William Paterson University campus

Overview

Applicants
10,059
Acceptance Rate
71%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 550

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,134
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
39%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General
  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
  • Geology/Earth Science, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Susan Ungaro, '75, MA '76
President & CEO, James Beard Foundation

Maureen Conway, '66
Retired VP and CIO Hewlett Packard, WP Board of Trustees

Patricia A. Powell, '73
Founder, The Powell Financial Group

Richard Sponzilli, '71
President, Sponzilli Landscape Group

Anthony Pessolano, '80
Owner, Ocean Holdings LLC

Sean Gilday, '92
President, Blue Raven Artists Management Inc.

David Neglio, '84
President of Sales, Marketing & Operation, Interstate Outdoor Advertising

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
39%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,827

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,789

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,398

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,314

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,923

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,967
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,131
Required Fees
$8,832
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,673

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,085
Out of State
2%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

54% female
46% male
2% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
49%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
61
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
5

1% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
7 Sports

Basketball
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Women's Center offers programs. Day-long LGBT conference. Chosen,The Gay Straight Alliance.

Minority Support Groups: Educational Enrichment and Academic Support, which offers a variety of services and programs to promote the academic success of minority students. Examples are a mentorship program, a tutorial program, and a program designed to promote minority participation and success in the sciences.

Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
183

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dan Baker
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Hall, William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Phone
1.877.WPU.EXCEL

Email
admissions@wpunj.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center: Coffee Cafe (Starbucks)
College of Business E-Trading Center
Power Art Gallery
Science Complex
Library
New Student Center Facility, New Center for Student Services

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Meadowlands Sports Complex
Willowbrook Mall
Garden State Plaza
Six Flags Great Adventure

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: http://www.wpunj.edu/campusvisit
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://ww2.wpunj.edu/athletics/staff.htm

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Select times during academic year

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle Bus, Public Transportation, Newark Liberty International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit the following URL for directions: http://www.wpunj.edu/directories/directions-wpunj.dot

Local Accommodations
Regency House Hotel, Wellesley Inn, Radisson