William Paterson University of New Jersey

736 reviews
  1. Wayne, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
William Paterson University of New Jersey is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
890-1070
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,191/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,657/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,726/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,698/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,631/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,773/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,883Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Ambitous
    44%
  • Extroverted
    22%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Druggie
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    55%
  • Family, Resourceful, High Education
    16%
  • Pride and Dedication
    16%
  • Multi-ethnic chicken noodle soup with opinions
    8%
  • Garbage
    3%
  • Unnecessarily difficult when help is needed
    3%

After William Paterson University of New Jersey

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses

Reviews

736 reviews
  • Excellent
    69
  • Very Good
    228
  • Average
    335
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    43
William Paterson University sits in the middle of Wayne, NJ which can be seen as an upscale type of town. However, WPU isn't really an upscale school. You have some upper class students that maybe aren't as intelligent but are trying their best. Then there are urban kids from Paterson trying to better themselves to land in a better situation. There's also everyone in between. The attractiveness of the ladies and fellows ranges and there are so many different interests and hobbies among them - that's what makes William Paterson such a diverse place to go to college!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 19 2013
From what I have both seen from an outsider's view and experienced first hand, the diversity of William Paterson University is quite measurable. You will find all sorts of mingling of all nationalities, ethnicity, economic statuses, personality type, personal interests, and majors. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming, because it allows for a lot of stimuli outside of the focus of your major, but as long as you remember you core purpose for being there, it can be quite a wonderful and cultural experience!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 3 2013
I truly enjoyed all of the opportunities that were available to me. Whether it be study opportunities, discounted tickets to events, free apparel, internships, etc. There was always something that the school was offering, and that felt very good!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago