Ramsey, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one school in Ramsey, NJ, there are 64 schools located within a 25-mile radius. Learn about the top schools in several categories, including largest student populations and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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The average student looking for a traditional college education has many options to choose from in and around Ramsey, New Jersey. Here, we look at colleges and universities in the Ramsey area that offer a variety of programs, comparing them based on information taken from the National Center for Education Research (NCES).

Closest Schools to Ramsey, New Jersey

Ramsey is found within the greater New York Metropolitan Area, so it lies within a close proximity to a large number of colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions. If you are currently living in Ramsey and would like a shorter commute to your potential school, these five institutions have the closest campuses among the traditional schools in the area:

  • Eastwick College - Ramsey (Ramsey)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (1.4 miles)
  • Bergen Community College (8.7 miles)
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (9.4 miles)
  • Passaic County Community College (9.9 miles)

Largest Schools near Ramsey, New Jersey

Urban areas are often home to larger universities, and the area around Ramsey is no exception. Students interested in pursuing studies on larger campuses can look into these five schools, each with student populations over 10,000:

  • Montclair State University (20,465 students)
  • Bergen Community College (14,585 students)
  • Rutgers University - Newark (11,720 students)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (11,325 students)
  • Essex County College (10,954 students)

Lowest Net Price

By subtracting the average amount of financial aid given to a school's full-time undergrads from the total cost of attending that school, the NCES calculates the net price for a specific school. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the five schools with the lowest net prices near Ramsey were:

  • Bergen Community College ($6,187)
  • Hudson County Community College ($6,791)
  • New Jersey City University ($7,753)
  • Passaic County Community College ($8,584)
  • Essex County College ($8,704)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES' graduation rate for a specific school describes the percentage of that school's full-time undergraduate population who finish their degree programs within 150% of the normal length of time for that program. The NCES lists these traditional schools in the Ramsey area as having the highest graduation rates in 2015:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (82% graduation rate)
  • Eastwick College - Ramsey (78% graduation rate)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (74% graduation rate)
  • Rutgers University - Newark (68% graduation rate)
  • Montclair State University (66% graduation rate)

Prospective students who would like to study in the Ramsey area can consider the size of the student body, cost, location and graduation rate when making a decision on their educational future.

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