows students to prepare for professional careers in dentistry, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, while pursuing a traditional major. The university'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.

First Year Experience

All first-time freshmen are required to take part in the Freshman Seminar as part of the First Year Experience at Stockton.  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

Stockton also offers pre-professional preparation in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, communication disorders (speech therapy), occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies, with the master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Communication Disorders, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy completed at Stockton. The university also has an accelerated seven-year dual-degree articulation agreements with Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine; an accelerated dual-degree program in pharmaceutical engineering with New Jersey Institute of Technology; a five-year BS-MSPA that combines a B.S. in Health Science from Stockton with a master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Thomas Jefferson University; and five-year, dual-degree programs with New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University and Rutgers University for engineering. In addition, students can graduate from Stockton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or Biology and finish their Doctor of Pharmacy degree through the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.

Expert Faculty

Stockton's 344 full-time faculty members represent highly diverse academic, training, and social backgrounds, with 92 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 Fulbright Scholars, PulitzerPrize-awarded authors, Guggenheim Fellows and world-renowned experts in Holocaust studies, psychology and physics.

Campus Experience

On campus living is a safe and supportive environment where students build long lasting relationships. The residential community provides engaging activities that prepare students for learning, living and working in an ever-changing global world. The Commuter Connection addresses the needs and concerns of the off-campus and commuter population, providing a comprehensive range of programs, support and information, integrating off-campus and commuter students into student life. The Stockton experience is enhanced with 200-plus ways to get involved with clubs, organizations and activities.

Choose to be an Osprey

Students, faculty and staff members join together in a comprehensive  intramural and club sports program that range from fishing, fencing and scuba to Quidditch, cheerleading and ice hockey. At the intercollegiate level, Stockton offers NCAA Division III teams in men's baseball, basketball, lacrosse and soccer; women's basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball; and men's and women's cross country and track and field. Facilities include a sports center arena and outdoor track; two fitness centers; basketball; racquetball and tennis courts; street hockey rink and a north complex, including a baseball field, softball field and artificial turf field.

Career Ready

Internships, research projects and field studies are key features of most degree programs at Stockton. Study abroad, Semester at Sea and an independent study with a professor/mentor/scholar 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. The Career Center can help with everything from exploring career interests to finding internships to applying for graduate school or beginning a major job search.

A Quality Education Within Your Reach

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

Two Lakes, One Ocean

Stockton’s main campus is located in Galloway, New Jersey, nestled in the environmentally protected Pinelands National Reserve, just minutes west of Atlantic City, an hour from Philadelphia, and two hours from New York City. Courses are also offered online and at locations in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. The new Stockton University Atlantic City, which includes an Academic Center and Residential Complex overlooking the Boardwalk, will allow Stockton to grow and support its surrounding communities as well as expand the Hospitality & Tourism Management Studies, Organizational Leadership, Business Studies, Social Work and Community Leadership & Civic Engagement programs.

Location & Contact

Address 101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ  08205-9441
United States

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported May 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 1st June 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 552 500 600
SAT Math 551 500 590
ACT Composite 22 18 25

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 13.62%
Black or African American 8.38%
White or Caucasian 67.16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 6.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.18%
Two or more races 2.07%
Other 1.8%


Male (41.74%)
Female (58.26%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 37%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Meet the Greeks, University Weekend and Lolla-No-Booza

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Most popular organizations:
Occupational Therapy Club, Sign Language Club, Animal Friendly Organization, Commuters on the Go and Archery Recreational Club of Stockton

Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 3 No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 344
Part-time - 427
Male - 359
Female - 415
Stockton University