8,838
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,535
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
92
92%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

William Paterson University of New Jersey 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

Majors & Degrees

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,933
Applied
7,330
Accepted
8,838
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

4,766
Females Applied
4,455
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,167
Males Applied
2,875
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.06
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 Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 470 570
SAT Math 460 550
ACT Composite 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,936
In-state
21,136
Out-of-state
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Fees

124
Full-time student fees
11,445
Room & board
7,135
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,535
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,881
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,621
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,330
Avg. Loan Aid
5,441
Avg. Grant Aid
8,781
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,838
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 31.5%
Black or African American 16.64%
White or Caucasian 38.62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 7.3%
Two or more races 2.75%
Other 2.57%

Gender

Male (45.5%)
Female (54.44%)

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 24%

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
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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 No 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 No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No No No
Volleyball Checkmark 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 No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

1,042
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 410
Part-time - 632
Male - 502
Female - 540