William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

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Tuition & Fees

$13,370

$21,768

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,554
Declined 786
Total Received 9,340
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Public

8,605

undergraduate students

1,500

graduate students

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370-acre campus in Wayne (population: 55,072), 21 miles from Newark. Major airport and train serve Newark; bus serves Paterson (two miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Newark Liberty International

William Paterson University of New Jersey
300 Pompton Road
Wayne
07470

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)
  • Students for Awareness Black Leadership and Equality (SABLE)
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • The B.A.B.Y. Dolls (Community Service org.)
  • Pioneer Players (drama)

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • Music Fest
  • Greek Welcome Back BBQ
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline June 1

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,554
Declined 786
Total Received 9,340

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball

Club Sports Men

Bowling, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Equestrian sports

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

10,105

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

8,605
students

Female
56%
4,788

Male
44%
3,795

15%

1,500
students

Female
74%
1,115

Male
26%
384

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

7,164
students

Female
57%
4,017

Male
43%
3,147

17%

1,419
students

Female
55%
771

Male
45%
648

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 34%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

807

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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