William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

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Tuition & Fees

$13,770

$22,336

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

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

10,049

undergraduate students

1,971

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

William Paterson University, 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.

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

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
44%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not 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-prepatory 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

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,638
Room $7,906
Board $5,800
Additional fees $132
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $29,076
Average Financial Aid - $7,013
Total with Avg. Aid $22,063
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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
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

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.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anthropology, General.
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.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Information Technology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Chemistry.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music, General.
Organizational Communication, General.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Selling Skills and Sales Operations.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminology
  3. Communication

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

84%

10,049
students

Female
56%
5,612

Male
44%
4,437

16%

1,971
students

Female
74%
1,458

Male
26%
513

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

61%

6,108
students

Female
55%
3,349

Male
45%
2,759

39%

3,941
students

Female
57%
2,263

Male
43%
1,678

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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

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

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 Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

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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