Stockton University Admissions Facts

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Stockton University's Carnegie Library in Atlantic City
Stockton University's Carnegie Library in Atlantic City. Jay Reed / Flickr

With an acceptance rate of 64 percent, Stockton University in New Jersey admits the majority of applicants each year. Students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted--if your SAT or ACT scores are within or over the ranges listed below, you are on track to be admitted to Stockton. Prospective students will need to submit, along with an application and standardized test scores, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. For more information about these requirements, be sure to check out the school's website.

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Admissions Data (2015)

Stockton University  Description

Stockton University, formerly The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, is a public liberal arts universitye located in Galloway, a town in the pinelands of Southern New Jersey. The university first offered classes in 1971, and since that time has become highly ranked among public Master's universities in the North (the school made my list of top New Jersey colleges).

The 1,600-acre campus features an art gallery, observatory, a large outdoor research lab, and a laboratory, field station and marina for marine science. Among undergraduates, business administration is the most popular major, and biology, teacher education, and psychology also have high enrollments. In athletics, the Stockton University Osprey's compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 8,674 (7,808 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41 percent male / 59 percent female
  • 94 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,077(in-state); $19,861 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,597 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,942
  • Other Expenses: $3,160
  • Total Cost: $29,776 (in-state); $36,560 (out-of-state)

Stockton University Financial Aid (2014-15)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 85 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57 percent
    • Loans: 68 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,841
    • Loans: $7,977

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, English, Psychology, Teacher Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 9 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics