About Stockton University Atlantic City

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Convenient Location

The new Stockton University Atlantic City campus is conveniently located at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany and Pacific avenues, with apartments for over 500 students overlooking the beach and Boardwalk. From shopping and restaurants, the art district, local attractions, entertainment and the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, students will immerse themselves in the local scene, participate in service-learning and community engagement projects.

Stockton Atlantic City is accessible by major highways and will feature ample parking for students and residents. with 879 spaces available. Stockton’s shuttle system provides convenient access between the Galloway campus and the Atlantic City campus.

University District

Atlantic City’s City Council approved the designation of a new University District surrounding the new Stockton University Atlantic City campus on July 18, 2018. The designation supports Stockton’s role as a state-designated Anchor Institution in the city. It is intended to promote investment and development in academic and related uses within the boundaries of the district. Learn more.

Anchor Institution

In April 2016, the state of New Jersey designated Stockton University as an Anchor Institution. The decision to do so recognizes Stockton’s impact on Atlantic City and the surrounding region, as well as its potential to contribute to, and help stabilize the local economy. The project is a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp. (AC Devco), a non-profit modeled off of New Brunswick Development Corp., which expanded Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus along with other projects in the community.

Funding

Funding sources for Stockton University Atlantic City include: $50.6 million in bonds issued by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority that are secured by almost $70 million in tax credits from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; $77.2 million of lease revenue bonds issued by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority that are payable by the University; $22 million grant awarded under the State of New Jersey’s Higher Education Capital Improvement Fund Act; $18 million from Stockton; and, $8.3 million from South Jersey Industries for the costs of the parking garage.

Awards

The project is the result of an extensive and collaborative planning process involving multiple partners, including AC Devco, South Jersey Industries, county and state government, unions, and contractors. As such, the project was recognized with a NJ Alliance for Action Award, a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of economic leaders. The Alliance recognized the partners on the project, including: AC Devco, Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Atlantic County Improvement Authority, Elkus Manfredi Architects, HLW International, Joseph Jingoli & Son, NJ Economic Development Authority, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, SOSH Architects, South Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council, and South Jersey Industries.

Stockton received a Best Practices in Leadership Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey for its practices of seeking input from stakeholders, collaboration, and open communications.

History

From its earliest days, Stockton has been a critical part of Atlantic City. The first classes were offered at the Mayflower Hotel at Tennessee Avenue and the Boardwalk. Students and faculty from that first year proudly identify themselves as "Mayflower" students and faculty. Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman was one of the first students enrolled in Stockton in Atlantic City. Although the main campus was built in nearby Galloway Township, Stockton maintained a presence in Atlantic City.

Through the years, Stockton has remained involved in the Atlantic City community with food drives, homework completion programs, Campus Kitchen, Community Gardens, school murals and afternoon teas with older adults. Most recently, Stockton also provides poetry classes, basketball skills, and strength and conditioning training for the Atlantic City’s Evening Recreation Program held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School.

Stockton University Atlantic City Addresses

Academic Center
3711 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Main Phone: 609-761-1200

Residential Complex
3701 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Information Desk: 609-761-1285

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“Our mission is to provide a high-quality, affordable, accessible education to a diverse population, enabling more college students to stay in New Jersey and more graduates to succeed in their chosen fields."Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman

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