The Richard Stockton College (RSC) of New Jersey was established in 1969, when New Jersey legislature approved a $15 million bond to build a college in New Jersey. Classes at the college started in 1971 at a hotel in Atlantic City and later moved to the college campus in Galloway Township. The college is renowned for its alternative approach to traditional teaching methods and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
There are over 7,000 students enrolled in the college’s eight schools, which provide undergraduate and graduate learning programs:
School of Arts and Humanities
School of Business
School of Education
School of General Studies
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
School of Health Sciences
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Students joining Richard Stockton College of New Jersey can be sure of receiving the best education facilities by the college’s award winning faculty, 95% of whom have tertiary degrees. The school was named one of the top 15 universities in the North by the 2010 U.S. News and World Report.
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The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Research Center at RSC is the best Holocaust research center of its kind in the United States. It provides programs and learning courses on racism, oppression and the Holocaust.
Prospective students can apply for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Continuing education programs include certificate courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, and short term personal development programs.
You can submit an online application form by submitting a nominal application fee.
Students on the Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF) program can also apply to undergraduate and graduate level programs. EOF students must be residents of the state of New Jersey. They must also attend a five week summer prep course before enrolling.
Freshmen undergraduate students are required to submit a copy of their social security card, official high school transcripts (GED scores can be submitted in the absence of high school transcripts), SAT or ACT scores, a minimum of two letters of recommendation, and an essay.
There are some special requirements for the Pharmacy dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree from RSC and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Rutgers University. Applicants must be among the top 10% in their class and should also have completed advanced courses in biology and chemistry. A minimum score of 600 is required in SAT Critical Reasoning.
It is mandatory for transfer students to provide all copies of:
Official high school transcripts.
Transcripts from other institutes attended.
SAT or ACT scores for students with less than 16 credits in college.
The admission requirements for international applicants are the same as for freshmen applicants. However, international applicants are required to provide copies of the I-94 form, visa, and passport. They should also include TOEFL scores.
Admission requirements for graduate courses vary depending on the program being applied to. Most programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0, GRE or MAT scores, essays, and letters of recommendation.
Federal financial aid is available in the form of direct education loans and work study programs. State aid is also available through class loans and tuition aid. Students can apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at FAFSA.
New Jersey Stars recipients are eligible for the NJ STARS II scholarship if they have a GPA of 3.25 and have completed an associate degree from a New Jersey county college.
Other scholarships include the prestigious President Scholarship, which is reserved for top 5% students of their class and an SAT score of 1400 above, and several other Stockton Foundation Scholarships are available for students who have an outstanding academic and extracurricular record.
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Residence facilities for students include apartment style housing and residence halls. More than 2,000 students at the college stay in the residence halls. Wired internet access is available. Dining facilities are available for students in campus dining halls. There are five living, learning communities on campus – global citizenship, sustainability, positive living, creative arts, and diversity. Living learning communities are open to upper class students.
Other eating options on campus include Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-a, Naked Pear, Papa John’s Pizza, and Dina’s Cart. The Student’s Restaurant also provides some great eating options at an economical price. Meal plans can be purchased through Stockton Dine on Campus.
An early childhood education center on campus takes care of childcare needs of staff, faculty, and alumni.
The college is particularly famous for promoting creative arts and culture through its Performing Arts Center and Noyes Museum of Art. Programs are organized at the Performing Arts Center during summer, winter, fall, and spring sessions. The Visiting Writers Series invites famous fiction and nonfiction writers from across the world. All programs are free for students and faculty
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Athletic teams are called the Ospreys and play in colors blue and white. The Ospreys are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Men’s sports include:
Track and Field
In addition to the above-mentioned sports, women also have the option of rowing, field hockey, softball, and cheerleading.
Athletic facilities are located at the I-Wing Gym and the Sports Center. Facilities include weight training, treadmills, sauna, and practice facilities for all sports played by the Ospreys.
Notable alumni include:
Bruce Larkin, children’s author
Santiago Solari, football player
Stephen Dunn, faculty & Pulitzer Prize Winner
Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.