Ramapo College of New Jersey was founded in 1969. It is a comprehensive co-educational four-year institution offering a strong liberal studies based curriculum, sciences, and professional study programs. The college has been designated as ‘New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College’ and offers an interdisciplinary curriculum. It has global partnerships in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and many Native American tribal communities.
Ramapo College of New Jersey is comprised of 5 schools: School of American and International Studies (AIS), School of Social Science and Human Services (SSHS), Anisfield School of Business (ASB), School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS), and School of Contemporary Arts (CA).
Ramapo College is located on the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the border of New Jersey and New York. It has an average enrollment of about 6,000 students and maintains a student/faculty ratio of 18:1. The average class size is 23.
Ramapo College of New Jersey features the Anisfield School of Business academic facility, the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center (with a 2,200-seating capacity), the Overlook and Laurel residence halls and the Village apartment complex, Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, the Sharp Sustainability Education Center, and the Salameno Spiritual Center.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Ramapo College as fourth in the Best Regional Universities North category. The Ramapo College of New Jersey is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is is a member of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU).
The Anisfield School of Business (ASB) offers B.S. degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Information Systems and B.A. degrees in Economics and International Business. The School of American and International Studies (AIS) offers B.A. degrees in American Studies, International Studies, Political Science, Liberal Studies, Literature, Spanish Language Studies, and History. The School of Social Science and Human Services (SSHS) offers B.A. degrees in Economics, Psychology, Law and Society, Sociology, Environmental Studies and Political Science. The school also offers the B.S.W. degree in Social Work and certification programs in Teacher Education. The School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS) offers B.S. degrees in areas such as Allied Health Technologies, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, and Integrated Science Studies. The School of Contemporary Arts (CA) offers B.A degrees in Theater, Visual Arts, and Communication Arts.
The graduate programs offered at the Ramapo College of New Jersey include the Master of Arts programs in Educational Leadership, Liberal Studies, and Sustainability Studies, and the Master of Science programs in Educational Technology and Nursing.
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Ramapo College of New Jersey admits freshmen, transfer students, adult learners, and international students. Students seeking undergraduate admissions must have completed a total of 18 academic units: English (4 units), Social Studies (3 units), Algebra I (1 unit), Geometry (1 unit), Algebra II (1 unit), Foreign Language (2 units), Science (3 units), and Academic Electives (3 units). Students need to submit their admission application form, official high school/college transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendations, and an essay.
International students need to submit the international application for admission and provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores. They are required to submit their high school and college transcripts. International students are also advised to submit their SAT/ACT scores though it is not an admission requirement.
Ramapo College of New Jersey offers financial aid to students to help them meet their educational expenses. Different forms of financial aid available to students include federal and state grants, loans, work-study opportunities, and scholarships. To apply for financial aid from Ramapo College, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Ramapo recommends a priority deadline of March 1 to apply for financial aid.
Different types of federal and state aid programs that provide financial assistance to the students at Ramapo College of New Jersey include the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and New Jersey Tuition Aid Grants program (TAG). Students may also be eligible for Perkins loans, Stafford subsidized and un-subsidized loans, and PLUS loans for Parents. Different student employment options include on-campus part-time employment and off-campus part-time employment – community service, state work-study, and other regular part-time jobs. Various scholarships available for the students of the Ramapo College of New Jersey include the Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Melissa Annunziato Memorial Scholarship, Century 21 Study Abroad Scholarship, and Follett Bookstore Awards.
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The Ramapo College of New Jersey provides numerous opportunities for students to explore their individual potential. The Division of Student Affairs provides leadership opportunities to the students by offering them to be a part of the Student Government. The college believes that student clubs are an important part of the learning experience. There are a number of student clubs and organizations such as Culture Club, Fusion Dance Crew, Creative Media Club, Inter Greek Senate, Ramapo Cycling, Ramapo Against War, Rock Climbing Club, and the Yoga Club. The Ramapo News is the student-run newspaper. WRPR-FM is the official college non-commercial radio station. The Cahill Center provides experiential learning and career services for the students of the Ramapo College of New Jersey. The college offers housing facility to the students. The Ramapo residences are well-equipped and have air conditioning, high speed internet access, cable television, laundry facilities, and vending machines. Housing facilities are available at Mackin Hall, Pine Hall, Bischoff Hall, Overlook, and College Park Apartments. Dining facilities are available for the students at Marketplace at The Birch Tree Inn, Curtain Call Café, Pavilion, and The Atrium.
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The Ramapo College of New Jersey is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), and the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA). There are a total of 20 sports teams in the college. These include: men’s baseball, cross country running, basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and track and field. The women’s athletic teams include: cheerleading, basketball, dance, cross country running, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, swimming, softball, tennis, volleyball, and track and field. The co-ed intramural sports include softball, flag football, volleyball, soccer, bag toss (corn hole), ultimate Frisbee, and basketball.
- Ramapo College of New Jersey. About/Information. Web. 10 September 2011.
- Ramapo College of New Jersey. Undergraduate Admissions. Web. 10 September 2011.
- Ramapo College of New Jersey. Ramapo College Student Handbook 2011-2012. 2011. Print.