Tuition & Fees

$13,060

$21,260

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,330
Declined + 603
Total Received 7,933
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Public

8,832

undergraduate students

1,413

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. Criminology
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Codes

SAT 2518
ACT 2584

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,245
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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Wayne, NJ

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.

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
45%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 3% of male students
 
12 sororities 3% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
13%
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

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,330
Declined + 603
Total Received 7,933

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

Reginald Ross
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 973 720-2125
F: 973 720-2910
admissions@wpunj.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Michael Corso
Director of Financial Aid
corsom1@wpunj.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
field hockey
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
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, Floor Hockey, Ice Hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Sabrina Grant (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bear
School colors
orange and black

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
Communications
Computer Science
Creative/Professional Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/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
Geography
Global Business
Higher Education Administration
History
Jazz Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin American/Latino 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
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. Criminology

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

10,245

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

8,832
students

Female
54%
4,811

Male
46%
4,021

14%

1,413
students

Female
74%
1,047

Male
26%
366

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

7,282
students

Female
55%
3,950

Male
45%
3,332

18%

1,550
students

Female
56%
861

Male
44%
689

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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 Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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 insurance
  • 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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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

International Student Contact

Cinzia Richardson
Director, Office of International Students
973 720-2976
richardsonc@wpunj.edu

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