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
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.
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.