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| Ramapo, like all things, is what you make of it. It is in a beautiful location along the Ramapo Fault line and just minutes away from the Ramapo Reservation. The campus itself is scenic as well. Despite this, it is not very remote - only 15 minutes from one of the nation's largest commercial districts: Paramus. |
Sadly, it's not a big party school, and, as is the consensus, nearly everyone goes home on the weekends. Security can be really anal and they are quick to call the Mahwah police, so discretion is advised. In general, The Village apartments, which are alcohol-allowed for seniors, are less frequently visited by security and decent parties are possible. When I lived there, we were friendly with everyone in our building so it wasn't unusual for a party of 25-30 people with music, beer pong, other excessive drinking and general rowdiness.
As far as academics go, from my perspective anyway, it's a mixed bag. I started off as a liberal arts major and found it to be a whole bunch of bullshit. But I transferred from Rowan and it was no different there. I switched my major quickly to Environmental Science, which is much more gratifying and relevant. Ramapo is in a wonderful location for this major as their are a ton of local sites to study the geology and ecology of the region. Unfortunately for science majors, the Anisfield family recently made a large donation to the college to further the Business School, which was created as an extension to the science wing instead of expanding the latter. The building is really nice but I have no idea how the academics are since I am completely uninterested in the field. Though often business/economic majors seems to be a fallback for people who lack any particular passion, much like the communication programs.
|Dec 08 2008|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2010 |