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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 29, 2010

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Immediate Decision Day, Ramapo College of New Jersey’s antidote to the stress of the college selection and application process, is an opportunity for high school students to apply and receive a notice of acceptance in just one day. Eight Immediate Decision Days are scheduled: August 19; September 14 and 30; October 7, 14 and 20 and November 9 and 18.

The IDD’s are divided by area of academic interest.  Visiting high school seniors and their families will hear presentations from College administrators, tour the campus including the residence halls, attend a class, and have lunch. They also meet individually with an admissions officer.

Those applying for Immediate Decision Day are expected to be in the top 20 percent of their graduating class and have combined SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of at least 1150 or a Composite ACT score of 24 and a combined grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Those who do not meet these criteria may still apply to Ramapo through the regular application process in which more time is needed to reach a decision.

In addition, students who are eligible for a scholarship will be offered one at Immediate Decision Day. To be considered for one of the awards, students must be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class with combined SAT scores of at least 1200 and have a record of school or community activities. The special scholarship awards are for four years, provided the required grade point average is maintained. Scholarship amounts range from $3,000 to $18,000.

Ramapo College also has scheduled a series of fall open house dates for prospective undergraduate students and their parents on Sunday, September 26, Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, November 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to meet with faculty, tour the campus, learn about admissions and Immediate Decision Days, explore financial aid options, and visit residence and dining halls.

Students are encouraged to register for Immediate Decision Days or open house dates on the College’s Website,, or by calling the Office of Admissions, 201.684.7300. Immediate Decision Days fill quickly; the Website contains information concerning availability.

Two Open Houses have been scheduled for Ramapo College’s graduate programs, which include the a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies,  Masters of Science in Educational Technology and Nursing, and our newest offering, a Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies. Open Houses will be held October 2 and 19. For more information about the programs and the events, visit


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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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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