Aside from commuters whose families live in the surrounding area, there is little to no off-campus housing available to students. Mahwah is an upper-class area and property tends to be expensive; finding housing that is on a student's budget is next to impossible.
Students that elect to live off campus would do well looking in areas farther from Mahwah and braving a longer commute. Ramapo College does not have any official off-campus housing available at special or discounted prices; housing is guaranteed on campus for all four years for students in good academic and disciplinary standing. Students would be advised to live on campus, as it is the best deal in the area.