Overview

Applicants
8,150
Acceptance Rate
93%
Average HS GPA
2.87

GPA Breakdown

5%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
36%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Below 1.0

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
16 - 23

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — June 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.55:1
Total Faculty
1,081
with Terminal Degree
509

562
Women
519
Men
302
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

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

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Biotechnology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Finance, General.
  • Financial Planning and Services.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • 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.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • 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.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • 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.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Bill D?Elia, ?75
Television screenwriter and director

Richard Geraffo, '85
Senior Vice President, Oracle

Joe Riccitelli, ?85
Co-president, RCA Records

Bernice Toledo, ?94, ?98
Passaic County Surrogate

Kevin Lenihan, ?74
Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Atlantic Health System

Kevin Burkhardt, '97
Fox TV Sportscaster

Laurie Carter Robinson, '87
President, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,219

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,280

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,246

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,105

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,384

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,735
Foreign Countries Represented
37

Demographics

7.13%
Asian
18.50%
African-American
32.47%
Hispanic
37.16%
Caucasian
1.18%
Unknown

55% female
45% male
2% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
47%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resource Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jacqueline Safont

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Cognitive testing (WAIS), and Achievement Testing (Woodcock Johnson).

Documentation Required for ADHD

Cognitive testing (WAIS), and Achievement Testing (Woodcock Johnson).

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
139
Number of Honor Societies
27

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
5

1% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

2% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

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. https://www.wpunj.edu/womens-center/lgbtq/lgbtq-resources.html

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

86/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melissa Zolla
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Morrison Hall, WPUNJ
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, University Hall

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: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Every business day of the week

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://wpupioneers.com/

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: https://www.wpunj.edu/cpe/directions.html

Local Accommodations
Regency House Hotel, Wellesley Inn, Radisson, Marriott Residence Inn


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