Founded 1969, Mahwah
201-684-7300 or 800-972-6276
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top in the Best Regional Public Universities North category, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,200 students, and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, including nursing and social work. Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. Ramapo offers nine graduate programs as well as articulated degree programs with the School of Health Related Professions at Rutgers University and also with New York Chiropractic College.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools within more than 750 course offerings and 40 academic programs.
The college’s mission is focused on four essential “pillars” of education: international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. As a member of the New Jersey State Consortium for International Studies (NJCIS), its international mission includes a wide range of study abroad and student exchange links with institutions all over the world. Additional experiential programs include internships, co-op, and service learning.
Dr. Peter Mercer became the president’s fourth president in July 2005. Ramapo College, like all the state colleges and universities in New Jersey, is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor. George C. Ruotolo, Jr. is chair of the board.