William Patterson is an above-average public university located in Wayne Township, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,499 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the William Patterson acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 51% of students, William Patterson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
William Paterson University of New Jersey Rankings
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- 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.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies150 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems122 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities72 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science71 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.69 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
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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 that it is so close to my school. There is always something to do on campus; events, shows, game nights. Such a great college experience. Academic wise all the professors are amazing, they are very eager and care about the students education. I went to Kean University before but the environment was not for me and their financial aid wasn't very good. But at William Paterson everyone I have spoken to is very helpful and no questions go unanswered. I have a lovely adviser that helped me plan out my four year plan in college and helped me get on the right track to success. All the students are very loving as well, no is left to sit alone and they are always introduced to others. Its such an easy environment to make new friends, and new connections.
My experience at William Paterson has been awesome. I transferred from another university so it was easy for me to compare the two and William Paterson definitely out shinned the other. At William Paterson I experienced a number of clubs, organizations, and activities to be apart of. The environment itself also felt comforting and enjoyable. It is an awesome school for commuters and for residents because it provides great opportunities for both. Therefore in my opinion William Paterson University is not just a great university because of its organizations but because of the great programs and opportunities they provide as well.
William Paterson University of New Jersey is a solid school with solid teachers, although it doesn't hurt to check ratemyprofessor.com before registering for a class. William Paterson University does its best to help students through their college education through guidance counseling, workshops, and constant job opportunities sent to their students' emails. It's affordable, straight forward, and has a beautiful campus. You can really tell William Paterson University cares about its students.