Well, everything you read on here is basically true. Im not going to beat around the bush by repeating everything about this school (there isnt much anyway though). Frankly all of the good reviews seem to be from commuter students who have no aspect of life outside of their high school social circle. They like the college because unlike the rest of us, THEY DONT LIVE HERE! Overall the campus is small and the buildings are ugly. People act like they are straight out of middle school, and the academics are sub par.
I came to this school as a music production major (First off dont come here for music. Just dont) because I was unsure of what to do with my life after i turned down engineering at Stevens. If I dont transfer (unlikely) I will most likely switch to Journalism. Frankly your major does not even count for the first year and a half, because all you will be doing are GenEds and jokes of a class that "we" call First Year Seminar. (Basically incompetent teachers lecture sleeping students at 9:45 in the morning about nonsense).
Now onto the student body. Arrogant morons or humble "nerds." YOu will only find two types of persons on this campus. One type are the incompetent buffoons. These are the people who miss class because they are hungover from a "party" last night, or high off of their minds outside of Mackin Hall. (One thing Ramapo does make up for from its parties is the amount of marijuana on campus. Almost makes me want to stay) Then these same people, after missing 3 classes in a row, complain about how hard the midterm is when the entire course is laid out in black and white on the syllabus for them to study from. Dont worry though, Because it is Ramapo these people still excel. Then there are the "nerds", so to speak. These people, usually from the biology and nursing departments, stay put in their rooms all day, constantly studying and perfecting their work as if hardwork really payed off. These people really cut the total student population down from the already dwindling numbers of non commuters.
Walking around Ramapo you will see 5 of your "friends" that you see everywhere because they are the only people on campus, a bear, maybe a skunk or deer, and some trees. Frankly, my entire college experience feels like a old B movie scene or a cartoon. You know the type, where the characters are moving on a treadmill, and instead of filming them actually moving, its that constant repeating back drop? Yeah thats what Ramapo is. A repetition of the same faces, at the same "parties," at the same classes, over and over and over again. That is what life is like at Ramapo.
I once read a comment on a forum that claimed Ramapo as "a heaping pile of mediocrity," and the further and further I go, that comment seems all to true. If you like 24/7 study, or you want mediocrity, than this is the school for you.Overall Ramapo is simply an overqualified, glorified community college with a special zoo on each end of the campus full of sad sheeps and monkeys.