The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Enrollment Information

Situated near the Jersey shoreline, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a highly ranked public college that provides bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Read about the pros and cons of the school, plus ranking, tuition, and admission information.

Is the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey the School for You?

Located in the suburban area of Galloway, New Jersey, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a 4-year, public institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. It's a liberal arts college whose namesake was one of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Read through the following information to see if Stockton College is the right school for you.

Pros

  • Highly ranked among regional universities (North) by U.S. News & World Report
  • Total out-of-state costs are $1,616 less than the national average at 4-year, public schools
  • Accepts Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credits
  • 3-year cohort default rate is 7.2 percentage points lower than the national average
  • All courses taught by professors

Cons

  • Total in-state costs are $5,042 higher than the national average at similar schools
  • Acceptance rate is 6.8% lower than the national average
  • Average student debt is $5,655 more than the national average
  • Student-faculty ratio is three higher than the national average for similar schools

Ranking & School Analysis

Stockton College is a prestigious institution ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2013. It was also ranked #11 on the top public schools list for regional universities in the North in 2013. The average total expenses paid by in-state Stockton College students - tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board - were $22,902 in 2012-2013, according to the NCES, which is higher than the national average of $17,860 paid by students attending similar schools, as reported by College Board. However, NCES reported that out-of-state students paid total costs of $29,295, which is less than the national average of $30,911, per College Board.

The Project on Student Debt indicated that the average indebtedness of students who graduated from this school in 2011 was $32,255, much higher than the national average of $26,600 reported by the agency for that same year. Despite this, you should know that the school's 3-year cohort default rate was only 6.2% for fiscal 2009, which is less than half of the national average reported by the U.S. Department of Education of 13.4%. This suggests that Stockton grads are more effective at repaying their student loans than average grads.

Stockton College's 4-year graduation rate was average, 40% in 2010, per the NCES; this is equal to the 4-year national average in 2009, which is the last year for which this statistic is available. The college accepts AP and dual credits. The school also has professors teach all its classes; there are no graduate TAs. Data from the NCES showed that, in 2012, Stockton's acceptance rate was 57%, which was 6.8 percentage points lower than the national average of 63.8% in 2011, the last year for which the national figure is available. The NCES also reported that the student-faculty ratio was 18:1, which is a bit higher than the national average of 15:1 for public, 4-year schools.

Stockton College offers 40 majors, roughly 20 master's degree programs, and one doctoral degree program. College Board indicated that some of the most popular fields of study in 2013 included business/marketing, social sciences, psychology, biology, education, and health professions.

Admissions & Financial Aid at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

The deadline for general fall admission is May 1; some programs have earlier deadlines and consider applications for fall entry only. For example, the 4-year nursing degree program's application deadline is February 15. If you are a freshman applicant, you will have to submit your application (either the school's or the Common Application), your ACT or SAT test scores, and your high school transcripts. Stockton College also requests that freshman applicants submit at least two or three letters of recommendation, copies of Social Security cards, and admissions application essays. Accelerated health professions, pharmacy dual degree, and nursing programs have additional prerequisites or application requirements. Out of the 57% of applicants accepted to Stockton College in 2012, only 28% enrolled, per the NCES.

If you want full consideration for school scholarships, the financial aid application deadline is January 31, although applications will be accepted after that date. You are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a state financial aid application. The NCES reported that in 2011-2012, 54% of undergraduates received financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships; the average amount of grant or scholarship aid given was $8,058. The NCES reported that 68% of undergraduates received federal student loans; the average federal loan amount was $7,264.

Applications & Tuition Info
Regular Application Deadline (2014-2014) May 1***
Financial Aid Application Deadline (2014-2015) March 1 (priority)***
Notification of Acceptance (2014-2015) Rolling; begins October 1***
Application Fee (2012-2013) $50**
Acceptance Rate (2012) 57%**
Tuition & Fees (2012-2013) $12,322 in-state; $18,715 out-of-state**
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package (No year given) $16,163***
% of Students with Need Met (No year given) 28%***
Average Student Debt at Graduation (2011) $32,255****
Student Loan Default Rate (fiscal 2009) 6.2%**

Student Life at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

If you want to take part in Greek life on campus, you can choose among the 12 fraternities or ten sororities. The school hosts more than 100 additional student organizations in a wide array of interests and fields.

The NCES reported that, in 2012, the undergraduate student population at Stockton College was not ethnically diverse; 75% of the student body identified as white. Of the remaining quarter, 9% identified as Hispanic or Latino, 7% as black or African-American, and 5% as Asian. Nearly all were in-state students.

There are several unique facilities located at the 2,000-acre Stockton College campus; these facilities include a Holocaust center, forestry nursery, on-campus hospital, conference center, nature paths, ecological preserves, an interdisciplinary natural sciences laboratory, and a geothermal plant. Student services include on-campus day care, substance abuse counseling, a career center, tutoring, disability services, personal counseling, remedial assistance, veterans' services, health services, and women's services.

Student Life Info
Campus Setting Large suburb
Student Population (2012) 7,516 undergraduates; 884 graduate students**
Male-to-Female Student Ratio (2012) 42% to 58%**
% of Full-time Students (2012) 91%**
% of In-state Students (2012) 99%**
% of International Students (2012) 0%**
Retention Rate (2011-2012) 84%**
Campus Housing Available Yes
% of Students Living on Campus 35%***
Extracurricular Activities Over 100 student organizations and clubs*
Noteworthy Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Research Center*

Sources: *The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey website, **NCES, ***College Board, ****Project on Student Debt.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205
  • Phone: (609) 652-4261