Stockton University

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $8,646 | $15,599
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $16,756
May 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


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

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

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      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.


81% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,706
    • Accepted4,652
    • Acceptance Rate81%
    • Enrolled8,275
    • Female Applicants3,588
    • Females Accepted2,967
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants2,118
    • Males Accepted1,685
    • Male Acceptance Rate79%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • 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 510 610
    • SAT Math 500 590
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$8,646
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,599
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,758
    • Room and board *$12,120
    • Room only *$8,070
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$16,756
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$17,797
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,467
    • Average Grant Aid:$6,175
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$9,059
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:98%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 67%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 26%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,275
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino12.63%
    • Black or African American8.02%
    • White or Caucasian68.44%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian6.05%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.22%
    • Two or more races2.28%
    • Unknown or International Student1.7%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.52% representing 10 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students2% 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 37%
  • 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 Occupational Therapy Club, Sign Language Club, Animal Friendly Organization, Commuters on the Go, Archery Recreational Club of Stockton
  • 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


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
    • 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 Yes 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
    • 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 Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty719
    • Full-time Percentage46%
    • Part-time Percentage54%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 7,562 students to 445 faculty



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