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Established in 1969, Ramapo College is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement and preparing them to be successful leaders for a changing world.

Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing, social work, and teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. Ramapo College also offers seven graduate programs, as well as, articulated programs with other reputable institutions.

Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,000 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border. Ramapo College students receive an elite education at the cost of a public college.

The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The international mission is accomplished through a wide range of study abroad and student exchange links with institutions all over the world. Additional experiential programs include internships, co-op and service learning.

The College's interdisciplinary commitment helps students push intellectual boundaries; our commitment to experiential, hands-on learning allows them to push personal and professional boundaries as well. The commitment of our faculty to attentive teaching and mentoring empowers students to learn actively and attain the skills they will need to succeed professionally and become lifelong learners.

Ramapo College is committed to maintaining strength and opportunity through diversity of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and economic background among faculty, staff, and students. Barrier-free, the College maintains a continuing commitment to persons with disabilities.

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Overview

Applicants
6,695
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
491
with Terminal Degree
200

263
Women
228
Men
97
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Area Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, Other.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Comparative Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Nursing Science.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Intermedia/Multimedia.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Students Say

With an "affordable" price tag and a "welcoming" vibe, Ramapo College of New Jersey is a great option for many students. Looking beyond the "beautiful campus," you'll discover a school that places a premium on both "community building and individual development." What's more, as a "liberal arts" college, Ramapo offers a wide breadth of majors—including a "great nursing program." Undergrads here also benefit from "extensive opportunities to…find internships." And they're privy to "small class sizes" that allow for "individual attention." Students also highlight that the "administration very quickly addresses any issues on campus and takes strides to make the campus more safe and inviting." Best of all, Ramapo undergrads give their "amazing" professors high marks. They continually prove themselves to be "extremely knowledgeable" and demonstrate "enthusiasm and passion…for their subjects." Many also have "a good sense of humor." Though some Ramapo professors are "tough graders, they push…students to be the best they [can] be." Overall, it's quite evident that these instructors "care very much about each student and want them to succeed."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Cathleen Benko
Vice Chair & Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP

Keith Dawkins
Sr. Vice President, Gen. Mgr. of Nicktoons and TeenNick

Anthony J. DeCarlo
Chief Exec. Officer & VMD, Red Bank Veterinary Healthcare Network

John A. Donofrio
Chief Exec. Officer, Briarpatch Inc.

Mary R. Falvey
Exec. V.P. and Chief Human Resources Officer , Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

Gerry Guidice
Head of United States Real Estate,TD Bank

Jazz Tobaccowalla
Sr. V.P., Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Businesses, Business Technology

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,314

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,240

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,298

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$10,082

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,618

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,640
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,774
Required Fees
$2,440
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,569

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$7,547
Transportation for Commuters
$3,150

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,180
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,618
Foreign Countries Represented
27

Demographics

7.73%
Asian
5.04%
African-American
15.90%
Hispanic
63.57%
Caucasian
4.55%
Unknown
2.03%
International

55% female
45% male
87% are full time
13% are part time

Students Say

Many undergrads at Ramapo report that their life "mainly revolves around…school work." Some attribute this to the fact "there is not a lot to do on campus." Other undergrads argue that there's plenty of fun to be had if you "make an effort." For starters, "many people join Greek life." Hitting the gym is also quite popular whether it's for "a pickup game of volleyball, [an] exercise class in the cardio room, [a] rock climbing excursion, or a sports game displayed in the viewing room." A number of students can also be found patronizing "different coffee houses and [attending various] open mics." Moreover, the "college programming board hold[s] events every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday which are open to all students. These events include bingo, performers, games, food and more." Undergrads tell us that these activities "are a great way to meet new people." Finally, students here love to take advantage of Ramapo's proximity to New York. In fact, the college offers "discounted tickets to events in NYC and a bus that takes you there and back."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
46%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Students Say

Though it can often feel as though the vast majority of the student body at Ramapo hails "from New Jersey," we've been assured that you'll find people from "many different backgrounds." And while a large number of students are also "commuters," they still manage to seamlessly weave themselves into the fabric of the college. Ramapo undergrads also tend to be "laid back" and "very open to meeting new people, trying new things [and] broadening their horizons." Many are also "hardworking" individuals who "hold down many jobs while attending school." As one grateful student shares, "Everyone here seems to have the same mindset and attitude towards wanting to make it a successful place and have a great education."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
6

5% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (The Roadrunners)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Women's Sports (The Roadrunners)
13 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Seton Hall University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Julian Gomez
Associate Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admission
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone
201-684-7300

Email
admissions@ramapo.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts
The Pavilion
The Market Place at the Birch Tree Inn
J Lee's in the Student Center
The Bill Bradley Sports and Fitness center
The Salameno Spiritual Center, located next to Kameron Pond, opened in the spring of 2010. Construction of the Adler Center for Nursing Excellence begins in 2012!

Most Popular Places Off Campus
25 miles to New York City
25 miles to West Point
1 mile to the Ramapo Reservaton
20 miles to Giants Stadium and the Continent Airli
10 miles the Palisades Mall,12th largest
Campgaw ski resort within 5 miles

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Thursday, and Fridays @ Sept.-May
10:00-1:00
201-684-7300

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Sept-May M-F 10am to 1pm; Summers M-Thurs, 10am to 1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House in the fall and spring

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Please contact the Office of Admissions: 201-684-7300

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.ramapo.edu/admissions/index.html

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Newark International Airport in Newark, N.J. is about a 45 minute drive from campus. Rental cars are available for a trip to the campus. New Jersey Transit Trains from Hoboken, N.J. and the Shortline Bus from New York City are available to get people into Mahwah, N.J. Cab service is available for the two-mile trip from both the train and bus stations. There is a daily bus leaving campus to and from the Port Authority in New York City, as well as trips to other local destinations, such as the Palisades Mall.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the South: Route 287 North to exit 58. Make a left at the first light and another left at the second light onto Route 202 North. Take Route 202 North for about 5 miles to the campus on your right. From the New York State Thruway: Take the N.Y. State Thruway (87 South) to Route 287 South (New Jersey) exit 15 (Suffern) onto Route 17 South. Take Route 17 South for about 1 mile to exit for Route 202. After exit ramp, make a left onto Route 202 South. The Campus is 1.5 miles on your left. From the West: Follow Route 80 East to Route 287 North to exit 58. Make a left at first light, then another left at the next light onto Route 202 North. Take Route 202 North for about 5 miles to the campus entrance on your right. From the East: Follow Route 80 or Route 5 to Route 17 North. Follow directions above "From the South Using Route 17 North."

Local Accommodations
All accommodations are within 10 minutes, or less, of the campus: Please note that a large new hotel is under construction approx. 1 mile north on Rt. 202. Best Western - The Inn, 1315 Route 17 South, Ramsey, NJ,(201) 327-6700. Courtyard by Marriott, 140 Route 17 South, Mahwah, NJ,(201) 529-5200. DoubleTree Hotel, 180 Route 17 South, Mahwah, NJ,(201) 529-5880. Extended Stay America, 112 Route 17 South, Ramsey NJ,(201) 236-9996. Holiday Inn at Montvale, 100 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ,(201) 391-7700. Homewood Suites by Hilton, 375 Corporation Drive, Mahwah, NJ,(201) 760-9994. Howard Johnson Hotel, 1255 Route 17 South, Ramsey, NJ,(201) 327-4500. Residence Inn by Marriott, 7 Boroline Road, Saddle River, NJ,(201) 934-4144. Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, Route 17 North to 1 International Blvd., Mahwah, NJ,(201) 529-1660. Wellesley Inn of Ramsey, 946 Route 17 North, Ramsey, NJ,(201) 934-9250. Best Western, 26 Rt. 59, Nyack, NY,(845) 358-8100. Holiday Inn Suffern, 3 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY,(845) 357-4800., Hilton Garden Inn, 270 Rt. 59, Nanuet, NY,(845) 623-0600. Wellesley Inn of Suffern, 17 North Airmont Rd., Suffern, NY,(845) 368-1900.


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