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Stockton University

Galloway, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Richard Stockton College Admissions

If you want to apply to Richard Stockton College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is September 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who apply to Richard Stockton College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by August 1.

Richard Stockton College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Richard Stockton College's admissions stats.

Richard Stockton College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15.5%
Mean SAT Score 1140
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist Yes

Stockton University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Stockton University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes September 1 August 1

Considering Applying Early to Richard Stockton College?

Richard Stockton College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Richard Stockton College?

It is moderately difficult to get into Richard Stockton College. Richard Stockton College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Richard Stockton College accepted 85% of all applicants, around 5,281 of the 6,247 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Richard Stockton College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Dual degree programs in Engineering, Physician Assistance, and Accelerated Pre-Medical . Combined bachelors & masters programs in Business, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies. is program very difficult.

Transferring to Stockton University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Richard Stockton College

Richard Stockton College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Richard Stockton College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Richard Stockton College

What does Richard Stockton College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Richard Stockton College for more information on admission factors.

Richard Stockton College Application Requirements

To apply to Richard Stockton College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Richard Stockton College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.03
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Richard Stockton College?

Students admitted to Richard Stockton College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50.36% submitted a class rank. At Richard Stockton College 15.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36.7% were in the top 25% and 71.35% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Stockton University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 16.4%
3.75 and 3.99 18.83%
3.50 and 3.74 22.01%
3.25 and 3.49 16.62%
3.00 and 3.24 10.34%
2.50 and 2.9 11.52%
2.00 and 2.49 3.69%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Richard Stockton College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Richard Stockton College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Richard Stockton College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Richard Stockton College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Richard Stockton College?

To be competitive with other Richard Stockton College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Richard Stockton College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Richard Stockton College student is 1140.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Richard Stockton College students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Richard Stockton College students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Richard Stockton College?

To be most competitive at Richard Stockton College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Richard Stockton College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Richard Stockton College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Stockton University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Richard Stockton College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Richard Stockton College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Richard Stockton College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Richard Stockton College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Richard Stockton College.

Does Richard Stockton College accept transfer credits?

✅ Richard Stockton College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Richard Stockton College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Richard Stockton College?

❌ No, Richard Stockton College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Richard Stockton College's acceptance rate?

✅ Richard Stockton College's acceptance rate is 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Richard Stockton College?

❌ Richard Stockton College does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Richard Stockton College? Richard Stockton College is a somewhat selective institution. The Richard Stockton College acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.


Richard Stockton College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Richard Stockton College is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Richard Stockton College is Sep 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Richard Stockton College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


22 to 27


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Richard Stockton College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Richard Stockton College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Richard Stockton College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1050 to 1250


1050 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Richard Stockton College students is 1140. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Richard Stockton College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Richard Stockton College.

Richard Stockton College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Richard Stockton College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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