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Ramapo College Receives High Marks from Ranking Organizations for 2020-2021

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 7, 2020

MAHWAH, N.J. — The quality and value of a Ramapo College education, as well as its picturesque campus environment and student residence halls, are consistently acknowledged through numerous rankings, awards and accolades from some of the most prestigious ranking organizations in the country. This year is no exception.

“Despite the significant challenges brought forward in 2020 by the public health crisis, Ramapo College has continued to deliver on its promise,” said College President Peter P. Mercer, adding “The fact that keeping our promise to our students and their families is being recognized by external organizations which commend our rigorous instruction, exemplary residential and learning environment, consistent affordability, and student-centered services, is further testament to our unwavering commitment.”

The College recently was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Public Universities North category, including earning seventh place among public universities and 15th for colleges for veteran students. The data used for this year’s rankings was gathered in spring and early summer 2020; however, the publication noted that the pandemic did not affect the numbers.

Ramapo again has been named among the top three (after Princeton and Stevens Institute of Technology) and Number One among the public institutions in New Jersey in College Choice’s ranking. has again named Ramapo’s campus housing Number One in New Jersey and ranked the College campus fifth best in the state. also ranked Ramapo’s Nursing and Business programs each in the number four spot among all New Jersey colleges and universities.

Ramapo received high marks for its value by Money magazine, and is listed by the Princeton Review among its “Best in the Northeast.”

This is the 14th consecutive year Ramapo College is listed in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as among the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”  Ramapo is annually recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, in the Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

“These rankings reaffirm the College’s student-centered mission, affordability and providing an environment where our students can thrive and achieve success,” said Christopher Romano, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “Our top-notch residence halls are constantly cited as a reason why students select Ramapo College and our consistent ranking by College Choice reinforce and underscore the value of our commitment to individualized attention as delivered by our faculty and staff.


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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