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Ramapo College Ranked Fifth in Best Regional Public Colleges, North by U.S. News & World Report

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 15, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey again has been named among the top schools in the 2016 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report.

Ramapo was ranked number five in the Best Regional Public Colleges/Universities, North category, moving up a notch from last year’s ranking. Ranking criteria continued to distinguish Ramapo as a college dedicated to small class size, a strong first-year retention rate and loyal support from alumni.

“We are proud that Ramapo continues to be recognized for the value of the undergraduate liberal arts education it provides to students; one that pushes their boundaries and supports their development academically, socially, civically and personally,” said Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Christopher Romano. “It is our commitment to individualized attention and the development of close working relationships with our exceptional faculty for our students that makes us unique.”

Ramapo was ranked 26th overall in the category, up two slots from last year’s listing.

Institutions ranked in the Best Regional Universities category provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs. The institutions included in this category were ranked by region-north, south, midwest and west. The U.S. News college rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is considered one of the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.


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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