Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey


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Raymond
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

All i can say is go with your instinct. Only you, the student know what college is right for you. Do not worry about what t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

All i can say is go with your instinct. Only you, the student know what college is right for you. Do not worry about what the academic prestige of the college. You can go to a small unknown college, and if you truly want to succeed in life, you can do so in any academic facility. Also, you must realize that college is not just about academics; like it or not, it is your home for 10 months of the year for 4 years. You need to not only enjoy on campus life, but off campus as well. Does the college have a surounding environment that you can enjoy on the weekends and when you are finished with your studies? Also, you will not only grow knowledge wise, but you will grow as a person. You will discover yourself and your own political, moral, and sexual views about yourself in college. So if you go to a college, look at the people walking around campus and ask yourself. "Are these people most like myself? Can i truly feel comfortable enough to grow as a whole here and not be judged? " If the answer is "yes", then you found your college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school are the Academic Advisor. They do not help you unless you twist their arms and repeatedly e-mail them and show up at their offices with concerns for your academic future. They do not seem to care about helping you unless it is absolutely 100% necessary.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Again, the most frustrating thing about this school is trying to get an appointment with your Academic Advisor.

Alana
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ramapo College is such a wonderful school. It gives you the opportunity to express yourself, as well as learn everything you ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ramapo College is such a wonderful school. It gives you the opportunity to express yourself, as well as learn everything you need to know.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice that I can give is to do research. Not only attend open houses, but talk with the students. Ask them questions about the things that are important to both the parents and the student. Make sure that you don't hear just rehearsed answers. Listen to the students already attending the school. Ask them not only about the academics, but how the social life on campus is, what the dorm rooms are really like, the clubs, activities, and sports, and anything else that could be considered important. You want to know everything when going to a college, and the best way to do that is talking to the students. Also try and meet with some of the professors that would be teaching in your chosen major. Going into the major with a clear understanding of what work is involved will help aid in the decision of what major to participate in, as well as familiarizing yourself with the staff at the school. In short, the best advice I can give: ask questions, never stop asking questions.

Katie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When you start looking for schools, it's probably best to start by deciding exactly what you want from a school: size, locati...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When you start looking for schools, it's probably best to start by deciding exactly what you want from a school: size, location, courses offered, on-campus housing (if needed), cost, and scholarships available are some important things to consider. Try to decide if you want to stay close to home or go somewhere out-of-state. If you will be eating the food on campus, you might want to try it before committing to it-some college cafeteria food can be pretty bad, and you don't want to be living off of cereal or mac and cheese for four years if you won't be able to cook in your dorm room. Consider things like: would you feel more comfortable in a city environment or rural? in a class with 300 students or 30? Once you get started at any school, one of the most important things to remember to get the most out of the college experience is to get involved. Joining even one extra-curricular activity will help to meet people with similar interests, make new friends, and get more involved in the social life on campus.

What's unique about your campus?

The small classes make it possible to students to build personal relationships with professors, which isn't possible at larger schools with big lecture classes. We are often able to get extra help from our professors, not just from student tutors.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The scenery around Ramapo is beautiful. The school is in the middle of the mountains, away from the city, yet everything we could possibly need (grocery stores, restaurants, banks, hospitals, etc.) is only a couple miles away.

Brian
Describe the students at your school.

doesn't really want any thing to do with you.

Describe the students at your school.

doesn't really want any thing to do with you.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only thing that college is is a peice of paper you get after four years of non-sence . But you need that peice of paper so you have to deal with the non-sence, very expensive non-sence.

What kind of person should attend this school?

its not really a school for someone who wants to go to college and live the college life you should just go to this school to get an education and then leave and go on to the real world.

Lauren
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents should encourage their child to attend a school where they will initially feel comfortable. This will enable the stud...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents should encourage their child to attend a school where they will initially feel comfortable. This will enable the student to grow mentally, spiritually, and academically. I would tell students to challenge themselves; Students need to think outside of the box. A student should be encouraged to learn something new about themself and the people they are interacting with. It is also necessary to leave one's comfort zone in order to learn about different religions, nationalities, and ethnicities. Learning about others opens one's eyes to new ways of thinking. A student will then be able to ask themself, "What do I really believe?...Are these stereotypes true?...What kind of people do I want to hang around with?" Getting involved with organizations that support diversity will aid one in becoming more worldy and loving of differences. College is the perfect opportunity to learn how to interact with diverse peoples.

What's unique about your campus?

Ramapo College of New Jersey has plenty of activities that tend to the needs of our "somewhat" diverse population. There are relgious organizations (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Catholics at Ramapo United, etc), Philosophy Club, Varsity/intermural sports, fraternities/sororities, student government association, resident assistant jobs, specific major organizations (Nursing Club, Biology Club, etc), Brothers Making a Difference, Ebony Women. While all of these organizations attract different types of people, our college is able to work together and form many activities for the numerous clubs on campus. It is really satisfying to see that Ramapo has a common goal; Building a community.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If an applicant is not interested in the outdoors then there may be an issue. Many activities occur on our sports fields and barbaque areas. I would recommend that a student who is majoring in business/communications should not attend this school. Although Ramapo College has just built the Ainsfield School of Business, many graduates have a tough time finding a job in the right location and amount of pay desired. Ramapo is not very ethnically diverse, which may make some students feel awkward/ out of place.

Michael
Describe the students at your school.

All of my classmates at Ramapo College of New Jersey have been extremely friendly and helpful. Especially in classes where w...

Describe the students at your school.

All of my classmates at Ramapo College of New Jersey have been extremely friendly and helpful. Especially in classes where we all share the same major, every student wants to see his/her friends and peers succeed. Almost everyone is willing to help you if you're having trouble and can lend a hand when you're in need.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a smaller school, but that doesn't mean there's less to see, do, or learn. There are so many activities, shows, and concerts to attend that there's never a dull moment and the on-campus groups such as your class's Student Government organize even more great events. Additionally, because the classes at Ramapo are so small each student can receive personal attention when necessary to make sure we all succeed to the best of our abilities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You need to find the college that suits your personality. I know it's tempting to go to that big shot school just because of its reputation, but in reality if that school doesn't offer what you're looking for or is an area you don't like chances are you're not going to have a good time which is almost as important as the education you'll be receiving. The Ramapo College of New Jersey was just right for me because it's close to home, it has a beautiful campus that promotes a ton of events and activites, and it provides a top-notch education at a reasonable price. The small classes at Ramapo have helped me, a shy person by nature, become more outgoing and less timid. As a person I have truly benefited attending a college that was just right for me rather than trying to fit in at one that was not. And that is the most important thing of all.

Jaleesa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are searching for a college, the most important thing is how you feel. If you feel the learning techniques are what yo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are searching for a college, the most important thing is how you feel. If you feel the learning techniques are what you require and you feel it will make you succeed, then go for it. If its not a serious college, go to the next. When I say serious I mean if its just college students drinking all the time and professors not caring if you pass or fail. When I first went to Ramapo College of New Jersey my Freshman year, I was a little skeptical becausee I never been away from home and Im living with a stranger but after a while you will get used to it and it will make you a strong person. Just stay focused and stay inspired. I know parties and other things in your social life may try and interfer but if you want to be successful then put school first and then worry about your social life. You have to be on that path to graduating and recieving that degree. Sometimes the studying and work can be overwelming but it will all work out and the end. It will get better. Just stay focused on your dream.

What's unique about your campus?

At my college, The best thing has to be interacting with different social groups. Its nice to meet different cultures and others of different ethnice backgrounds instead of sticking to your own culture. Its a great learning experience. So far, I have met many people who have different backgrounds and I am friends with them and room with them.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The Most frusturating thing has to be staying up till about 4 or 5 am typing papers and/or studying for a next day test/exam. Its alot of work but in the end its worth it. Just get it over with and keep in going.

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