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Ramapo College of New Jersey Admission Requirements

Mahwah, New Jersey

Chances of getting into Ramapo College of New Jersey

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.9%
Admission Difficulty for Ramapo College of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Ramapo College of New Jersey and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,368 out of 6,945 applicants were admitted making Ramapo College of New Jersey a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Ramapo College of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ramapo College of New Jersey?

Ramapo College of New Jersey typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >74%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 63%-74%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 50%-63%
955 to 1050 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 955 Low <37%
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Ramapo College of New Jersey ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ramapo College of New Jersey?

Admission data indicates that Ramapo College of New Jersey regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >76%
23 to 26 Avg + 63%-76%
21 to 23 Avg - 53%-63%
19 to 21 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 19 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Ramapo College of New Jersey. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ramapo College of New Jersey was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ramapo College of New Jersey accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ramapo College of New Jersey students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of Ramapo College of New Jersey freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ramapo College of New Jersey students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,189 2,756 6,945
Accepted 2,554 1,814 4,368
Acceptance Rate 61% 66% 63%
Enrolled 549 397 946
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ramapo College of New Jersey and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ramapo College of New Jersey Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ramapo College of New Jersey
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186201 IPEDS survey data for Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Frequently Asked Questions

91% of students submit their SAT scores to Ramapo College of New Jersey. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Ramapo College of New Jersey. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1240. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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