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

Website: www.ramapo.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,618
Undergraduate
Students
(55.4%) 3,115 Women
(44.6%) 2,503 Men
502
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 6,695 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,572
Out-of-state: $40,913
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,374
Out-of-state: $23,715
Room and Board
$12,450
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$11,854
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,272
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
216
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
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Campus Life

Mahwah Population
25,890
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Roadrunner
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
First-Year Students Returning
85.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
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  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
505 Ramapo Valley Road
City, State, Zip
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Phone
(201) 684-7300
Fax
(201) 684-7508
E-mail
admissions@ramapo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
71% of 196 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
881
Students Accepting Wait List Position
384
Students Admitted From Wait List
224

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.37
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,572
Out-of-state: $40,913
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,374
Out-of-state: $23,715
Room and Board
$12,450
Books and Supplies
$1,593
Other Expenses
$3,155
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 009344
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
777 (91.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
571 (66.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
536 (92.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$11,854
Need-Based Gift
Received by 297 (51.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,693
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 425 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,402
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 155 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
110 (13.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,734

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,450 (81.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,709 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,579 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$11,106
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,415 (53.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,977
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,110 (84.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,441
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 646 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
523 (10.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,895

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,272
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Biology, chemistry with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; dentistry with New York University; optometry with SUNY State College of Optometry
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Mahwah 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
46% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
54%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
surveillance cameras, patrols by trained security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,618
Women
3,115 (55.4%)
Men
2,503 (44.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,910
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
All Graduate Students
502

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
74.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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