Ramapo College of New Jersey

798 reviews
  1. Mahwah, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Ramapo College of New Jersey is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,771/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,805/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,781/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,814/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,042/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,044Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    32%
  • Chill
    26%
  • Bored
    12%
  • Cool
    9%
  • Fake
    6%
  • Relaxed
    6%
  • Anti social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Close to NYC but dead on weekends
    34%
  • Backpack School
    24%
  • Small, but diverse
    16%
  • Commuter School
    13%
  • Great value and excellent education
    11%
  • So great
    3%

After Ramapo College of New Jersey

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Reviews

798 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    257
  • Average
    301
  • Poor
    101
  • Terrible
    46
There isn't much to do socially. Everyone goes home on the weekends or just stays inside their dorms, there isn't much to do. However, the people here are nice, friendly and you would definitely find people who you get along with well but because there aren't many activities going on, on campus you have to make sure to put yourself out there! You won't easily find people if you keep to yourself or just go about your day normally, you actually have to try hard to meet people because everyone stays inside.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 10 2015
If students are looking for a cozy, outdoorsy tone, they will find it in Mahwah. Mahwah is a large town surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains. It is an old community that dates back to the Revolutionary War.There are many good restaurants, but bars are limited. There are no tall buildings or flashing lights, but a bus will take students to New York City if they wish. New York State is a also just a few minutes away, so most students go there if they want to party. Wildlife is everywhere in Mahwah! Frequently students will get Bear Warnings. There is a nature reserve down the street that is perfect for hiking at any time of the year. In the reserve, students can sit by waterfalls, climb up mountains, or stroll around the many lakes. Horse farms are everywhere. Students can sit on the side of the road and watch the horses as they graze. If students are looking for a city feel, Ramapo is not right for them. However, if they love nature and the outdoors, Mahwah is the place to be.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 23 2012
Residence life on campus is one of the best perks of being a student at Ramapo. The residence halls and apartment style living options are spacious and have many great features (free cable, free wifi, AC in every room, free laundry, microwaves and fridges in each room, etc.). The accommodations are sweet! Housing has great value. Living on campus adds so much to my college experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 months ago