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Ramapo College of New Jersey Ranked #1 Public College in New Jersey by College Choice

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is third overall, behind Princeton University and Stevens Institute of Technology

Mahwah, NJ– Ramapo College of New Jersey remains the #1 public college in New Jersey, according to College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources.

“Ramapo’s consistent ranking atop this list reaffirms the value of a Ramapo College degree in today’s uber competitive marketplace. We pride ourselves on our commitments to both affordability and student success; ensuring that students who enroll at Ramapo not only just thrive while they’re with us, but are positioned for both personal and professional success,” said Christopher Romano, vice president for strategic enrollment, outreach, and engagement at Ramapo.

Offering exceptional value with below average in-state and out-of-state tuition rates, coupled with an above average four-year graduation rate, Ramapo College provides a high-quality education with a strong return on investment. On average, students are awarded competitive grants or scholarships, making Ramapo College an affordable option to earn a degree in four years. Findings from the most recent New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) economic impact study show that Ramapo alumni who stay in New Jersey enjoy an aggregate $2.55 billion increase in annual household income. Ramapo College also remains #1 in New Jersey for best residential halls, and is one of the Top 50 most beautiful campuses in America.

The ranking is a result of a rigorous methodology that includes data from two U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) sources. The College Scorecard records college cost, loan default rates, student borrowing, graduation rates, and employment after graduation, and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS),which is a division of the National Center for Education Statistics but run by the USDOE, collects information reported by schools that participate in federal student aid programs including enrollment, graduation rates, student financial aid, and admission. Additional data sources include U.S. News & World Report and Payscale.

To learn more about the honors and accolades of Ramapo College, visit RCNJ Accolades.


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 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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