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Ramapo College: Next Door

Welcome Out-of-State applicants and students! We are proud to have students from across the country, and receive applications from dozens of states each year, including New York, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and California. Ramapo College is approximately 25 miles from New York City, yet is located in the suburban hills of Mahwah, NJ.

Our unique location provides students with the best of both worlds:

  • A safe and scenic campus environment to call home, with all the luxuries and opportunities of New York City at your fingertips.
  • Students at Ramapo College receive a comprehensive education from dedicated faculty, enjoy small class sizes, guaranteed housing in state-of-the-art residence halls, and an active campus life – all at a public college price tag.

Please explore this page to learn more about what Ramapo College has to offer you as an out-of-state student, and what current students from across the country have to say about their Ramapo experience.

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Ramapo College: By The Numbers

Five Schools
700 Courses
40 Majors
Student to
Ratio 18:1
Size 23
Rate over 68%
4-Yrs. Housing
Over 250 NYC
Rate 88%
95% of Faculty
have Terminal
Cahill Career
Center 4-Year
Career Plans


Why Out-Of-State Students Select Ramapo

Nearby NJ/NYC Attractions

  • Garden State Plaza / IMAX Theater 15.6 miles
  • Rockefeller Center 24.5 miles
  • Empire State Building  25.1 miles
  • Broadway Theaters / Times Square 31.5 miles
  • To see Ramapo’s proximity to more nearby attractions click here.

Nearby Co-op/Internship Corporations

  • TD Bank 2.5 miles
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation 2.6 miles
  • Pearson Education 5.4 miles
  • Stryker 6.29 miles
  • BD Becton and Dickenson Company 8.6 miles
  • Mercedes Benz North America 8.8 miles
  • Hackensack University Medical Center 18.1 miles
  • To see Ramapo’s proximity to more nearby corporations click here.