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| When considering my academic future I wanted to make sure that the colelge i attended was very open to their students. I also wanted to know that the Proffessors didnt look at students as numbers but as names. I can happily say that I am on a first name basis with every professor i have had in my 2.5 years in attendance. The professor genuinely care about the students. But professors and students do not an institution make. One must also consider the administrative staff of the campus. Not only does our president live on campus but so do a number of other administrators. They live here not because they have to but because they love the campus and want to be near the student body. Beside their living on campus, admin., like professors refuse to know students by a number. They want to know students by their names often they actually want to know more than just a name but also how the student is feeling on that particular day. It is not unusual to hear an administrator ask a student in the hall how everything is going and if there is anything (s)he can do to make the day better. |
|Jan 30 2004|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2005 |
| I can honestly start by saying that the only reason I attend Ramapo is because 1) I met some really great friends first semester and 2) scholarship and cheap costs... the rest is pretty much bad. I mean, I know 10 students who already transferred after first semester. The faculty is just average, and the science program here is very lacking. The only good majors here are psychology and business. They are HUGE on these two majors; rest of the majors are just average. You will get some great professors here, but the rest of the professors are just horrible. The dorms are huge, so if you like to have space, this is for you. But remember, this school is definitely a "suitcase school". 80% of students go home on weekends. And also, this school is really strict, so if you like to have party fun, this school is not for you. If you decide to come to this school, check out other possible schools first, and visit the school. |
|Jan 29 2004|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2007 |
| If you are reading this and have already selected Ramapo College out of a list of other, more interesting schools, then you might be a bit disappointed. However, if you are attending community college or still in high school, there is still hope afterall.|
Ramapo College can be the best of schools or worst of schools, depending on your social category. Anyone who wants a campus a step above high school should look elsewhere. The students here embrace their high school experience so much, they pack up a suitcase and rush home on weekends. Thus, RCNJ is a "suitcase college." Weekends are boring and any attempts at throwing parties are discouraged by judicial affairs. This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a party school. Drinking policies are strict, and the people running the school would probably prefer if the campus was dry all together.
Attending college is supposed to be a time to meet new people from various cultures and countries. Not here. People tend to find comfort in dealing with those that are like themselves here. Self segregation is simply a fact of life at RCNJ. I am skeptical about the diversity claim that is made about this school. If you are a minority, beware. Chances are, you will find yourself dealing with the same few people, unless you go outside the box and try to meet others.
If any single guys are reading this, listen closely.....there are no single girls here. They all have boyfriends who they plan on marrying back home, so don't even bother approaching them. What you heard is true. We have some of the best looking girls in the state. But do not expect to get with any of them. However, single ladies, Ramapo is the school for you. You will have your pick of desperate, single guys who will give you the world.
Ramapo College does have some very good instructors. I am a COMM major and the teachers are top notch. Yes, we get swamped with work, but if you are studying something you like, then it is at least tolerable. But for classes not related to one's major, the extra work can be a nuisance. And guess what? For the first two years Gen eds will comprise 80-90 percent of your schedule. So sharpen those number two pencils, folks.
I remember what was said in the video promoting the college, "Ramapo College is not for everyone." To decide whether this is the place for you, ask friends and check sites like this to see what your peers have to say.One great thing about RCNJ is the student exchange program. Just when you are super bored and t'ed off, you have the chance to attend a different school. Just remember to be wary of choosing a school that is like this, unless that is what you want.
|Dec 24 2003|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2005 |