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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 1, 2006

(Mahwah) – With the pressure of college application deadlines bearing down, most high school seniors are feeling the stress.  They need not be stressed out if they are accepted to Ramapo College during Immediate Decision Days held on the Mahwah campus.  Immediate Decision Days will be held September 27, October 5 and 13, November 6, 15, 20 and 29 and December 1, 6, 12 and 14, 2006.

Ramapo College’s Immediate Decision Day program is an opportunity for students to complete the application process and receive a notice of acceptance in just one day.  On the appointed day, students submit their applications, have an admissions interview and receive a decision, all within a few hours.  In addition, students who qualify for a scholarship will be offered one at that time.  Visiting high school seniors and their families hear presentations from College administrators, tour the campus including the residence halls, attend a class and have lunch in one of the student dining halls.  They also meet individually with an admissions officer.

Students considered for the program must be in the top 20 percent of their graduating class (if the high school ranks) with combined SAT scores of at least 1120 in critical reading and math (not including writing section), with no less than 500 in any section and an academic grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Peter Goetz, vice provost of enrollment management says, While these numbers will not guarantee admission, they certainly put students in the range.  For Immediate Decision Day, we only invite students who have a reasonable chance of being accepted.”

The College’s average student ranks in the top 20 percent of his/her class with a mean SAT score of 1180.  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 and additional senior year information may be required.

Students who are eligible for a scholarship will be notified at the end of the daylong program.  To be considered for one of these awards, a student must be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class with combined SAT scores of at least 1250 for critical reading and math and have a record of school or community activities. These special scholarship awards are for four years, provided the required grade point average is maintained.  Scholarships include tuition and fees, partial tuition and fees, residence hall rooms or a combination of both tuition and housing.

To be considered for Immediate Decision Day, students may call 201.684.7300 to obtain an informational brochure or visit the Admissions page of Ramapo College’s Website,, for Immediate Decision Day information or to submit an online registration form.


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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