WPUNJ, WPU

William Paterson University

300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, United States
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  • Total Documents
    127
  • Class Notes
    101
  • Textbook Notes
    18
  • Study Guides
    8
  • Currently Enrolled
    139
  • Previously Enrolled
    98

Overview of William Paterson University (WPUNJ, WPU)

About this school

William Paterson, founded in 1855, is a public, multipurpose university. It offers a tradition of academic excellence and commitment to student success. Of its distinguished faculty, 86 percent hold doctoral and other terminal degrees, and 24 have been awarded Fulbright scholarships. The school is nationally renowned for its undergraduate and graduate programs. It offers access to state-of-the-art information and communications technology, small class size, flexible scheduling, student research and honors programs, national and international student exchanges, internships, leadership opportunities, scholarships and financial assistance, and a beautiful wooded 300-acre campus in Wayne, 20 miles west of New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,832
    • Men:4,021 Men (45.5%)
    • Women:4,811 Women (54.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (WPUNJ, WPU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to William Paterson University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 Pompton Road
City, State, Zip
Wayne, NJ 07470-8420
Phone
(973) 720-2125
Fax
(973) 720-2910
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Portfolio for art, audition for music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 7,933 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 4,766 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 3,167 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,039 (28%) of 7,330 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,011 (23%) of 4,455 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,028 (36%) of 2,875 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.06
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
24%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WPUNJ, WPU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,804|Out-of-state: $20,842 (44.52%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,218 (39.0%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,600 (5.56%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,140 (10.92%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


William Paterson University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002625
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,297 (98.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,088 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,074 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
314 (29.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,881
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 811 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,511
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 791 (73.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,446
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 249 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
79 (6.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,292

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,620 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,497 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,446 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,627 (29.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,535
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,919 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,781
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,112 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,416
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,416 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
510 (7.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,441

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,355
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
82.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,800

Academics & Instruction (WPUNJ, WPU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


410

Part-Time Faculty


632

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
653,960
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1271
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


William Paterson University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.0%

Programs & Majors (WPUNJ, WPU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • History
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (WPUNJ, WPU)

Location & Geography

Population


54,717

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


370 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Paterson
Nearest Train Station
21 mile(s) from campus in Newark

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pioneers
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


William Paterson University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, 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.), pioneer players (drama)

Sororities


1.5% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,282

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,832
Women
4,811
Men
4,021

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.3% Asian
  • 16.7% Black/African-American
  • 31.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 38.8% White
  • 2.6% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 37 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,413

Student Resources (WPUNJ, WPU)

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