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Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ


About This Campus

Established in 1969, New Jersey's public liberal arts college continues to be one of the champions of a liberal arts education in the United States today providing students with over 60 undergraduate major and concentration options. Under their new banner of "Pushing Boundaries," Ramapo College offers students a wide variety of experiential and cooperative educational opportunities, providing students with an educational experience that goes well beyond the classroom. As a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Ramapo College offers its students unique opportunities such as presenting research at academic conferences and a greater exchange of ideas with other students and faculty at other liberal arts colleges.

Location Information

Set on 300 wooded acres at the foothills of Bergen County's Ramapo Mountains in northern New Jersey, the Ramapo College campus boasts a magnificent setting amid towering trees and broad stretches of lawn. Although the College is situated in an estate-style setting, it is located in a large metropolitan region, within a few miles of ski slopes, a short drive from the Jersey shore, close to numerous shopping malls, and only 25 miles from New York City.

Helpful Information

Unless you have a car, commuting to Ramapo College will be extremely difficult as we do not have access to mainstream public transportation.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Mahwah
Population | 25,890
Enrollment | 5,617
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/01-12/21
Spring | 01/18-05/10

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 10%
Black | 6%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 19%
Two or more | 0%
White | 59%
Other | 5%
International | 0%
featured area
new york city


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Education, Social Work

Business, Communications

Notable Academic Programs

  • International Studies
  • International Business
  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Engineering Physics

Special Programs

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Accounting, African American Studies, African Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on either
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/07/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $7476.00.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($467.25 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($467.25 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 009344

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Fee $200.00 Year Host & Home Optional
Transcript Fee $25.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/07/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 43% living on campus
  • Double: $5500.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Housing is assigned to NSE students, not chosen by them. Students will not receive information regarding housing options as they will be placed based on availability of space. Off-campus housing is not recommended as public transportation is limited to transport to NYC and is quite expensive in this area.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Not all residences require meal plans, so students can choose to opt out, as long as the residence where they are placed does not require a meal plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/07/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Covid-19

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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