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Ramapo College Welcomes Largest-Ever Incoming Class

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 4, 2019

Arching Ceremony on September 1, 2019

MAHWAH, N.J. — Look who has arrived! Ramapo College of New Jersey welcomed a total of 1,597 students, including transfer and 1,037 first-year students—the largest-ever freshman class—during the campus check-in and move-in as well as traditional Arching Ceremony on September 1.

“What an incredible day it was to welcome the largest class in Ramapo’s 50-year history to campus,” said Christopher Romano, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “These classes, both first year and transfer, were selected from a collective applicant pool of 8,500 students and represent among the most academically prepared and diverse classes we have ever enrolled here at Ramapo. We know that the experiences, drive, intellect and passion they bring with them to Ramapo will be palpable immediately on our campus and we look forward to the contributions they will make.”

Some quick facts:

*The Class of 2023 boasts 1,037 first-year students, the largest in Ramapo’s history. (Previous high number was 978). These students were selected from 7,329 applicants (also the most in our history).

*All 21 New Jersey counties are represented.

*Students additionally hail from eight different states.

*The College welcomes 16 international first-year students from six foreign countries.

*Demographically, 58 percent of the incoming freshman class are female while 42 percent are male.

*121 incoming students will participate in Roadrunner athletics, and 53 are participating in the College’s Leaders in Service program.

*84 students are participating in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program.

*Top majors of incoming freshmen: Nursing, Undeclared, Biology, Business and Computer Science.

*Top male names are Matthew, Nicholas, Andrew, Michael and Joseph.

*Top female names are Emily, Samantha, Nicole, Emma and Victoria.

Arching Ceremony Photos


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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