Stockton University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Carnegie Library Center at Stockton University
Carnegie Library Center at Stockton University.

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Stockton University is a public university with an acceptance rate of 84%. Located in Galloway, and part of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, the former Richard Stockton College of New Jersey began offering classes in 1971. The 1,600-acre campus features an art gallery, observatory, and a large outdoor research lab, as well as a laboratory, field station, and marina for marine science. The university offers over 160 areas of study and has a 17-to-1 student/faculty ratio. Among undergraduates, business administration is the most popular major; 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.

Considering applying to Stockton University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Stockton University had an acceptance rate of 84%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 84 students were admitted, making Stockton's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,084
Percent Admitted 84%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 31%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Beginning in 2019, Stockton University has a test-optional standardized testing policy for most majors. SAT and ACT scores will still be used for pre-enrollment placement and scholarship consideration. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 95% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 500 600
Math 500 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Stockton's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Stockton scored between 500 and 600, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 600. On the math section, 50% of admitted student scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1190 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Stockton University.

Requirements

Beginning in 2019, except for certain majors, Stockton University no longer requires SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Stockton participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Stockton does not require the writing section of the SAT. Applicants should be aware that certain majors have additional admissions requirements.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Beginning in 2019, Stockton University has a test-optional standardized testing policy for most majors. SAT and ACT scores will still be used for pre-enrollment placement and scholarship consideration. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 15% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 17 25
Math 17 24
Composite 18 25

This admissions data tells us that most of Stockton's admitted students fall within the top 55% nationally on the SAT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Stockton University received a composite ACT score between 18 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 18.

Requirements

Beginning in 2019, except for certain majors, Stockton University no longer requires ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Stockton participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Stockton does not require the writing section of the ACT. Applicants should note that certain majors have additional admissions requirements.

GPA

Stockton University does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Stockton University Admitted Students' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Stockton University Admitted Students' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Stockton University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Stockton University, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a slightly selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Stockton University has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. All Stockton applicants must submit two to three letters of recommendation as well as an application essay. The college also considers the quality of your high school record, not grades alone. AP, Honors and IB courses are all viewed favorably. Beginning in 2019, applicants can choose whether or not to submit SAT/ACT scores to Stockton for admission.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted. These students typically had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average of "B" or better. Note that many applicants have grades in the "A" range.