Ramapo College of New Jersey: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 63%. Located in the town of Mahwah, about 30 miles from New York City, Ramapo represents a good value for students who want the undergraduate focus and personal attention of a small college without the high price of a private college. Among undergraduates, popular programs include Business Administration, Communication Studies, Nursing, and Psychology.

Considering applying to Ramapo College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Ramapo College had an acceptance rate of 63%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 63 students were admitted, making Ramapo's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of applicants 6,945
Percent Admitted 63%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 22%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Rampo College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 91% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 620
Math 520 620
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Ramapo's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Ramapo scored between 530 and 620, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1240 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Ramapo College.

Requirements

Ramapo College does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Ramapo participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Rampo requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 19% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 27
Math 19 26
Composite 21 26

This admissions data tells us that most of Ramapo's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Ramapo received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Ramapo does not suprscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Ramapo does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Ramapo College's incoming class was 3.42, and just under 50% had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Ramapo have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Ramapo College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Ramapo College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Ramapo College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Ramapo College, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Ramapo has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. While not required, Ramapo encourages all applicants to visit and tour the campus as the school tracks demonstrated interest. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Ramapo's average range. Note that some programs at Ramapo College, including nursing, biology, physical therapy, social work, and BS/MS accounting, are more selective.

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 (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. Your chances are best with grades and scores above the lower ranges.

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