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Reviews 636 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its a small school so faculty and staff will remember you. Also it gives you a chance to have more one on one time with professors.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: happy with my freshman year experience. i like my campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ramapo College is amazing! I have had many memorable experiences both on and off campus as an RCNJ student and feel that a degree from Ramapo will allow me to succeed in business after graduation. I've also made more friends at Ramapo than anywhere else.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school definitely needs more diversity

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ramapo is great for someone who wants a small and quiet school. Its academic aspects are fantastic, but there are not many ways to get involved on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've loved being involved in on campus organizations. They have really made my experience at Ramapo even better and helped me feel like a part of a community. From day one, I have known that this is the school for me.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved my time at Ramapo so far. They are making a lot of changes that I am not excited about. I really liked the old schedule that we used to have but they are changing it in the future and I lucked out this semester but that's not guaranteed for the future. The class sizes are great though.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They really encourage internships and will work with you to find one. The career center is very active on campus and a great resource for students.

4 College Junior

Local Area: There is a lot of local shopping options. We are right by route 17 so the Garden State Plaza isn't far from school and there are a lot of strip malls. Basically any thing you need can be found at Interstate. There is also a lot of food options near by.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is usually a good mix or guys and girls in the social scene. Every one kind of just sticks with people they know though. Every one is kind of just average.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Health Center on campus is one of the most inconveniently located buildings on campus and no one who actually needs medicine or any thing from there would even want to go there. The campus is fairly safe. I've never had a problem but some people have.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics exist on Ramapo's campus but there isn't a lot of attention given to them. Some of the teams really seem to improve a lot but we don't have a big sport team to focus and revolve around.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a part of Greek life and absolutely love it. My sisters have made my college experience so much better. It can be hard to meet the right group of friends at college, especially since Ramapo is so small, but Greek life really helps. It can be hard to be involved on Ramapo's campus but Greek life is really helping with that, especially since it's growing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have seen great relationships from through greek life and can't wait to join

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options to choose from and they are all in close vicinity.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many close places to live and they are not isolated so a social life is well managed

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: No one is really on campus on the weekends and due to heightened rules, people are afraid to get together

2 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration sets rules that are too strict on most occasions. The parking rules are out of control and I feel like as a commuter who attends the school, I am treated as an outsider when visiting at late hours as if I am not part of the student body. I feel commuters should be allowed in the campus buildings and not have an issue getting in.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are several eating areas across campus to accommodate your housing situation and I find the food relatively satisfying especially at pav

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not get full financial aid to cover my education, however, the billing office was very friendly and efficient in explaining what was to come next.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Clean, well organized, easy to maneuver, close to neighboring buildings, friendly environment, and good food.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not a big party person but I have been to some. When there are multiple parties and every one is in the quads, it is really fun. It can get boring on some nights but I'm okay with that.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is literally no off campus housing. The area is just too expensive. If you want to live off campus, you're only real option is going a few minutes across the border into New York state. The campus residence halls are nice and worth the cost. Almost every one lives on campus so there really isn't a point to living off campus. It's only really a few of the fraternity houses that are off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The great thing about staying in New Jersey is that I still have close access to the Jersey pizza and bagels I love. There are a lot of great pizza places near by. Bagel Train is a popular bagel place that students love. We are also located not too far from two 24 hour Dunkin Donuts and a Starbucks. There is also a Chipotle, Panera, Wendy's, Boston Market, and other chain restaurants near by. Being right by Route 17 gives us access to a lot of off campus food options.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never had any issues with the rules at Ramapo but they have gotten pretty strict over the last year. They were pretty strict at the beginning of the semester but by the end of the semester, they got pretty lenient. I feel safe on campus though, and that's more of what I am concerned about. Professors each have their own attendance policy, but most of them only allow two excused absences but some professors don't even take attendance.


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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.

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