Why Ramapo?

The Value of Ramapo College

During this time of year, we are regularly asked by students and families one main question: Why Ramapo? For us, it is simple — Ramapo is a place where students are names and not numbers.

For decades, Ramapo College has delivered on its promise to provide students with:

  • A high-quality undergraduate education
  • A small environment that fosters close relationships
  • Faculty who not only teach, but mentor students
  • A foundation for a lifetime of success
  • Hands-on learning that prepares students for their future
  • For the past five years, Ramapo has had the lowest average tuition increase among all New Jersey colleges

Great Value

More affordable than a private college

The average private college costs $55,000 per year. Ramapo costs approximately $29,852 per year for in-state students and approximately $39,594 per year for out-of-state students.

That is the same as…

Stats & Facts

Some facts we are proud to share with you


Federal and State Aid Awarded each year


Ramapo’s Graduation Rate

The national average six-year graduation rate is only 59%


of Ramapo students return after their first year.

The national average is 77%

TOP 15%

Ranked by in the top 15 percent of 1,312 schools for return on investment (ROI)


Ramapo is ranked as Best Regional Universities-North in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report


of Ramapo Alumni are
employed or in Graduate School within one year

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