The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: Narrative Description

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PO Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Rd.
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Tel: (609)652-1776
Admissions: (609)652-4261
Fax: (609)748-5541
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 1,600-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $1.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $331,743. Educational spending 2003-04: $5519 per student. Total enrollment: 7,004. Faculty: 461 (227 full-time, 234 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,729 applied, 51% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 22 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 245 student government officers. Full-time: 5,533 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,047 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 30 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 5/1, 2/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 5/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5091 full-time, $159 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8256 full-time, $258 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2112 full-time, $66 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7252. College room only: $4750. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 81 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment, Board of Activities, Los Latinos Unidos, Unified Black Student Society, Stockton Residents Association. Major annual events: Osprey Ball, Spring Fling, Student, Faculty and Staff Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, on-campus sworn/commissioned police force. College housing designed to accommodate 2,080 students; 2,090 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Library with 258,822 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 16,826 serials, 13,523 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.5 million. 1,375 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pomona is located about 12 miles northwest of Atlantic City in an undeveloped forest area.

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