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Reviews 582 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: there is no off campus housing worth looking into lmao

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Idk good restaurants around but yeah usual suburban area

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration has turned Ramapo into a jail. This campus used to be fun and everyone used to be able to have fun and be safe but one poor incidence and this whole school is on lockdown. I am more afraid of getting in trouble at Ramapo than I have anywhere else in my life.

Ramapo is hell on earth and it is a dead campus. Everyone is depressed and hates it here.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: People there are really nice and helpful its just a nonstop pain every year

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Honestly the worst. I hate coming here I regret it so much. There are no parties because of new insane rules. Host a party and lose housing, get caught drinking be suspended until your hearing, Psafety sees you throw up automatically get sent to hospital parents have to get you and you are suspended.

I cannot meet new people or see people that I only see around because there is no common social or party scene now. It used to be fun but now you are stuck in a dorm all night every night.

Do not come here unless you like to be alone

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Ew I eat ice cream and thats it

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing may be awesome and I love that but its about it. Doesnt make up for how much I hate being here. Rather live in a bad dorm but be able to go out than be stuck in a nice one 24/7

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: social life is good if you join clubs and make an effort to get involved and attend on and off campus activities

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The administration is too focused on the polices instead of the well being of the students...you get charged with fines for even being in the presence of alcohol, but you do not receive any violations if you use the Good Samaritan policy, however, only the person making the phone call will receive amnesty. Housing is spacious however.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Most people go home on the weekends, I haven't been there in a few years. But there would be many parties in the Village, where seniors live. Small parties, but great ones. Found fire hydrant in a second floor apartment once!

4 College Senior

Academics: The professors are absolutely fantastic - I've had very few bad experiences. The registration process is fairly easy. The workload's relatively demanding, but not to the point of impossibility. There are plenty of places to study outside of the library (the Ansfield School of Business has a lot of lounges, and there are quite a few in the Student Center as well). The curriculum, however...Ramapo has something called a CEC, which is a Course Enrichment Requirement. It varies from class to class, but it's typically some sort of project. I find it to be a bit ridiculous, but it allows Ramapo to have four-credit classes instead of three. I think they're getting rid of it next semester (fall of 2015), but I don't know enough about that to comment on it further.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Out of the three colleges I've attended, Ramapo's financial aid office has been the easiest to deal with...but not by much. The process of receiving financial aid at any institution is a headache, unfortunately. There's really no escaping it, unless you're one of the lucky few who doesn't need financial aid.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've attended three different colleges, and of the three, Ramapo has the best housing by far. I have stayed in the College Park Apartments (sophomore and junior housing) and the Village (senior housing), so, unfortunately, I can't share much about the freshman dorms. However, both the CPAs and the Village are clean, well-kept, spacious, and well-priced. They make you feel as though you're actually living in your own apartment. In the CPAs, you have to share a room with someone else, but in the Village, everyone has their own room. Both have kitchens and laundry centers. The only downside is that they're both kind of far from the buildings where classes take place (about 10-15 minutes). As for the social atmosphere, being a transfer student, I've found it a little difficult to make friends. The best way to do so is to join clubs.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Ramapo itself doesn't have much of a nightlife (there are student-run activities and frat parties and such, but beyond what the college offers...) but it's located less than five minutes from Route 287, which can take you pretty much wherever you want to go. There's are plenty of shopping centers located nearby (a shuttle bus is available for those who don't have cars, and it stops at most of them daily), New York City's an hour away (there's a bus that takes you there as well), and you can walk to the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, which is absolutely beautiful and provides for plenty of outdoor activities. As for Ramapo's campus, it's small, safe, and scenic.

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3 College Senior

Administration: Ramapo's administration is more or less like most other colleges. If I had to choose two aspects they're most intolerant of, they would be the honor code/plagiarism and drug usage.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I myself don't participate in any intramural or varsity sport, either as an athlete or a fan. That being said, there are plenty of people on campus who fall into one/both of those categories, and while sports don't seem to have a huge impact on campus life, they're nonetheless present. And the amenities (fields, courts, gyms, etc.) are really top-notch for athletes and health and fitness-conscious students alike.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Things to go to where you wanna study

4 College Student

Majors: Helping people inspires me to do nursing

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: We do not have the option for off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Administration: most teachers take attendance and only allow you to be absent 2-3 times or they remove a letter grade. everything else is pretty lenient otherwise

3 College Freshman

Athletics: most teams do not do very well at all but members of the teams seem to like them. not very many teams have a great reputation either.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: lots of people are closed minded since they're all of the same ethnicity and social class but you come across a few really cool people that are different and easy to get along with

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i am a commuter so i am not sure how on campus or off campus housing is

College Freshman

Majors: i have not had an internship or apprenticeship or anything of that sort

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: lots of local food chains and restaurants and coffee shops, many options, very friendly staff and delicious food of all varieties

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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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