Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ 07430
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Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in New Jersey. The campus is located in a suburb, in Mahwah.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,120 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 919 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 790 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 86%). Every year 74% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Ramapo College of New Jersey's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $11,640, and fees were $2,440. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,774 and $2,440 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students6,120
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 108
Master's degree 2 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2008 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1050 to 1230
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$364/credit
In State Students$364/credit
Out of State Students$649/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$691/credit
In State Students$691/credit
Out of State Students$691/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $16,380 $16,380 $29,205
ADN 70 $25,480 $25,480 $45,430
BSN 125 $45,500 $45,500 $81,125
FNP 50 $34,550 $34,550 $34,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of Ramapo College of New Jersey's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,572
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,372
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $6,245
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 37% $9,129
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,180
Private Loans 15% $16,985


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,515
$30,001 to $48,000$15,480
$48,001 to $75,000$22,453
$75,001 to $110,000$26,557
Over $110,000$26,561

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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