Ramapo College of New Jersey Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Mahwah, NJ
Website
www.ramapo.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
5,052
Part-Time Undergrads
572
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$13,144
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,624
Room & Board
$12,210
Acceptance Rate
47 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1500–1820
Average ACT Scores
Not Reported

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • "Experiential component" of courses
  • Good sources of transit in the area
  • Printing is free.
  • Professors

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Administration
  • Alcohol is prohibited in most areas.
  • Commuter campus
  • Hilly terrain in winter

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Ramapo generally does a good job of setting people up with roommates, as long as each person has an open mind and is willing to be friendly with different types of people. However, no two students are likely to have the same experience at Ramapo, and a negative side of the people on campus is dealing with the administrative offices, many of which look at students as an obstacle involved with their job. In order to get things accomplished, students must constantly nag, with unyielding tenacity. Like the administrative people, even student workers in the offices seem required to be surly and uninformed about important matters.

The classes were interesting and necessary, with a few exceptions. While it's important to get a well-rounded education, many students grow tired of the general education requirements after a while. However, once they get into courses within their major, students' interests in the education aspect of the College increase significantly. The professors at Ramapo are available for conferences, extra time, and help, in addition to scheduled class time; they value education on the subject you paid for rather than teaching you harsh lessons about the uncaring bureaucracy of life. Many will go the extra mile to ensure that you do better than you may have initially thought you would do. Sometimes this means the difference between passing and failing a course, or just a simple matter of saving some precious points on your GPA.

Ramapo New Jersey Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are pretty good, and the registration process isn't awful if you take the time beforehand to figure out what classes you want.

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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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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't really a huge thing on campus--once you join a frat or a sorority though, it seems like those people are the only people you hang out with.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A good amount of kids smoke weed--sometimes the smell can be really strong coming from the residence halls, even in the middle of the day. Also, there can sometimes be parties on campus but there aren't a whole lot.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a Music major with a Music Industry concentration and so far, the classes seem great. They're really interesting and the professors are very qualified to teach them. Also, there are many opportunities each semester for internships and ways to get involved with music on campus. It's no Berklee, but it has a pretty good atmosphere if you're a singer or a musician.

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