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Ramapo College earns Top 10 ranking among New Jersey public schools, rises among regionals in U.S. News report for 2022-2023

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 15, 2022

The historic Arch on the campus of Ramapo College

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College has earned high praise from U.S. News & World Report in its rankings for 2022-2023 – a testament to the College’s commitment to modeling a bold and interdisciplinary approach to learning, providing individualized attention to students, and advancing its mission to prepare students to be ethical leaders for a changing world.

Ramapo College remains a top institution in the Best Regional Universities North, being named as one of only two New Jersey public institutions listed in the top 10, and ascending several spots to the No. 28 ranking among all schools in the same region. The results affirm Ramapo’s value as an institution that combines high-quality programs, affordability, and dedication to student success.

“We recognize that many prospective students and their families rely on rankings reports to narrow their college searches and, to that end, the findings affirm Ramapo’s superior graduation and retention rates as well as the social mobility of our graduates,” said Cindy Jebb, Ramapo College President. “However, we also know that much of what makes Ramapo an incredibly valuable destination for undergraduate education goes unsaid in these reports—that is our caring and inclusive community, our culture of mentorship, our unique focus on student well-being, and our unwavering commitment to foster in our students the critical thought, civil discourse, ethical leadership, and empathetic service that are needed now and will be essential to the health of our democracy and our economy for decades to come.”

The College’s Teaching Program was one of only two New Jersey programs among 25 institutions in the Regional Public Universities North category. Ramapo’s outstanding Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) Program ascended exponentially in the national ranking, landing in the top 43 percent nationwide.

Ramapo College was also again recognized for its commitment to veteran students, placing 13th for Best Colleges for Veteran Students by U.S. News.


About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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