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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.

Website: www.wpunj.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,583
Undergraduate
Students
(55.6%) 4,788 Women
(44.1%) 3,795 Men
1,499
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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 2019 Graduates
$30,272
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
391
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
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Campus Life

Wayne Population
54,717
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.2% Asian
19.3% Black/African-American
33.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
36.0% White
1.0% Unknown
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
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