Mahwah, NJ
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3 College Junior

Diversity: I don't care about politics

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: the school is not very diverse but the people there are accepting of those who are different

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: I understand acceptance, but all of college political stuff is about gays, I support it, but I'm tired of hearing about women's rights and gay rights.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity is not anything incredibly noticable. There are a lot of different multicultural organizations and everyone is very welcoming and nonjudgmental of those of different backgrounds.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Kids from all over NJ go to Ramapo so think about how diverse NJ is, then put them all in a school together.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daniel Giacobbe
Communication Arts
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Ramapo College is a fairly diverse student body, with numerous clubs and student organizations dedicated to bringing together students of every creed and background. Ramapo has a board called the Diversity Action Committee, which outlined plans in 2006 to increase the diversity of the students through changes in enrollment, curriculum, training, and campus-wide events. The diversity among students and faculty members extends to the College's exchange student program, which actively recruits from Eastern Europe, Asia, and other nations.

Nearly every dormitory and residence area, as well as each academic area, is equipped to accommodate the handicapped. With the exception of the College Park Apartments, every dorm has an elevator. Ramapo also has an active Women's Center, which also houses the Queer Peer Services Support Group. The Women's Center also organizes events regarding anti-violence, equal treatment, and women's rights. At least twice per semester, the Women’s Center will organize a march around campus, and students of all kinds are encouraged to participate.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Delaware
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 30%
20-21: 41%
22-24: 22%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 9%
Native American: 0%
White: 74%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The Women's Center houses an LGBT support group, which is active throughout campus.
Political Activity
The campus itself is pretty liberal, though there is a fair share of moderates.
Economic Status
Students of all economic backgrounds attend Ramapo, though a large portion of the students are from the upper-middle to upper class and live around the area. Students who require financial aid generally receive it.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are plenty of minority clubs on campus, including clubs such as the Organization of African Unity, as well as the Organization of Latino Unity.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 16% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 12% Conservative
  • 22% Moderate
  • 38% Liberal
  • 12% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 28% Moderate
  • 22% Not sure
  • 34% Liberal
  • 16% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 30 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 30 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 34 responses

  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 41% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 56% Very accepting.
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