Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

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101 Vera King Farris Drive

Galloway, NJ 08205

Phone: (609) 652-1776
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
May 1
application deadline

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#60 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,516, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 60. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,322 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,715 (2013-14).

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, also known simply as Stockton College, is located near the Atlantic Ocean in Galloway, N.J. The college operates about 10 academic departments for its undergraduates, including the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. For graduate students, available degree options include nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy programs.

Undergraduates can get involved in research projects early in their education and may be awarded fellowships through Stockton College. There are also a variety of student clubs and organizations to get involved in, as well as a Greek community that recruits about 5 percent of Richard Stockton students. The Stockton College athletic teams, known as the Ospreys, compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference. Notable alumni of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey include Bruce Larkin, author and founder of educational publishing company Wilbooks, and Argentinian soccer player Santiago Solari.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Stockton's focus is on undergraduate teaching and learning in a Liberal Arts setting, with specialized graduate programs that are an outgrowth of, rather than an add-on to the curriculum. Our specialized General Studies programs ensure that students don't simply take classes; they participate in an educational program that has elements of writing, quantitative reasoning, and multicultural studies. Service learning and participation in community activities are an important aspect of student learning. Student services areas are seen as extensions on learning, and opportunities to encourage leadership.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $20,499,371


When applying to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.3%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is 18:1, and the school has 24.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Teacher Education, Multiple Levels; and Criminology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 40%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 17%
Psychology, General 12%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9%
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 9%
Criminology 8%

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Student Life

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,516, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,400
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 72.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,034.

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In-state tuition and fees $12,322 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,715 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,952 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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