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Ramapo College Ranked Among Top “Best Colleges for Your Money”

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 16, 2018

MAHWAH, N.J. — Ramapo College of New Jersey has received high marks from Money magazine in its new rankings of “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Ramapo was ranked #4 in New Jersey and in the top 16 percent in the nation in Money’s list, which considers 26 factors, including cost, graduation rate and average earnings after graduation.

“We are proud to earn this recognition,” said Christopher Romano, vice president of enrollment management and student affairs. “As New Jersey’s premier liberal arts college, this recognition reaffirms the value of a degree grounded in the liberal arts in that our graduates are finding success upon graduation.  And, it supports our commitment to developing a high quality education at an affordable price.”

Money magazine included 727 colleges and universities on its list. To be considered, colleges had to have more than 500 students, a graduation rate that was above average and not be in financial distress.

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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 Niche.com.

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 CollegesofDistinction.com. 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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