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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 28, 2008

(MAHWAH) – In the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report, Ramapo College was ranked number 5 in the north in the Top Public Universities-Master’s category. This is the second year the college received the distinction. In addition, Ramapo College climbed the ranking ladder to number 29, up from 32, in U.S. News’s comprehensive listing of Best Universities-Master’s in the north.

Institutions ranked in the Universities-Master’s category provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs. The 572 institutions included in this category were ranked by region-north, south, midwest and west.

U.S. News & World Report uses 7 categories to rank the academic quality of the institutions profiled. They include peer assessment, retention rate, faculty resources, class size, selectivity of the student body, graduation rates and alumni giving rates.

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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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