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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
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Ramapo College is an above-average public college located in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,016 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Ramapo College acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 73% of students, Ramapo College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,800.
About Ramapo College of New Jersey...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
970-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,681/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,736/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,894/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,844/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,816/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,823/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,016Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Chill
    29%
  • Interesting
    27%
  • Cool
    10%
  • Bored
    10%
  • Fake
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Relaxed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Close to NYC but dead on weekends
    27%
  • Backpack School
    17%
  • Great value and excellent education
    17%
  • Small, but diverse
    15%
  • Commuter School
    12%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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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!
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Ramapo College is a school that can be good for anyone. It is small enough to get around, but big enough for that college experience. A lot of amenities are included when and if you decide to live on campus! Free laundry, good food, air conditioning in every building. Students also are provided many resources like a center for reading and writing, free tutors and more. Free printing is an added bonus because as a college student i constantly need to print.I would recommend Ramapo to anyone who wants Professors who actually care about your learning, and for people who would utilize all the resources provided.
I've had an excellent experience at Ramapo thus far. It's really easy to become very involved in the campus life, both as a commuter and as a resident. I've had good experiences with all of the staff in a variety of offices on campus. The College has also given me lots of opportunity, in terms of research, working on campus, and interacting with peers. In addition, I love the campus itself. We're located in the valley of the Ramapo mountains, with the Reservation right down the road. In the spring and fall particularly, the campus looks absolutely beautiful. I could not have picked a better place to attend college!