Stockton Rated in Top 25 in Nation by Student Loan Report for Financial Aid to Freshmen

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Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
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Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University is ranked #25 in the nation by the Student Loan Report’s Top 250 Public Colleges that Offer Freshmen the Most Financial Aid Report.

The Student Loan Report analyzed hundreds of public colleges in the United States and selected the top 250. These schools were evaluated based solely on the average financial aid awarded to freshmen, the group said. Financial aid is defined in this report as the average financial aid package awarded to need-based, degree-seeking, full-time freshmen.

Stockton’s average financial aid package for first-time, full-time freshmen is $17,355. About 86 percent of Stockton students receive some form of financial aid.

The data was compiled for the Common Data Set and used by this publisher. The Common Data Set is a standard for undergraduate institutions used by publishers of admissions guides and others seeking basic information about colleges and universities. The Common Data Set is a collaboration of the College Board, U.S. News and World Report, publishers Wintergreen/Orchard House, and many institutions of higher education.

Stockton also is among the Top 15 Public Regional Universities of the North, ranked at #14 by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 edition of “America’s Best Colleges" and is one of The Princeton Review's “Best Northeastern Colleges.”

Stockton has grown geographically as well as academically in recent years. The university now includes the main campus in the pristine Pinelands National Reserve and the nearby Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, which together comprise 2,000 acres, as well as locations in Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties.

Stockton offers small classes and boasts 321 full-time faculty members, 94 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their fields. The university is known for its commitment to academic excellence, environmental stewardship and community partnerships.

The Unified Science Center 2, a $33.2 million expansion of Stockton’s world-class science facilities, is in the works on the Galloway campus, along with a $15.2 million Health Sciences Center.

A campus in Atlantic City, with 533 student residences overlooking the beach and Boardwalk, parking and an academic building that can accommodate up to 1,800 students, also is under construction.

All of Stockton’s new facilities are expected to open for classes in 2018.

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