Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,234
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,855 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Ramapo College of New Jersey is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,172 applications and 3,820 students were granted admission. Ramapo College of New Jersey is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 26% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 91% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT970 to 1190
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Ramapo College of New Jersey charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $17,998 and in-state students paid $8,998.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 81% of Ramapo College of New Jersey's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 24% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,727 (which is 6.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2016-2017, was 560, which is 60% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,234 (which is 1.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Ramapo College of New Jersey has enrolled a total of 6,234 students (5,128 students full-time and 1,106 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,234 students, 559 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 5,762 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 472 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 167 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 65%

Hispanic: 14%

Asian: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 5%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 16% 678
Psychology 7% 288
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 270 12
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 220
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 178
Education 4% 166
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 160
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 150
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 150
Social Sciences 3% 120

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Ramapo College of New Jersey full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Ramapo College of New Jersey graduates 6 years after enrollment is $39,800. Last year, out of the total 1,700 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,615 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,531 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,424 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $39,800 $48,000
Employment Rate 95% 93%
Total Graduates 1,700 1,531

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

CUNY Lehman College
20.4 mile away
CUNY City College
21.5 mile away
Rutgers University-Newark
23.5 mile away
CUNY Hunter College
24.2 mile away
SUNY College of Optometry
24.7 mile away