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William Paterson University


Visiting And Contact Information

Admissions Hall

300 Pompton Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

United States

Phone: 973-720-2125

Fax: 973-720-2910


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 72
% Submitting Score:98%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:440 - 550
     Math Middle 50%:460 - 550
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:11%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:31%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:64%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:86%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 10,059
Total applicants who are accepted: 7,111
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,390
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 76%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 01/30
Regular Application Deadline: 05/01
Priority Application Date: 04/01
Notification Begins: 10/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $150.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 semester
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Considered
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     Lab Science:2
     Social Studies:2
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    440 - 550
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    460 - 550
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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