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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttles are okay when it comes to going to different places on campus--having a car on campus would definitely be your best bet.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its easy to get a taxi anytime, and the school runs a shuttle to NYC as well as the local shopping centers.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The only frat houses are off campus and you have to take a 50 dollar taxi to them in the mountains. The shuttle brings you to the mall, cvs, train station and one other plaza at ridiculous times.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Ramapo has shuttles that will take you to the train station, and airport. They also have buses that bring you into the city. I live an hour away so I either take the train or a family member picks me up.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Airports are not close to campus but we have two local train stations that's are very convenient


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Ramapo College is a small campus, so students worried about traveling from place to place on campus needn’t be concerned. However, there is a shuttle bus that runs around campus at night to provide safe rides for students who have been drinking or who need a ride to other parts of campus. The shuttle begins operation at 8:15 p.m. and ends at 1:45 a.m., stopping at every residence on campus. The College runs another shuttle bus system off campus to the city, with times posted in the student center. Ramapo College is conveniently located between two train stations, the Suffern and the Ramsey Route 17 stations, both of which are a mere five-minute drive from campus. Even closer is the Mahwah Station, but each station is convenient depending on which direction the student is heading.

If at all possible, by far the most convenient way to get around at Ramapo is to have your own car on campus. Ramapo is located at the northern end of Route 202; students should make a note of which highways they are most comfortable with and plan their route of travel to and from the College accordingly.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Have your own car
  • Train
  • Shuttle bus
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Having a friend drive you to the airport is probably the best way to get there.
Local Taxi Services
A local taxi service is Mahwah Taxi; their phone number is (201) 327-9000.
Did You Know?
New York State is less than 10 minutes from campus.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Public Safety
(201) 684-7432/7433
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Shuttle Services

Daily 8:15 p.m.-1:45 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Newark Liberty International Airport

This airport is about 16 miles from New York City.

North Avenue at Spring Street, Elizabeth, NJ

(973) 961-6000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Shortline Bus Service

Discount tickets are sold at Roadrunner Central (Scott Student Center, second floor), and tickets expire at the end of the calendar year.

575 New Jersey 17


Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Mahwah Station

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 70 responses

  • 29% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 37% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 20% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 9% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 37% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 31% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 26% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 4% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 25 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 25 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 25 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 69 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 68% Fairly easy.
  • 13% Fairly difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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