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Tuition & Fees

$13,844

$21,520

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,068
Declined + 2,792
Total Received 8,860
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. English
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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 11,411
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
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
8%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
49%
400-499
38%
300-399
2%
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,068
Declined + 2,792
Total Received 8,860

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
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 $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
softball
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 Health
Applied Sociology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education
Biology
Biology/Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
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
Learning Technology
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Literacy
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Endorsement Program
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

88%

10,024
students

Female
54%
5,462

Male
46%
4,562

Graduate

12%

1,387
students

Female
75%
1,045

Male
25%
342

undergraduateFull-time

82%

8,269
students

Female
55%
4,506

Male
45%
3,763

undergraduatePart-time

18%

1,755
students

Female
55%
956

Male
45%
799

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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 45
Countries most often represented China
Kenya
Peru
Poland
South Korea
The Phillipines
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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