Ramapo College of New Jersey

801 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

801 reviews
  • Excellent
    94
  • Very Good
    258
  • Average
    302
  • Poor
    101
  • Terrible
    46
Small class sizes, a lot of individual attention. You're not just a name on a piece of paper. Professors know everyone personally and have a tendency to reach out if a student is falling behind/not attending class. They have office hours every week, and are very willing to make appointments. Great science program for a liberal arts school. Small campus but beautiful. Different clubs and organizations co-sponsor events. Living on campus can get a little boring on weekends because it's not a "college town", but there are many ways to get involved and those who complain the most usually aren't involved in any extracurricular activities. Most dorms are fairly new or being renovated. No communial bathrooms, a lot of different living set-ups. The science building was redone last year and is amazing, although more modern equipment would be nice. Overall, a great school. I had a fantastic experience, better than I would've had at a larger school.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
As a senior, I can truly say I have had an amazing experience as a Ramapo College student. The small class sizes allow professors to get to know their students on a more personal basis. This has allowed me to build strong professional relationships with professors. I have been able to contact professors for internships, and recommendation letters for both scholarships and graduate school admissions. I would say the campus dining options can be greatly improved. First, there are limited options, as well as limited hours of operation. I find most of the food to be unhealthy.
  • Senior
  • 12 days ago
Has the huge dorms, two great dining halls, view of the mountains is extremely nice, very modern school, great athletic facilities, good places to study, class sizes are small, good professors, and reasonable price. However, this school is awfully boring. There is no social life here unless you make it into one, it's a commuter school, and it's completely dead on the weekends. Most go home but if you stay here good luck finding somewhere to go, because either you will be eating, sleeping, or studying. There is no college town, so you are basically stranded here unless you have a car on campus. I'm currently a freshman, but transferring after this year.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago