8,275
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,756
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
81
81%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
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Overview

New Jersey's Newest University Offers Quality, Value, Distinction, and Location

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, great locations, and reasonable tuition. Stockton enrolls more than 8,500 students from New Jersey and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic states.

One of the Nation's Best

Stockton is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as Best Regional Colleges and Universities of the North (top-15); Best in the Northeast and one of America's top rated Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; Kiplinger's best buys in public colleges and universities; Alliance for Environmental Education selected Environmental Studies and Marine Sciences programs for Education for the Earth: A Guide to Top Environmental Studies Programs; recognized for innovation by the National Science Foundation; Best for Vets Colleges by Military Times.

Degree Programs with Personalized Options

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; health sciences; professional studies; and social, behavioral, and natural sciences. Popular majors include business administration, hospitality and tourism management, criminal justice, environmental and marine sciences, psychology, and education. Stockton's flexible 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.

Freshman Seminar and First Year Experience

Stockton requires all first-time 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 university offers pre-professional degree programs in communication disorders, occupational therapy, 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 seven-year, dual-degree articulation agreements with the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (BS/DO) and the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. Stockton also has dual-degree program agreements with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rutgers University, and Rowan University for students interested in engineering; NJIT for students interested in Pharmaceutical Engineering; University of Delaware for Medical Technology; and Philadelphia University for Physician Assistant.

Students Work Closely With Faculty

Stockton's 321 full-time faculty members represent highly diverse academic, training, and social backgrounds, with 94 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

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 source of information, integrating off-campus and commuter students into student life. More than 130 student clubs and organizations at Stockton support the academic, professional, social, religious, community, political, and personal interests of students, in addition to 22 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 range from deep sea fishing, fencing and scuba to flag football, indoor soccer, dodgeball and street or ice hockey. At the intercollegiate level, Stockton fields NCAA Division III teams in men's baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer; women's basketball, crew, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball; and men's and women's cross country and track and field. A 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 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 grad school or beginning a major job search.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

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 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 Galloway N.J., has a rural, park-like feel, yet is close to a variety of cultural and recreational activities, with nearby shopping and dining. The stunning 2,000-acre main campus is nestled in the environmentally protected Pinelands National Reserve - just minutes west of Atlantic City and Jersey Shore beaches; an hour west to Philadelphia and two hours north to New York City. Courses are also offered online, and at our educational centers in Hammonton, Manahawkin, Woodbine, and the Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City.

Location & Contact

Address 101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ  08205-9441
United States
Contact Phone: 609-652-1776

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
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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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,706
Applied
4,652
Accepted
8,275
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

3,588
Females Applied
2,967
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,118
Males Applied
1,685
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
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 May 1st May 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 1st June 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 610
SAT Math 500 590
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,862
In-state
15,989
Out-of-state
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Fees

4,877
Full-time student fees
12,282
Room & board
8,232
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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
Employees

Financial Aid

16,756
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,797
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,467
Avg. Loan Aid
6,175
Avg. Grant Aid
9,059
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
26%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,275
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.63%
Black or African American 8.02%
White or Caucasian 68.44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 6.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 2.28%
Other 1.7%

Gender

Male (41.21%)
Female (58.79%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
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

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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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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Other Campus Security & Safety:
on-campus sworn/commissioned police force

Athletics

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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 Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No 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

Faculty

719
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 331
Part-time - 388
Male - 328
Female - 391
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