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William Paterson University of New Jersey
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  • 4 Year
  • WAYNE, NJ

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

300 POMPTON RD
WAYNE, NJ 07470
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
From William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University empowers students to transform their will to succeed into academic achievement, career advancement, and community impact. Through innovative programming, we ensure students have the skills and community support for a transformative college experience.

A leading public university comprised of a diverse community of nearly 10,000 students, William Paterson offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its four academic colleges: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Cotsakos College of Business; Education; and Science and Health.

Its 407-acre wooded campus is located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey, just 20 miles from New York City, adjacent to 1,200 acres of wetlands and woodlands, and only three miles from the historic Paterson Great Falls.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,096 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,938 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 58 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 57 responses

Majors

Will. Power. 101

Will. Power. 101: is the only program of its kind in New Jersey, offering structured support services that guide new students as they build the skills to balance their University coursework with other activities and responsibilities. Peer Leaders connect with students to offer advice and utilize their own knowledge to help students get involved and maximize their William Paterson experience.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,165 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,440
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Ambitous
    41%
  • Determined
    22%
  • Extroverted
    19%
  • Druggie
    13%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 74 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Diverse
    57%
  • Family, Resourceful, High Education
    16%
  • Pride and Dedication
    14%
  • Multi-ethnic chicken noodle soup with opinions
    7%
  • Garbage
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Unnecessarily difficult when help is needed
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 47 responses

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