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William Paterson University of New Jersey Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,527 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 8 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

New Jersey Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,902)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $87,339)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 16 13 - -
Field Hockey - 22 - -
Football 91 - - -
Golf 7 - - -
Soccer 26 22 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming and Diving 21 18 - -
Tennis - 10 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.6%
Hispanic 17.2%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.3%
Two or more races Less than 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 54.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 6
Drug Law Violation 30
Liquor Law Violation 9
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Monae from Neptune, NJ
  • 4
  • all of the dorms are pretty decent. the rooms are organized into suites, which means you and your roomate would share a bathroom with two other people. the dorms are…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 2
  • i am a resident student, and the only complaint i have about this university is that there really is not much dorm life. it is a commuter school, and those…

  • Feb-11-2012 Read More
  • Asempa from Newark, NJ
  • 5
  • EVERYBODY is friendly and nice. Sort of a bit chatty, but people will always make you feel welcomed. The dorms aren't too big or too small - it is just…

  • Dec-04-2013 Read More
  • Jagoda from Germany
  • 4
  • since i am a commuter student i cannot say anything about it; however, some of my friends live in the dorms and they are happy with it. there is a…

  • Feb-18-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Elijah from Wayne, NJ
  • Apr-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is kind of terrible in the dining hall and students are always trying to fix it and change it for good.

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  • 2
  • Anthony from Plainsboro, NJ
  • May-08-2014 I am a past student here

    The dining hall which is ran by Sodexo is terrible. After eating a meal you will be on the toilet for a while. The food court is decent but it's so repetitive and gets boring.

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  • 3
  • Ericka from NJ
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    They don't have many choices - most of what's in the Student Center is unhealthy fast food. Wayne Hall can have good food sometimes, but not always.

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  • 3
  • anonymous
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I have never been in Wayne Dining Hall because I don't have a food plan so I can't make a comment on the food. Sometimes before class I get a bagel in the student center and that's always good. food staff aren't friendly and never helpful though.

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  • 3
  • Bahj from Trenton, NJ
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is decent. If you like a bit of a variety, you can expect to find it in the dining hall. It is set up like buffet style with options from pizza, to pasta, to seafood, to breakfast and the list continues. If you just want a quick snack, the student center has a couple of known restaurants such as Sbarro Pizza and Burger King.

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  • 3
  • Brielle from Wayne, NJ
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't live on campus so I rarely eat here. If I do, its in the food court, not the dining hall. The food court has lots of options and is usually pretty good!

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  • 4
  • Chelsea from Hamilton, NJ
  • Oct-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of options to eat on campus. All on campus dining take your meal plan and pioneer (additional money if your account each semester). The best part of having a meal plan is that there are neighboring restaurants that not only take pioneer but will also deliver!

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  • 3
  • Noah from Haledon, NJ
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The school has a large cafeteria with a wide selection of food, though if you are a commuter without a food plan then it can become expensive.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Bahj from Trenton, NJ
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life can be fun, but I would not know. I am not involved! However, the Greeks around campus seem to be hands-on as well. They are involved in the community and welcome anyone who wants to be involved.

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  • 0
  • VJ
  • Dec-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The greek life here is well respected

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  • 0
  • Chelsea from Hamilton, NJ
  • Oct-30-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in the Greek life but I hear that Greek life members participate in various activities and raise money for various causes as well as have a good time. In order to join a fraternity or sorority one must have an established GPA of at least 2.0.

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  • 0
  • Noah from Haledon, NJ
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life at William Paterson is alive but not particularly active. One will occasionally hear about an event or two sponsored by a fraternity or sorority, but by and large the Greeks are invisible.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-29-2012 I am a current student here

    Some are more education driven, you have to maintain a high GPA while others you only have to maintain the minimum.

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  • 0
  • thePRgirl
  • Sep-15-2012 I am a current student here

    Always see Greeks on campus... looks cool.

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  • 0
  • BOB
  • Jul-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is all over campus. Not many Greek activities are held on famous.

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  • 0
  • Hassanah from Newark, NJ
  • Jul-16-2012 I am a current student here

    There are many Greek organizations on campus from historically black one to multicultural for Latinos and other races. Banners are displayed int he student center of all of the Greek organizations we have on campus if you are interested in joining there are interest meetings students can attend.

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  • 0
  • EmilyAnn, NJ
  • Jun-26-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life here on campus is awesome. There pretty big on this campus. There are a lot of organizations to choose from and they do a great deal on campus :)

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