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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

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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.

    Most Popular Fields of Study

    Unique Programs

    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.

    Undergraduate Applicants

    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.

    Transfer Students

    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.
  • International Students

    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.

    Graduate Admissions

    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.

    Financial Aid

    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.

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 1229th for the average student loan amount.
    Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in New Jersey.


    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

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Student Graduation Demographics


    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:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • 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
  • Information Summary

    Ranks 10th in New Jersey and 569th overall
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    Campus Crime Statistics

    Ranks 0th in New Jersey and 417th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault 2 0.02
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape 2 0.02
    Robbery N/A N/A
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary N/A N/A
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft N/A N/A
    Arrest 18 0.22

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
    UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
    GraduateSingle doctoral (other field)
    Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
    EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
    Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringDoctoral degree
    Calendar SystemSemester
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District3402

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees

    Ranks 1006th for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $7,948 $7,948 $14,341
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees $4,374 $4,374 $4,374
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $306 $306 $552
    FT Graduate Tuition $10,069 $10,069 $15,500
    FT Graduate Required Fees $3,028 $3,028 $3,028
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour $559 $559 $861
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $27,929 $27,929 $34,322
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $28,734 $28,734 $35,127
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,782 $17,782 $24,175

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $11,963 $12,322 $11,963 $12,322 $18,169 $18,715
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,510 $1,536
    On-Campus – Room & Board $10,580 $10,796
    On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,990 $3,041
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,580 $10,796
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,768 $3,832
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,768 $3,832

    Admission Details

    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Application Fee RequiredN/A
    Undergraduate Application Fee$50
    Graduate Application Fee$50
    First Professional Application FeeN/A
    Applicants 6,126 (2,292 male / 3,834 female)
    Admitted 3,805 (1,397 male / 2,408 female)
    Admission rate 62%
    First-time Enrollment 1,069 (425 male / 644 female)
    FT Enrollment 1,066 (425 male / 641 female)
    PT Enrollment 3 (N/A male / 3 female)
    Total Enrollment8,458

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
    College Prep. Completion
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scores
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Athletics - Association Memberships

    Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
    NCAA Basketball Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference
    NCAA Baseball Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference
    NCAA Track & Field Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference

    ACT Test Admission

    964th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting ACT results 16%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 23
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 24

    SAT Test Admission

    577th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting SAT results 91%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 570
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 600
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 980 / 1170

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm Capacity2,787
    Meals per Week19
    Room Fee$7,492
    Board Fee$3,460

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 347th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $92,419 ($95,464 male / $88,385 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 290 (143 male / 147 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 606
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
    Total Benefits $11,434,256

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    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.

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