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William Paterson University

Wayne, NJ

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Overview

William Paterson University is a Comprehensive institution located in Wayne, NJ, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Undergraduate Admissions
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
United States
Contact Mr. Anthony Leckey
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: leckeya@wpunj.edu
Phone: 973-720-2900
Fax: 973-720-2910

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Selling Skills And Sales Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,126
Applied
7,638
Accepted
7,220
Enrolled
94%
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Female Admissions

4,996
Females Applied
4,760
Females Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,128
Males Applied
2,876
Males Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
2.97
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Portfolio for art, audition for music

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen June 1st November 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

13,776
In-state
22,514
Out-of-state
13,776
In-district
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Fees

432
Full-time student fees
13,021
Room & board

Financial Aid

12,411
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,065
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,982
Avg. Loan Aid
8,134
Avg. Grant Aid
9,736
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
31%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,220
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
3%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 33.98%
Black or African American 18.74%
White or Caucasian 33.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 7.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 2.72%
Other 1.21%

Gender

Male (40.86%)
Female (59.13%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 18%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Welcome Week, Music Fest and Greek Welcome Back BBQ

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
Greek sororities Checkmark
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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB), Students for Awareness Black Leadership and Equality (SABLE), Student Government Association (SGA), The B.A.B.Y. Dolls (Community Service org.) and Pioneer Players (drama)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

828
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 353
Part-time - 475
Male - 363
Female - 465
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