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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
8,583
Undergraduates
3,786
Men - 44.1%
4,773
Women - 55.6%
1,499
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 9,340 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,010
Out-of-state: $38,408
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,370
Out-of-state: $21,768
Room and Board
$11,900
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$12,459
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,272
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
391
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
38%
20-29
34%
30-39
13%
40-49
0%
50-99
0%
Over 100
0%
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New York City Population
54,717
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pioneers
Sororities
1.5% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
7.2%
Black/African-American
19.3%
Hispanic/Latino
33.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
36%
Unknown
1%
International Students
0.5%
First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported