Ramapo College of New Jersey: Narrative Description

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505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Tel: (201)684-7500
Admissions: (201)684-7300
Fax: (201)684-7508
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ramapo.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 300-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $60,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $6097 per student. Total enrollment: 5,617. Faculty: 388 (179 full-time, 209 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,669 applied, 40% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 98% from top half. Full-time: 4,146 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,132 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 60 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 18% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New Jersey Institute of Technology; SUNY State College of Optometry; University of Medical and Dental of N.J.; NY Chiropractic College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $5640 full-time, $176 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,192 full-time, $319 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2441 full-time, $76 per credit part-time, $1220 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8208. College room only: $5628. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: History Club, Organization for Latin Unity, Sci-Fi Club, Ramapo Pride, Future Educators of America. Major annual events: Unity Barbeque, Family Day, Haunted Mansion. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, surveillance cameras, patrols by trained security personnel. 2,531 college housing spaces available; 2,497 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. George T. Potter Library plus 1 other with 172,639 books, 20,251 microform titles, 662 serials, 2,994 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 580 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mahwah, population 12,000, is a suburban community near the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New York-New Jersey border. Darlington County Park offers two lakes for swimming and a third for boating. Sports facilities, skiing, nature trails and picnic areas exist at nearby Campgaw Mountain.

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