Ramapo College of New Jersey

788 reviews
  1. Mahwah, NJ
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    D+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
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
D+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
63%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 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 16 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    38%
  • Chill
    31%
  • Bored
    19%
  • Fake
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Backpack School
    47%
  • Close to NYC but dead on weekends
    41%
  • Commuter School
    6%
  • Small, but diverse
    6%

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%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

788 reviews
  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    253
  • Average
    299
  • Poor
    100
  • Terrible
    46
I've learned a lot so far my freshman year it has helped me grow as a man and help me understand my surroundings better.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Ramapo is what you make of it
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
If I was asked to rate this my freshman year, it would've been okay. Going into Senior year Ramapo College has changed many rules in order to appeal to outsider eyes, completely ignoring the pleas and suggestions of the students and staff. It has set a lot of people back. While initially students appealed to this college because it is liberal arts and the set up was unique, now the recent changes induced has taken away from the personality of the college and made it more difficult to schedule time, take certain classes. They recently unknowingly changed the housing system without notice to upperclassmen that instead of a credit based system, it now depends on who has the larger group (who has more friends), eliminating the senior housing that freshmen such as my self were not allowed to get until now, yet it has been snatched away from sophomores who had larger groups. Along with this has come taking away certain days due to them wanting to put in more class time, such as eliminating Reading Day, taking away an additional component of classes that was to be used for life experience with the work and instead making class times longer... As a student, and knowing many other students, College Life does not seem to exist anymore with the experience of Ramapo and the strict rules set up over the years, in addition to the change in organization/class time.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago