William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ, USA
3.53 Average Rating
Founded in 1855, William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution in the suburban town of Wayne. WPUNJ is a designated military friendly school, as well as a residential institution. The university offers study abroad programs in Spain, Puerto Rico, India, Kenya, and more. William Paterson is a member of the New Jersey Higher Education Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education and requires all freshmen and new transfer students to take an alcohol prevention course called AlcoholEdu.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
98%
Out of State Students
2%
0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 990
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1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Other February 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,252
Total Number of Undergrads
8,838
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
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100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,779
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$13,060
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,260
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,953
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Atlanta
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
wpunj is probably the best bang for your buck. it truly is the university in your backyard. a great place to start your college career.
Ligi from NJ
this university is great, filled with diversity and tons of things to do. wpu offers great programs including the biology program, nursing, and teaching. i will be a sophomore soon and i do not regret my decision.
Student from Egg Harbor Township, NJ

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