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The Ramapo College of New Jersey

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Ramapo is a school that looks and soundsQuite BrightComputer Science
Ramapo is a school that looks and sounds good, but the experience you receive is quite the opposite. The staff are not helpful and make you go though unnecessary steps in order to provide basic assistance. The school has killed all social life, and the campus is a dead town on weekends. Classes fill up within the first few days and the new class schedules makes it almost impossible to work while attending this school. If you attend Ramapo, be sure to account another $500 per semester, due to the "fines" you'll definitely receive. Many students feel as if the school is out to get them, and the fines add up. Everyone hates public safety on campus, as they cause more harm to students then actually provide safety. Do yourself a favor and pick one of the many other state schools in New Jersey other then this one and save yourself the headache and frustration 9 out of 10 students experience here at Ramapo College.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2019
Surrounding City: B-, Education Quality: F
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Ramapo is the worstBrightComputer Science
Ramapo is the worst shit heap I've ever set foot on. You can smell the suck all over. Faculty sucks and is not helpful at all, no social life, campus looks ugly as fuck, surrounding area is garbage. Overall 1/10. If I could transfer right now and never come back, I would. Fuck this shitty place.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Useful Schoolwork: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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RCNJ is what you make of it.Quite BrightCommunications
RCNJ is what you make of it. When I attended the school, I knew people who loved it, people who absolutely despised it, and everything in-between. The academics are fine, some majors are definitely better than others. I liked the small class sizes - no 400-person lecture halls here. Professors are a mixed bag, though I did have some great classes.

The social life is awful. Some students are nice, but others are arrogant and snooty (though that's probably true for a lot of schools) and the school is very clique-ish. That said, I did make a few lifelong friends in the end. Lots of kids go home on the weekends, and there isn't much to do in Mahwah, NJ. At least NYC (where I live now) is only 25 miles away.

On the upside, the campus is beautiful and the dorms are great, just as nice as you've heard.I think Ramapo is good and bad - even down to the offices, some (i.e. The Women's Center) are outstanding and some are a joke. I don't regret going here, but I do sometimes wonder "What if?" Prospective students, weigh all of your options carefully and decide for yourself.

4th Year Female -- Class 2006
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: D
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