When students returned to campus this fall they were greeted by the news that Ramapo College ranked as the top Public College in NJ and third among all colleges and universities in the state, behind Princeton University and Stevens Institute of Technology. While this news is no surprise to our alumni, it’s nice to have the official designation, courtesy of College Choice’s 2017 annual survey of the Best Colleges in NJ.
The news follows the 2016 reaccreditation of the Anisfield School of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a recognition that continues Ramapo’s membership among an elite group of business schools worldwide. And more recently, the business school was selected for the second time as the Headquarters of the Eastern Economic Association – a scholarly nonprofit that’s been home to many Nobel Prize winners in economics.
Among the many attributes that distinguish Ramapo College, is our relatively small size, low tuition costs and an attractive student-to-faculty ratio. And, because Ramapo is a college, our faculty’s first order of business is teaching, not research. But being among the smaller institutions in NJ has another advantage; it permits us to be responsive to the needs of our students as well as the community. Being nimble is particularly important to our corporate neighbors who are looking for professionals capable of navigating in an increasingly complex marketplace.
An investment in your education is an important decision. But thanks to the survey, you no longer need an MBA to figure out where to find the best return for your money.