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Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ

About This Campus

THE COLLEGE: Established in 1969, New Jersey's public liberal arts college continues to be one of the champions of a liberal arts education in the United States today providing students with over 60 undergraduate major and concentration options. Under their new banner of "Pushing Boundaries," Ramapo College offers students a wide variety of experiential and cooperative educational opportunities, providing students with an educational experience that goes well beyond the classroom. As a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Ramapo College offers its students unique opportunities such as presenting research at academic conferences and a greater exchange of ideas with other students and faculty at other liberal arts colleges.

Location Information

LOCATION: Set on 300 wooded acres at the foothills of Bergen County's Ramapo Mountains in northern New Jersey, the Ramapo College campus boasts a magnificent setting amid towering trees and broad stretches of lawn. Although the College is situated in an estate-style setting, it is located in a large metropolitan region, within a few miles of ski slopes, a short drive from the Jersey shore, close to numerous shopping malls, and only 25 miles from New York City.

Helpful Information

Unless you have a car, commuting to Ramapo College will be extremely difficult as we do not have access to mainstream public transportation.

Chance of Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Competitive

Fast Facts

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Location | Mahwah
Population | 25,890
Enrollment | 5,775
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/06-12/22
Spring | 01/16-05/08

Campus Diversity

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White | 65%
Black | 5%
Hispanic/Latino | 15%
Asian | 7%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 5%
featured area
new york city

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Nursing, Education, Social Work

Limitations
Business, Communications

Notable Academic Programs

  • International Studies
  • International Business
  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Engineering Physics

Summer and Short Term Programs

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Design, Digital Arts, Drawing, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Bioinformatics, Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, International Business, Labor Studies, Law and Public Policy, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Crime and Society, Criminology

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Engineering Physics

English: Creative Writing, Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Spanish

General Studies: Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Acting, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Industry, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Law and Society, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/13/16.
  • Estimated cost: $6848.80.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($428.05 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($428.05 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/13/16.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1050.00 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee $200.00 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 009344

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/13/16

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 49% living on campus
  • Double: $4500.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1200
  • Proximity to campus: 10
Notes About Housing
Housing is assigned to NSE students, not chosen by them. Students will not receive information regarding housing options as they will be placed based on availability of space. Off-campus housing is not recommended as public transportation is limited to transport to NYC and is quite expensive in this area.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1765.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1725.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1425.00 per semester for 6 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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