Ramapo College of New Jersey

505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, United States
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Overview of Ramapo College of New Jersey

About this school

Ramapo, founded in 1969, is a public, liberal arts college. Its 300-acre campus is located in Mahwah, north of Newark.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,618
    • Men:2,503 Men (44.6%)
    • Women:3,115 Women (55.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ramapo College of New Jersey is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
505 Ramapo Valley Road
City, State, Zip
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Phone
(201) 684-7300
Fax
(201) 684-7508
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 15
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 6,695 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 4,048 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 2,647 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,353 (35%) of 3,840 admitted students enrolled
Women
707 (32%) of 2,227 admitted students enrolled
Men
646 (40%) of 1,613 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,080|Out-of-state: $23,214 (45.66%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,180 (39.5%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,569 (5.09%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,010 (9.76%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ramapo College of New Jersey accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009344
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
868 (91.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
578 (66.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
534 (92.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$11,418
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 274 (51.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,314
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 439 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,685
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 141 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
126 (13.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,082

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,063 (81.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,707 (66.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,602 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
129 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$10,489
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,397 (53.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,240
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,210 (84.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,545
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 548 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
540 (10.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,394

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$10,082
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


216

Part-Time Faculty


275

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


41%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 28% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ramapo College of New Jersey provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


60.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology

Online Degrees


Biology, chemistry with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; dentistry with New York University; optometry with SUNY State College of Optometry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Development

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


25,890

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


300 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Mahwah
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Newark

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


54%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Roadrunner
School Colors
Maroon, black, white, and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ramapo College of New Jersey offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, norml, 1 step, biology & biochemistry club, campus crusade for christ, culture club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,910

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,618
Women
3,115
Men
2,503

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.9% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 16.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.9% White
  • 4.6% Unknown

International Students


1.9%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


502

Student Resources

Study resources