Ramapo College of NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public liberal arts and professional studies institution of the New Jersey system of higher education, located in Mahwah, New Jersey near the Ramapo Mountains.
In the late 19th century, the Ramapo Valley was developed for large estates by many wealthy families. The Theodore Havemeyer family arrived in the 1870s. Havemeyer, a founder of the American Sugar Company, purchased and renovated a home on Route 202 across from what is now the college and developed his one thousand plus acres into a farm. In 1889 he had a mansion built on the property for one of his daughters. The mansion and about 700 acres were later purchased by Stephen Birch, president of the Kennecott Copper Company.In 1968, the Department of Higher Education authorized establishing a new state college in Bergen County, due to its increasing population and suburbanization. The criteria for the new college's location were sufficient land for the construction of current needs and future expansion, and close to at least one major highway. The location of existing public and private institutions in the state were also taken into consideration.The college was planned to serve economically deprived students from urban and rural areas, as well as the full range of middle-class families.
Ramapo College is New Jerseyï¿½s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
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