Ramapo College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Ramapo College Admissions Overview:

Ramapo College, with an acceptance rate of 53% in 2016, has admissions that are neither extremely selective nor open to all applicants. Students with high grades and test scores are likely to be admitted--if your scores fall within or above the ranges listed below, you are on track to be accepted to Ramapo. In addition to submitting an application, interested students will need to send in high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. For complete instructions about applying, be sure to visit the school's website, and, if you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

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. Popular sports at the school include swimming, field hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,234 (5,762 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,870 (in-state); $22,870 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,569 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,030
  • Other Expenses: $3,010
  • Total Cost: $30,479 (in-state); $39,479 (out-of-state)

Ramapo College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,444
    • Loans: $9,015

Academic Programs:

  • 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): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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