Ramapo College Housing and Nearby Apartments


Ramapo College offers undergraduates on-campus housing, and about 50% of students move into one of the Mahwah campus's eight residence halls each fall. Most incoming freshman live in either Mackin or Pine Hall, with upper-class students vying for apartment-style living in the College Park complex and the Village, and all of Ramapo on-campus housing options feature such amenities as high-speed internet access, air conditioning, premium cable TV, and free laundry machines. And although about three quarters of all Ramapo students who live in one of the on-campus residences own their own cars, the college has free shuttle service to the local businesses of downtown Mahwah, several area malls, and New Jersey Transit's Mahwah station, where you can get a train to (among many other locations) New York City's Penn Station, a trip that last about an hour and ten minutes. Even though living on campus has become an increasingly popular option--for the obvious reason of convenience, but also due to the varied social scene here, and simply because many students do better at college when they are fully integrated into the community--there are still thousands of Ramapo students needing off-campus housing every year. While Ramapo Student Services will offer support in any way that they can in your search, the college does not arrange off-campus housing. Two other important considerations: there is no public transportation to the school, so all Ramapo students and faculty in off-campus housing pretty much need to have their own car; and while Ramapo's location in suburban Bergen County makes for a bucolic setting, rental apartments in the immediate vicinity are somewhat scarce. Mahwah is the largest municipality in Bergen County, and there are housing opportunities here, especially of the garden apartment variety. Nearby Hackansack has even more rental apartment options, and is the county's most populous neighborhood. Either way, though, Bergen County doesn't have a lot of what might be considered typical student housing--this is one of the priciest counties in America and, as such, is dominated by (often quite lavish) single-family homes--but if you can find a place you can afford, this area is a exceedingly pleasant place in which to live.

About Ramapo College

For nearly 40 years now, Ramapo College has been welcoming undergraduate and graduate students to its pretty, 300-acre suburban campus in Mahwah, New Jersey. Founded in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey is located on the former Stephen Birch estate (which was the former Theodore Havemeyer estate... in fact, all of Ramapo Valley was developed in the late 19th century specifically for wealthy families to build mansions on huge tracts of land), and the views from campus of the Ramapo mountains is a lovely one indeed. Ramapo is a public liberal arts college and professional studies institution, with some 40 programs in five schools for undergraduates--business administration, psychology, and speech communication are popular majors--and, for graduates, masters degrees in the likes of nursing, sustainable studies, educational leadership, and educational technology. Approximately 5,600 undergraduates attend Ramapo College of New Jersey every year. Scroll down to see apartments near Ramapo College.