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Richard Stockton College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Richard Stockton College Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City

Richard Stockton College Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City

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Richard Stockton College Description:

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a public liberal arts college located in Pomona, a town in the pinelands of Southern New Jersey. The college first offered classes in 1971, and since that time has become highly ranked among public Master's universities in the North. 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 Richard Stockton Osprey's compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,400 (7,516 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 91% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,322 (in-state); $18,715 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,580
  • Other Expenses: $6,179
  • Total Cost: $30,781 (in-state); $37,174 (out-of-state)

Richard Stockton College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,378
    • Loans: $9,284

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): 84%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Richard Stockton College Mission Statement:

complete mission statement can be found at http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/page.cfm?siteID=124&pageID=36

"At Stockton we seek to help our students develop the capacity for continuous learning and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a multicultural and interdependent world by insisting on breadth, as well as depth, in our curriculum. We believe that the breadth inherent in an interdisciplinary approach to liberal education both prepares students for inevitable career changes, and enriches their lives.

We insist on excellence in teaching and dedication to learning. These, indeed, are the guiding principles of our mission. Moreover, we recognized a responsibility not only to transmit received ideas to our students but to participate in the development of new ideas. Accordingly, we encourage continuous research, learning, and professional development for our faculty and staff.

Quality academic programs are best created, developed, and maintained by a high degree of faculty and student responsibility for, and participation in, the educational process. For that reason, the College is committed to faculty-wide involvement in general education and in teaching such academic skills as writing, quantitative analysis, and logical reasoning. Breadth, then, is not only a desirable outcome for our students, but a requisite for the faculty who teach these students. To teach beyond the traditional bounds of one’s area of formal expertise, across disciplinary lines, and to interrelate the traditional disciplines, requires and extraordinary effort from faculty. It is imperative that the executive administration and the trustees provide the resources and the atmosphere, which will make such exceptional effort both possible and appreciated."

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