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Ramapo College of New Jersey
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  • 4 Year
  • MAHWAH, NJ

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

505 RAMAPO VALLEY RD
MAHWAH, NJ 07430
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
From Ramapo College of New Jersey

As the state’s premier public liberal arts college, Ramapo College of New Jersey believes success comes from learning, thinking, and living boldly. We want to awaken your curiosity with our commitment to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding, with an emphasis on collaborative teaching and individual student attention.

Our tight-knit campus is home to 6000+ students who learn in a collaborative and hands-on environment from a community of scholars who mentor, challenge and support them. Named one of the 50 most beautiful campuses in the country by CondeNast Traveler, Ramapo College is 35 miles from NYC!

At Ramapo College, you aren’t just given a voice; you are encouraged to raise your own. We pride ourselves on our energy, our optimism, and our willingness to embrace the new — and our students are known for the same.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1100-1280
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,251 / 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
$12,018 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 61 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 84 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 83 responses

Majors

School of Contemporary Arts

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The School of Contemporary Arts provides an understanding of the established traditions in the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Communication Arts while preparing students to embrace new means of expression. Classes in the visual, communication, theatrical, and musical arts take place in small studios, labs, and seminars as well as through internships and activities outside the classroom.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    60%
  • On Campus
    13%
  • Online
    27%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,459 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
686
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Chill
    30%
  • Interesting
    27%
  • Bored
    10%
  • Cool
    8%
  • Relaxed
    7%
  • Fake
    5%
  • Anti social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 102 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
  • Close to NYC but dead on weekends
    30%
  • Great value and excellent education
    17%
  • Small, but diverse
    17%
  • Backpack School
    14%
  • Commuter School
    12%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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