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Tuition

$13,518

$21,058

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,225
Declined + 2,734
Total Received 6,959
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Sociology/Anthropology
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

William Paterson, founded in 1855, is a public, multipurpose university.Its 370-acre campus is located in Wayne, NJ 20 miles west of New York City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,304
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2518
ACT 2584

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Wayne, NJ

370-acre campus in Wayne (population: 54,069), 21 miles from Newark. Major airport and train serve Newark; bus serves Paterson (two miles). Public transportation serves campus.

William Paterson University of New Jersey
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 1% of male students
 
9 sororities 2% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
600-699
10%
500-599
47%
400-499
40%
300-399
3%
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,225
Declined + 2,734
Total Received 6,959

Admissions Contact

Rohan Howell
Director of Admissions
P: 973 720-2125
F: 973 720-2910
admissions@wpunj.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,524,611
State $12,185,425
Institutional $585,082
Other external
Total $31,295,118

Non-need-based

Federal $117,841
State $178,389
Institutional $8,362,610
Other external $595,664
Total $9,254,504

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
field hockey
football
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New Jersey Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Pioneers
School colors
orange and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African World Studies
Anthropology
Applied Sociology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education
Biology
Biology/Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Communication Disorders
Community Health/School Health Education
Computer Science
Creative/Professional Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Learning
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sport Studies
Fine Arts
Geography
History
Integrated Mathematics/Science
Jazz Studies
Latin American Studies
Learning Technology
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Literacy
Mathematics
Mathematics Endorsement Program
Middle/High School Mathematics
Music
Music Management
Music Performance
Musical Studies
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Professional Communications
Professional Counseling
Professional Sales
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy/International Affairs
Reading
School Library Media
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education/Advanced Studies
Special Education/Learning Disabilities
Special Education/Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Studio Art
Teaching Children Mathematics
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

96%

9,915
students

Female
55%
5,406

Male
45%
4,509

Graduate

4%

389
students

Female
78%
303

Male
22%
86

undergraduateFull-time

83%

8,316
students

Female
55%
4,513

Male
45%
3,803

undergraduatePart-time

17%

1,599
students

Female
56%
893

Male
44%
706

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

88%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented China
India
Kenya
Poland
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Cinzia Richardson
Director, Office of International Students
973 720-2976
richardsonc@wpunj.edu

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