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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 25, 2007

(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of the nation’s best value undergraduate institutions according to The Princeton Review.  The New York-based education services company features the school in the new 2008 edition of its book, America’s Best Value Colleges. The guide profiles 165 colleges chosen for their excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and/or relatively low costs of attendance.
In its narrative profile on the College, The Princeton Review’s editors commend Ramapo for offering an intimate educational experience where faculty are always available to assist students and for “achieving a level of success in 37 years that some older colleges have yet to grasp.” The listing also reads, in part, “This school is one of the colleges designated as one of the best overall bargains-based on cost and financial aid-among the most academically outstanding colleges in the nation.”

The Princeton Review selected the schools for the book based on data it obtained from administrators at more than 650 colleges during the 2005-06 academic year, and its surveys of students attending the schools.  Says Robert Franek, V.P-Publishing, The Princeton Review, “We considered over 30 factors to identify our ‘best value’ colleges.  They covered four areas: Academics, Tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in scholarships and grants), Financial Aid (how well colleges meet students’ financial need), and Student Borrowing.  The 90 public and 75 private
colleges we chose for this edition offer a terrific education, plus they have impressive records of meeting students’ needs for financial aid.  We highly recommend them as America’s best college education deals for 2007.”

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning within a strong liberal arts based curriculum, thus earning the designation by the New Jersey State Legislature “New Jersey’s Liberal Arts College.” Its curricular emphasis is international which includes the liberal arts and sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the professional programs within a residential and sustainable living and learning environment.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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