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Richard Stockton College of NJ

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, informally known as Stockton College, located in the Pomona section of Galloway Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States

Location

Address
101 Vera King Farris Dr
City
Galloway
State
NJ
Zip/Post Code
08205

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
7539
Total Graduate enrollment
837
In State Tuition Fees
7948
Out State Tuition Fees
14341
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
1590
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
64%
Student Faculty Ratio
17:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Talon The Osprey
Colors
Black White Columbia Blue
Conference
NJAC

College History

History

In November 1968, New Jersey approved a $202.5 million capital construction bond issue with an earmarked $15 million designated for the construction of a new state college in Southern New Jersey. In 1969, a 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) tract was selected for the campus in the heart of the Pine Barrens in Galloway Township. Trustees originally named the school South Jersey State College; they later renamed it as Stockton State College, to avoid confusion with Rutgers College of South Jersey.[3] As construction began to run behind schedule, in 1970 Trustees realized they needed an alternative location for the first class in 1971. They selected the historic Mayflower Hotel in Atlantic City as the temporary campusClasses began on schedule with the commencement of the first academic year in September 1971. The College officially took shape as 1,000 students, 50 of whom were Educational Opportunity Fund students; 97 staff, and 60 full-time faculty took over the former resort hotel. By December, occupancy of the first phase of the new campus construction took place, with the transfer of classes and offices to Galloway Township during the winter holiday period. Accreditation of Stockton State College by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools was first granted in December 1975In 1978 the US Congress passed legislation creating the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, the first such designation in the nation, to protect the area's ecology and aquifer, which serves the large metropolitan region. In 1988, the United Nations designated it an International Biosphere Reserve, in recognition of its importance.Over the next few years, Stockton continued to grow rapidly as additional buildings and wings were constructed to meet the rising demand in college admissions. Around the same time that enrollment surpassed 5,000 students, Housing II opened in November 1981. With the opening of the N-Wing College Center & Housing III in February 1983, Stockton State College achieved a high student-residency rate among New Jersey state colleges. In July 1991, Stockton State College was re-accredited unconditionally for another 10 years by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education, with a special commendation for achieving social and intellectual diversity.Two years later, the College name was changed to The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

College Specialty

Specialty

The Stockton Performing Arts Center is part of the Richard Stockton State College of New Jersey. The Stockton Performing Arts Center seeks to provide audiences from across the region with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of cultural programming by professional touring companies of regional, national and international stature. By showcasing companies of artists whose established or emerging reputation within the areas of music, dance and theatre reflects the highest artistic standards, the Center is able to occupy a unique position among multidisciplinary organizations serving not only the southern New Jersey Shore Region but also the multi-state area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. The Center is committed to contributing to Richard Stockton State College�s educational mission and to engaging students in the performing arts and other disciplines to through its quality and diverse programming.

Alumni

Alumni

Christopher J. Connors (born 1956), member of the New Jersey Senate. Bruce Larkin (born 1957), children's book author. Tim Lenahan (born 1959), Head Men's Soccer Coach, Northwestern University. Santiago Solari (born 1976), Argentine football (soccer) player Katrina Law (born 1985), actress, Spartacus: Vengeance Zaid "Zeddy" Al Refai (born 1966), first Arab to summit Mount Everest.

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)

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