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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Ramapo College is an above-average public college located in Mahwah Township, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,821 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ramapo College acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 74% of students, Ramapo College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,700.
505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference

Ramapo College of New Jersey Rankings

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Ramapo New Jersey Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,528/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,020/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,821Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
788
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Chill
    31%
  • Interesting
    27%
  • Cool
    10%
  • Bored
    10%
  • Fake
    6%
  • Relaxed
    6%
  • depressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.94 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Close to NYC but dead on weekends
    31%
  • Backpack School
    16%
  • Great value and excellent education
    16%
  • Small, but diverse
    16%
  • Commuter School
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Ramapo College of New Jersey Reviews

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I had a very positive experience at Ramapo. The campus is beautiful and located in an area with a lot of activities, restaurants and stores. The dorms are very clean and the best I have ever seen on college campuses. Dining hall was also very impressive with a lot of options. Staff very friendly. A small town campus feel and positive environment. I felt at home and very comfortable and miss my experience at Ramapo!
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Ramapo offers amazing opportunities and selects amazing professors that genuinely round out students and expand their learning. I do not think I would be able to pursue my career at a different College because Ramapo provides me with all of the tools (and then some) to achieve my goals and ambitions. All of the students I have met at Ramapo have been nothing but helpful and encouraging in taking chances and overcoming challenges when facing them head on. I would recommend Ramapo College to any student!
Few class options to choose from. Registering for classes is a HASSLE! Before I decided to transfer, my attempt at registering for the Fall semester was nearly impossible. They offered TWO Accounting classes that I needed- both filled to capacity. When emailing to see if I could be overridden into them, I was told no due to already having a 50+ person waitlist. The thing with Ramapo is, they won't add more classes- you just have to deal. Meanwhile the college I'm transferring to continues to keep adding classes upon classes because of high student request volume.

Every class I had was a repetition of powerpoints they had already sent us. We did no in class work for any of my classes. I had ONE professor throughout the entire year that actually tried to teach anything at all. Financial Aid won't send you your refund until semester is nearly ending even though it's meant for college related expenses. Cliqueish. Dead weekends. Security is AWFUL!