William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

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Tuition & Fees

$14,342

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,386
Declined 2,016
Total Received 10,402
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Public

7,220

undergraduate students

2,150

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

William Paterson University, founded in 1855, is a public, multipurpose university. It's 407 wooded-acre campus is located in Wayne, New Jersey, 20 miles west of New York City.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,020
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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407 wooded-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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
44%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) June 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,386
Declined 2,016
Total Received 10,402

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

88%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,013

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $14,210
Room $7,906
Board $5,800
Additional fees $132
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $29,648
Average Financial Aid - $7,013
Total with Avg. Aid $22,635

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 973 720-2202
F: 973 720-3133
finaid@wpunj.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance ensemble, floor hockey, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New Jersey Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Materials Chemistry. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Selling Skills and Sales Operations. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

12,020

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

7,220
students

Female
59%
4,269

Male
41%
2,951

18%

2,150
students

Female
75%
1,622

Male
25%
528

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

5,703
students

Female
58%
3,309

Male
42%
2,394

20%

1,463
students

Female
64%
931

Male
36%
532

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
32%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

752

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented China
India
Jamaica
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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