Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

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When you think northern NJ, near NYC, your first thoughts are congestion, busy and crowded. Enter Mahwah, exit off of high traffic Route 17, and you pass horse farms, view rolling hills and plenty of greenery. Then you get to Ramapo College and you feel peacefulness and welcoming at this NJ state higher education establishment. I only live 20 minutes away but wish I came to visit years ago. And you should as well.

• Public
• Undergraduate enrollment – 5,618
• Admit rate – 57%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
• Retention rate – 86%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 520-620/21-26
• Student to faculty ratio – 17:1
• 300 acre campus
• A wide range of graduate programs
• Direct admit nursing program
• Largest class size is 35 students with an average of 23 per class
• 95% of professors hold a PHD or terminal degree in their field
• 500 internships in NYC
• Many Business majors offered, trading lab, 4+1 accounting program
• Elementary and secondary education majors offered
• A wide assortment of visual and performing arts majors, including director and stage management, art therapy, music education and performance, drawing and painting, photography, sculpture, art animation
• $54M renovation of the nursing facility
• Study and intern abroad with over 500 opportunities in 60 countries
• 70% of first year students live on campus and Housing is guaranteed for all 4 years
• 3,000 students commute, which includes evening and graduate students
• DIII – 18 sports teams
• Many out of state students receive merit based scholarships to bring them down to their in state cost of attendance
• December 15 – Deadline for nursing students
• 120 student clubs and organizations
• Greek life is present

Visit the Ramapo College website.