B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  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
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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

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
890-1080
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,530/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,759/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,706/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,645/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,551/ 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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,721Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Ambitous
    44%
  • Extroverted
    22%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Druggie
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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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.
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William Paterson University is perhaps the best decision I have ever made. The professors here truly want to see you succeed. They prove this by offering extra help outside of class times, making themselves available at night and even on weekends, and giving second chances of some assignments. They truly believe that education and learning means making mistakes, giving unmeasurable effort, and utilizing the resources around you. The campus itself is like the cherry on top. It is both beautiful and historic, creating an atmosphere conducive of learning and social interaction. The resources available to students are in abundance, and include program such as free tutoring, EOF, work-study, and a disabilities and military veterans’ office. The only downside I can truly say William Paterson University has, is its hills. The campus was essentially built on a mountain, which means depending on your major you may be climbing a hill with a 45-degree slop or higher every day to get to class.
Becoming a Pioneer student was one of the best decisions of my life. I love the atmosphere, and I am excelling in my academics due to all the available resources on campus. The people here are kind and helpful. Also, my residence hall is not as obnoxiously noisy as college movies made me think it would be. The best part about WillieP is the campus itself. Anyone can relax easily on this campus because the setting is lovely and evidently safe. It is very pretty. The food is my only concern. For instance, the dining hall hours are unrealistic for a college student's schedule. My friends and I always complain that the dining hall is not open late at night and that certain places to eat on campus are not open before our 8 AM classes. Overall, I am still happy with my college selection, and I cannot wait to see what the rest of my four years will be like.