Why Choose Stockton?

Because Stockton University puts students first! From its state-of-the-art labs to its new beachfront Atlantic City campus, from its test optional admissions to its student research opportunities, Stockton is growing and expanding with students in mind. Stockton lets students choose from more than 160 programs at the newly expanded campus in Galloway or its new beachfront campus on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

The Health Sciences Center and Unified Science Center 2 complete the new Academic Quad, on Stockton’s 1,600-acre main Galloway campus in the protected National Pinelands Reserve of southern New Jersey.

The new buildings feature research labs, a greenhouse, and Sustainability and Exercise Science labs. The Health Sciences Center includes simulation labs where students get hands-on experience.

“The energy at Stockton is incredible,” President Harvey Kesselman said. “But what is most important is the opportunities these new facilities will provide for our students.”

Beachfront Living and Learning

Stockton University Atlantic City includes a beachfront Residential Complex for 533 students, retail sites, a parking garage, and an Academic Center. More than 150 courses are offered at the site, with shuttle service available between the Atlantic City and Galloway campuses. The urban location is a benefit to students in Business Studies and Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management by providing internship opportunities in the casino and hospitality markets. Students are steps away from the beach and the world-famous Boardwalk, classes, the arts, shopping and entertainment. They can enjoy the city life while becoming engaged in the community and learning from practical internships and partnerships.

A special 12-month housing rate is offered in Atlantic City for students who want to stay during the summer to work, complete internships or accelerate their academic studies.

Test Optional

Stockton University is Test Optional for freshman admissions. Students will not be required to provide SAT or ACT scores when they apply for admission. Once accepted, they can submit standardized test scores or take Accuplacer subject-specific exams to determine placement for freshman math and writing courses. Stockton made this decision because it recognizes that standardized test scores are not always the best predictor of academic ability. The test optional admission policy will provide greater access to students who are successful in the classroom. For more information, visit stockton.edu/testoptional.

Freshman Instant Decision Days

Qualified high school seniors are encouraged to inquire about Stockton’s Instant Decision Days this fall, to be held on Fridays, October 18, November 1 & 15, 2019. IDD provide students with the opportunity to meet with faculty, learn more about Stockton, and walk away with a non-binding admissions decision and scholarship award (if eligible). Space is limited and by reservation only. Please visit admissions.stockton.edu for event criteria and more information.

Get Involved

With more than 200 clubs and organizations, students can easily find something that matches their interests. Prefer athletics? Stockton’s 19 NCAA Division III sports include soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, track, and women’s tennis, rowing, volleyball and golf. Community engagement is a hallmark of the Stockton experience, from packing boxes for Books Without Borders to tutoring elementary school students and visiting with nursing home residents.


Stockton is ranked in the top 10 Public Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “America’s Best Colleges.” Faculty include several Fulbright scholars, and 94 percent of faculty have the highest degree in their field.

Classes are small, averaging under 20 students, providing a personalized education to all students.

Students work on original research: Two Stockton students have developed experiments which were launched to the International Space Station just this summer, while others have worked with faculty using Stockton’s new Atomic Force Microscope, which is 2,000 times more powerful than the best optical microscope. Several of Stockton’s science programs offer students the opportunity to work at the Marine Field Station or Coastal Research Center in the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve. Political science majors can get hands-on experience while earning a paycheck working in the Stockton Polling Institute, or spending a semester in the Washington, D.C. Internship program.

Stockton is military-friendly, ranking in the top 20 among Military Times Best for Vets Colleges for 2019 and has been designated a Purple Heart University by the New Jersey Order of the Purple Heart.

For more information about Stockton admissions, campus tours, financial aid and scholarships, or to register for Open House, visit admissions.stockton.edu.