Ramapo College of New Jersey has selective admissions, and only half of all applicants will get in. Successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or higher, SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1600 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. Your chances are best with an "A-" or higher average and a combined SAT score over 1700.
In the middle of the graph you'll notice that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Ramapo College did not get accepted. At the same time, you'll notice a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Ramapo College's admissions process takes into consideration much more than numbers. The college uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. Ramapo's admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not just courses that get you an easy "A." Also, they will be looking for an engaging essay, depth in your extracurricular activities, an interesting short answer, and strong letters of recommendation.
To learn more about Ramapo College of New Jersey, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Ramapo College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?