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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference

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
93%
    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

    Cost

    Net Price
    $14,992/ 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
    $8,837/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    90%

    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
    49%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
    61%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

    Majors

    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
      26%
    • On Campus
      70%
    • Online
      4%

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    7,270Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    1,465
    Undergrads Over 25
    12%
    Pell Grant
    57%
    Varsity Athletes
    4%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 31 responses
    • Ambitous
      42%
    • Determined
      23%
    • Extroverted
      19%
    • Druggie
      13%
    • Outgoing
      3%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    59%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
    Poll
    47%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 43 responses
    • Diverse
      56%
    • 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%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $46,600/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      52%
      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

      William Paterson University of New Jersey Reviews

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      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.
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      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.