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Ramapo College of New Jersey Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Ramapo College of New Jersey

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
67%
Admission Difficulty for Ramapo College of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Ramapo College of New Jersey and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ramapo College of New Jersey is 67%.  It ranks #5 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Ramapo College of New Jersey is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 5,334 out of 7,980 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1040/1220 ACT 21/27). Ramapo College of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.46. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Ramapo College of New Jersey application fee is $65 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Ramapo College of New Jersey is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Ramapo College of New Jersey SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
91%
SAT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. Ramapo College of New Jersey ranks #9 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >79%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 67%-79%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 52%-67%
950 to 1040 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 950 Low <36%
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Ramapo College of New Jersey ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
19%
ACT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ramapo College of New Jersey.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >79%
24 to 27 Avg + 67%-79%
21 to 24 Avg - 52%-67%
18 to 21 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 18 Low <36%
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Ramapo College of New Jersey GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.46
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Ramapo College of New Jersey?

Applicants require 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 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 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 67% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Ramapo College of New Jersey students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 13.89% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.22% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.39% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.77% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.91% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.57% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.25% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

85.7% of Ramapo College of New Jersey freshman were in the top half 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 7.1%
Top 25% of class 42.9%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,963 3,017 7,980
Accepted 3,248 2,086 5,334
Acceptance Rate 65% 69% 67%
Enrolled 583 414 997
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
83

Applicants have 83 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ramapo College of New Jersey is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ramapo College of New Jersey and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ramapo College of New Jersey Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Ramapo College of New Jersey prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Ramapo College of New Jersey?

67% 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.

What SAT score is required for Ramapo College of New Jersey?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ramapo College of New Jersey?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.