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Ramapo College Rises Among Nation’s Best in U.S. News & World Report

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 18, 2023

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey is once again a top college, according to U.S News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges Guidebook. Ramapo moved up to #27 in the Top Regional Universities-North, and climbed 12 places as a Best Value School, which is testimony to the quality of the academic programming delivered to students at a low net cost of attendance. Ramapo continues to hold impressive rankings as a Top Public School and Best School for Veterans. Additional academic program rankings include Business, Nursing, and Psychology

Ramapo ascended the rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching, which affirms the College’s steadfast commitment to and focus on teaching excellence for our undergraduate students. “Ramapo’s innovative curriculum, enriched by diverse perspectives and immersive experiences, prepares students to succeed in a rapidly evolving world by cultivating their intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills and capacity for interdisciplinary engagement,” said Dr. Michael Middleton, provost and vice president for teaching, learning, and growth. 

Top Performers on Social Mobility, a category that measures success in enrolling and graduating a large proportion of economically disadvantaged students, is the most significant rankings increase for Ramapo this year. “Our ascension in social mobility is testimony to Ramapo’s commitment to, and prioritization of, making education accessible and affordable for students,” said Dr. Christopher Romano, vice president of strategic enrollment, outreach, and engagement.

“These findings continue to affirm Ramapo’s superior graduation and retention rates,” said Ramapo College President Dr. Cindy Jebb. “We also know that much of what places Ramapo among “the best” in these categories goes unsaid in these reports—our inclusive community, culture of mentorship, focus on student well-being, and unwavering commitment to develop the responsible leaders, ethical problem solvers, and empathetic change agents who are needed now and are essential to the future of our democracy.”

The latest recognition by U.S. News & World Report adds to a host of honors Ramapo College also earned this year, including:

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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 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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