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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 1, 2002

(Mahwah) – Immediate Decision Day, Ramapo College of New Jersey’s antidote to the stress of the college selection and application process, is an opportunity to apply and receive a notice of acceptance in just one day. Seven Immediate Decision Days are scheduled this fall. On the appointed day, students can submit their applications, have an admissions interview and receive an acceptance notice, all on the same day and all before the start of the new year. In addition, students who are eligible for a scholarship will be offered one at that time.

On the day of their visit, high school seniors and their families will receive information about the college, tour the campus including the residence halls, attend a class and then have lunch in the student dining hall. They also will meet individually with an admissions officer. Students considered for the program must be in the top 30 percent of their graduating class with SAT scores of at least 1100. 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 program. To be considered for one of these awards, a student must be an academic achiever in the top 10 percent of his/her graduating class with combined SAT scores of at least 1250 and 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, residence hall rooms, or a combination of both.

Immediate Decision Days are scheduled October 29, November 7, November 14, November 20, December 5, December 9 and December 13. For more information or to make a reservation, interested high school seniors and their parents should call the Office of Admissions, (201)684-7300.

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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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