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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

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are some days when the dining options are really good, but there are also days where there is just nothing interesting to eat. They always have good ice cream options, which is a plus. Their hamburgers are my go to option when there is nothing else in Birch.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Birch is definitely great, but the options at Pay-Caf are convenient if you're in a hurry. The Pav is not a place for the faint of heart - the food is good, but don't risk throwing up (I've had that experience before).

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's tolerable, you just have to get creative to keep it from getting old. What really throws me off is how I sometimes find strands of hair in my food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dinning halls aren't the best one's I've seen. When going into school you have to remember that the food on campus will never live up to your favorites. I believe that Pavilion has been food than Birch Tree Inn. I have the sensible 6 and it worked for me since I like the Atrium better than Birch.


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Ramapo offers several different meal plans, which vary in cost and amount of meals per week. The Ultimate meal plan offers unlimited meals per week at any of the dining halls and $50 in flex cash for the semester, which students can use at the convenience store on campus or in the Atrium Pay Café. The Super 14 meal plan offers 14 meals and $100 flex cash, the Tasty 10 offers 10 meals and $200 flex cash, and the Sensible 6 offers six meals per week and $450 flex cash. Any student can add flex cash at any point during the semester, regardless of a meal plan. Many students who live in the apartments on campus prefer to not have a meal plan and cook for themselves instead, utilizing flex cash only if they need it.

Ramapo College has two main dining halls open to all students with meal plans: the Birch Tree Inn and the Trustees Pavilion. Their menus differ from each other on a daily basis, although the food that is served at one is quite similar to the food served at the other—neither is better nor worse. Opinion on the campus food tends to be relatively low, but students must try it for themselves before forming an opinion. The Atrium Pay Café offers non-meal plan food that must be purchased either with flex money or regular cash, and is closer to a food court than a cafeteria.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3530 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All freshmen and those living in residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Eggs and bagel
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Salads and sandwiches
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
There are kosher, vegan, and other special dietary meals available on campus.
Did You Know?
Vegan, kosher, and other special dietary needs are addressed by both dining halls.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

The Atrium
Location: Scott Student Center
Food: Grab-n'-go
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Convenience Store
Location: Trustees Pavilion
Food: Beverages, canned food, frozen foods, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Curtain Call Café
Location: Berrie Center
Food: Baked goods, coffee, sushi
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Marketplace at Birch Tree Inn
Location: Scott Student Center
Food: Buffet
Location: Near Oak and Maple Halls
Food: Buffet

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 56 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 38% The Atrium has the best food options on campus.
  • 12% The fresh salads!
  • 12% The hamburgers
  • 12% Late night!!!
  • 8% Coffee is great
  • 8% Paycaf has a decent variety
  • 4% Im a commuter so i dont typically eat on campus
  • 4% Vegetable egg rolls are amazing

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 17 responses

  • 21% The food is just bad
  • 21% Not many options for healthy eaters
  • 17% Meals are not natural, healthy, or of good quality
  • 17% There are days there is just nothing appetizing.
  • 10% They have the same food all the time
  • 10% I dont currently have a meal plan
  • 3% It hard to budget the sensible 6.

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 45% Birch has the worst food options on campus.
  • 23% French fries and food of curious origin
  • 18% Everything is pretty gross
  • 9% Pizza
  • 5% Sandwich bar is bland and there isn't much variety

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 20 responses

  • 52% There are many meal plan options
  • 40% The ultimate meal plan is unlimited
  • 4% Sushi on mondays and thursdays
  • 4% Food is discounted when you pay cash and commute


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