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Ramapo College Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Ramapo College Description:

Ramapo College of New Jersey is located in the town of Mahwah, about 30 miles from New York City. As a public liberal arts college, Ramapo represents a good value for students who want the undergraduate focus and personal attention of a small college without the higher price tag of many private colleges. Among undergraduates, the most popular programs are Business Administration, Communication Studies, Nursing and Psychology. Established in 1969, Ramapo is a young college with many modern facilities including the Anisfield School of Business and the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,817 (5,624 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 90% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,144 (in-state); $21,624 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,879
  • Total Cost: $29,623 (in-state); $38,103

Ramapo College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,850
    • Loans: $8,003

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Legal Professions, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ramapo College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.ramapo.edu/about/mission/index.html

"Ramapo College of New Jersey is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning within a strong liberal arts based curriculum, thus earning the designation "New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College." Its curricular emphasis include the liberal arts and sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the professional programs within a residential and sustainable living and learning environment.

Organized into thematic learning communities, Ramapo College provides academic excellence through its interdisciplinary curriculum, international education, intercultural understanding and experiential learning opportunities. These four pillars, supported by global partnerships established in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and several Native American tribal communities, have become central themes in Ramapo College's excellence in the teaching and learning continuum.

Ramapo College provides students with individual academic attention and social support within a caring, sensitive and intellectually vigorous community. The College provides service and leadership opportunities for students and faculty through a combination of internships, field placements, community service, study abroad, and cooperative education. These opportunities allow students, faculty and staff to encounter the world beyond the campus.

Ramapo College is committed to maintaining strength and opportunity through diversity of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and economic background among faculty, staff, and students. Ramapo College is a selective institution committed to providing equal access to under-represented populations. Barrier-free, the College maintains a continuing commitment to persons with disabilities.

Ramapo College provides a rich living and learning environment through almost one hundred student organizations, intramural sports, and intercollegiate athletics. The College maintains a strong positive and economic impact on the surrounding communities by partnering with area communities, corporations, schools, service organizations, and governmental entities, while sharing its intellectual and cultural resources and its facilities. Ramapo College of New Jersey is committed to providing service and ethical leadership through international understanding and the creation of 21st century partnerships."

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