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Ramapo College of New Jersey Overview

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public institution situated in Mahwah, New Jersey. The suburban atmosphere of Mahwah makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Ramapo College of New Jersey Known For?

1,307 Undergraduate Awards
$34,502 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Ramapo College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Ramapo College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $53,200 a year. That's about 30% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Ramapo College to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey Rankings

Ramapo College landed the #433 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 60 colleges in New Jersey, it is ranked at #12.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ramapo College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value General Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best General Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Ramapo College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#33 Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates College Factual
#72 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#96 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#186 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Ramapo College of New Jersey?

Location of Ramapo College of New Jersey

Contact details for Ramapo College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Phone: 201-684-7500
Website: www.ramapo.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RamapoCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamapoCollegeNJ

How Do I Get Into Ramapo College?

You can apply to Ramapo College online at: www.ramapo.edu/common/

Admission Requirements for Ramapo College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ramapo College?

57% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
87% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 57%, Ramapo College does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 55%.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to Ramapo College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey  ( 520 to 610 )
200
800
Ramapo College received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Ramapo College of New Jersey?

$34,502 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
5.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ramapo College is $34,502. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ramapo College, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $8,182 a year. That adds up to $32,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ramapo College is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Ramapo College of New Jersey Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,870 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,574 undergraduate students at Ramapo College, with 4,870 being full-time and 704 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ramapo College

There are also 568 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,870 full-time undergraduates at Ramapo College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ramapo College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ramapo College of New Jersey students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ramapo College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 399
Black or African American 282
Hispanic or Latino 950
White 2,931
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 209

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Ramapo College of New Jersey. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at Ramapo College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Bulgaria, and India.

Online Learning at Ramapo College of New Jersey

132 Took All Classes Online
785 Took At Least One Class Online
0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 785 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ramapo College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Ramapo College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ramapo College of New Jersey was 0.9%. This is the #1,975 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ramapo College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Ramapo College of New Jersey Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 226 32 258
Nursing 121 25 146
General Psychology 120 0 120
Communication & Media Studies 115 0 115
Social Work 65 47 112
General Biology 88 0 88
Accounting 64 21 85
General Social Sciences 84 0 84
Other Education 0 57 57
Fine & Studio Arts 37 0 37
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 36 0 36
Computer Information Systems 35 0 35
Educational Administration 0 34 34
Music 34 0 34
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 32 0 32
Natural Resources Conservation 31 0 31
History 26 0 26
Sociology 26 0 26
Special Education 0 23 23
Information Science 22 0 22
General Visual & Performing Arts 20 0 20
Political Science & Government 19 0 19
Drama & Theater Arts 18 0 18
Economics 14 0 14
Mathematics 13 0 13
International Studies 12 0 12
International Business 9 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 8 0 8
Physics 8 0 8
Area Studies 6 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 4
Natural Sciences 4 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 4
Romance Languages 3 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 2 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,307 239 1,546

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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