Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB
NCAA Division III (with football)
New Jersey Athletic Conference
William Paterson University of New Jersey Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies177 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems115 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities107 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science80 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
William Paterson University of New Jersey Reviews
I love William Paterson University of New Jersey because of the different ethnic and diversity groups all around campus that you'll never feel like you don't belong or don't fit in. Especially if you stay on campus you're going to love the different events you can attend to meet new people and learn about different cultures at the rep your flag party hosted by the student government which so fun and you're going to eat well. There are many events that are hosted either during common hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays or randoms that's why it's truly important to read your emails for the announcements to check out what's going on or happening on campus throughout the week and weekend. Even though, it counts for being a Division 3 school the sports are pretty good, such as the basketball team and volleyball the list can honestly go on and on. Through it, all your experience at William Paterson University is where you want to be. So if your thinking about applying just do it.
Its pretty great! With the COVID-19, the school has failed tremendously. Hopefully the school will be able to help the students financially and give us a lot of opportunities and benefits for our education.
I have been a student at William Paterson for a semester now and so far my experience there has been average or above average. The school is informative about opportunities available on campus - from social activities to on-campus jobs. The professors, until now, are enjoyable but goal-oriented. However, the cleanliness on campus is not the best. Geese roam around the school and relieve themselves whenever and wherever, which I understand is hard to control, but it should at least be removed or picked up from the pavements. Some of the residential buildings on campus are unclean, old, and not well maintained. Finally, the food at the dining hall is usually uncooked, raw, bland, and repetitive.