William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ, USA
3.53 Average Rating

Founded in 1855, William Paterson University of New Jersey is 4-year public school in northern New Jersey. Set on a 370-acre wooded campus, William Paterson is home to colleges of Arts & Communication, Business, Education, Science, and Humanities conferring bachelor’s degrees. Additionally, William Paterson requires all freshmen and new transfer students to take an alcohol prevention course called AlcoholEdu. For a break from classes, William Paterson encourages students to explore the local region through a fitness program called Get The Hike Outta Here!

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
93%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2021
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Other February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
9%
Submitting ACT
95%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 994
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,198
Total Number of Undergrads
8,735
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
45%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,259
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,370
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,768
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,440
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,837
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,072
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,693

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,352
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,125
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$241

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
24%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bear
School Colors
orange and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New Jersey Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

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
$49,100

What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
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
it is an exquisite business school which provided me with great opportunities for my future. the teachers are very helpful if you are a serious student. they have professional enrichment classes which will help you prepare for the real world.
Jagoda from Germany
William Paterson is a great school. The teachers are very helpful and want to see you succeed if you are putting in the effort. Overall, the school offers a lot of opportunities being that it is only 10, 15 minutes from New York.
Bahj from Trenton, NJ
First semester was great. The professors are all wonderful,especially during office hours. Can't wait for Spring.
Asempa from Newark, NJ
william paterson university is a great school to go to. there are many academic majors to choose, from fine arts to business. the atmosphere is comforting and relaxing.
Monae from Neptune, NJ

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