738 reviews
  1. Wayne, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
William Paterson University of New Jersey is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Scores Range
890-1070
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for William Paterson University of New Jersey

Cost

Net Price
$13,191/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,657/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,726/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,698/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,631/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,773/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,883Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Ambitous
    44%
  • Extroverted
    22%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Druggie
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    55%
  • Family, Resourceful, High Education
    16%
  • Pride and Dedication
    16%
  • Multi-ethnic chicken noodle soup with opinions
    8%
  • Garbage
    3%
  • Unnecessarily difficult when help is needed
    3%

After William Paterson University of New Jersey

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses

William Paterson University of New Jersey Reviews

738 reviews
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As a freshman so far my first year is coming to an end and I'm definitely considering staying here to complete my undergrad. You meet so many people, including ones that can become the beginning of life long friendships. Professors almost always put a lot of effort to educate their students, but occasionally you might have some bad luck with an unenthusiastic professor but that's everywhere just plan and look at reviews for your future professors. As resident as well you have a good amount of food options you can use your pioneer express for outside and inside campus for food including places that do delivery around campus. Overall it's what you make the school and take advantage of the opportunities on campus.
I truly enjoyed all of the opportunities that were available to me. Whether it be study opportunities, discounted tickets to events, free apparel, internships, etc. There was always something that the school was offering, and that felt very good!
William Paterson is a good school overall, it can be better but I cant complain. They do have a different amount of activities and tutoring opportunities which is really usefull and it's free which is great, well actually it's paid for in tuition counted at "miscellaneous". Something I'm not fond about Willy p is the food choices they are horrible and it gets sickening after a while and there's nothing to healthy to eat, also the dorming is really bad unless you live in a high mountain building. If attending the school is going to cost that amount of money then those things should be changed.