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Mahwah, New Jersey

Ramapo College of New Jersey Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Ramapo College of New Jersey

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.4%
Admission Difficulty for Ramapo College of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Ramapo College of New Jersey and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,840 out of 6,695 applicants were admitted making Ramapo College of New Jersey a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Ramapo College of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% 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
1130-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1220

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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ramapo College of New Jersey admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >69%
1215 to 1300 Avg + 57%-69%
1130 to 1215 Avg - 44%-57%
1045 to 1130 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1045 Low <31%
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Ramapo College of New Jersey ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ramapo College of New Jersey
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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 #7 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 27 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 >71%
23 to 26 Avg + 57%-71%
21 to 23 Avg - 46%-57%
19 to 21 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 19 Low <36%
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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 57% 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 4,048 2,647 6,695
Accepted 2,227 1,613 3,840
Acceptance Rate 55% 61% 57%
Enrolled 517 402 919
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
75

Applicants have 75 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Ramapo College of New Jersey before the Mar 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19

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

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Ramapo College of New Jersey. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% 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 1130 and 1300. 87% 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. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.