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Rank: 104

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo College has made a name for itself in the 50 years since its foundation in 1969. This liberal arts college offers more than 500 courses to its roughly 6,000 students. Ramapo is particularly popular for its business, psychology, and journalism programs. The class sizes run small at about 21 students per classroom, which allows for face-to-face interactions with professors. About half of Ramapo students are commuters, and as a result, campus tends to be pretty quiet on the weekends. The campus, located in a wealthy corner of New Jersey, is only about an hour's drive from New York City and roughly 20 minutes from a part of the Appalachian Trail on the Ramapo Mountains. For those people looking to stay busy while on campus, there are more than 100 student groups including a beekeeping club, Disney and Harry Potter-themed organizations, arts and cultural clubs, rock climbing, and a sci-fi and comic book club. Plus, there is an active Greek life with 25 fraternities and sororities. Notable alumni from the college include popular YouTuber Grace Helbig and singer Patrick Stickles of the punk rock band Titus Andronicus.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$32,200
% of students who get any grants
42%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,700
Average price for low-income students
$10,520
admissions
Acceptance rate
57%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1140/24
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
5,314
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
52%
% of need met
53%
% of students who get merit* grants
11%
Average merit grant
$10,394
student success
Graduation rate
74%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$22,500
Average salary within 3 years
$50,100
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
40%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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