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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The campus is fun and safe

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's barely any parties on campus that are any good. The majority of them get busted by Public Safety within a couple of hours. The only other option for partying is paying for a cab to go to a frat party that probably won't be that great anyway.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Some good parties but the kids can be pretty snotty. Every weekend you can find something to do pretty easily

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is transportation to malls and such. Being under age I do not go to bars or clubs or take part in underage nightlife.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: there were good parties practically every night on campus mostly tuesday nights and weekends until on campus parties got cancelled completely.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 683rd
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 691st
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1096th
    Best Drink Prices

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daniel Giacobbe
Communication Arts
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Ramapo College’s party scene tends to revolve around the on-campus apartments, where noise complaints are less likely to occur and the space per room is large enough to warrant a party. Parties at Ramapo tend to be smaller, especially parties not associated with Greek life in any way, with attendees numbering between 10 and 40 (though larger parties do happen). Larger parties, some of which have upwards of 100 people, tend to take place in The Village, where the outdoor quad allows for some spillover; however, large parties or parties with guests outdoors attract Campus Security and tend to be broken up. Students who are caught serving alcohol to underage students (or are underage themselves) can expect fines and possible disciplinary action.

The so-called “party days," when most students tend to have parties, are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Due to a high number of commuters and students who live nearby, much of the population runs home every weekend to have their parents do their laundry for them, thereby achieving the true college experience and preparing them for the real world. The most easily accessible and popular club off campus is Pub 17, located on Route 17, just a few minutes away from campus. There are other options available for students, but most of these involve traveling much farther distances.

Facts & Statistics

Other Places to Check Out
Bottle King
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer Pong
  • Flip Cup
  • Moose
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Roadrunner Central
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Bottle King
Organization Parties
Most of the organizations on campus throw parties for their members. You are better off joining the organization or throwing your own party.
Did You Know?
Mahwah still has "blue laws" in effect, which limit how late the vast majority of businesses stay open and keep many businesses closed on weekends.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Pub 17

1315 New Jersey 17


(201) 258-4802

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Ireland's 32

32 Orange Ave.

Suffern, NY

(845) 368-3232

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 30 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 28 responses

  • 14% There are no good options.
  • 39% Use a designated driver.
  • 21% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 7% Public transportation.
  • 11% Taxis.
  • 7% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 28% Parties? What parties?
  • 28% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 17% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 21% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 7% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
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