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Tuition & Fees

$12,244

$19,920

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,188
Declined + 2,450
Total Received 9,638
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. Biology
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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,048
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)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  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
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
9%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 2% of male students
 
10 sororities 3% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
52%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
42%
400-499
46%
300-399
3%
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,188
Declined + 2,450
Total Received 9,638

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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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 $20,000,000
State $12,500,500
Institutional $650,000
Other external $0
Total $33,150,500

Non-need-based

Federal $205,000
State $75,000
Institutional $8,400,000
Other external $500,000
Total $9,180,000

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
field hockey
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

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

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

87%

9,619
students

Female
55%
5,289

Male
45%
4,330

Graduate

13%

1,429
students

Female
75%
1,068

Male
25%
361

undergraduateFull-time

81%

7,883
students

Female
56%
4,343

Male
44%
3,540

undergraduatePart-time

19%

1,736
students

Female
55%
946

Male
45%
790

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required 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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

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
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • 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 43
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
South Korea
The Philippines
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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