William Paterson University

Wayne, New Jersey
4-year Public university


William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution established in 1855 with suburban setting located at Wayne. It is ranked 102 in Regional Universities North in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13060 (2018); out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,260 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8832. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#102 Regional Universities North
Location Wayne, New Jersey
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1855
Selectivity Very Low
Size Medium
8,838 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $13,060
Outstate Tuition Fee $21,260
Room and Board Fees $11,445
$44,300 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


76% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.08 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Considered
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Students are from: American Samoa,Anguilla,Antigua, Barbuda,Australia,Bahamas,Barbados,Belize,Bermuda,Botswana,British Indian Ocean Territories,Cameroon,Canada,Cayman Islands,Christmas Island,Cook Islands,Dominica,Falkland Islands/Malvinas,Fiji,Gambia,Ghana,Gibraltar,Grenada,Guam,Guyana,Ireland,Jamaica,Kenya,Kiribati.Lesotho,Liberia,Malawi,Marshall Islands,,Mauritius,Micronesia, Federated States,Montserrat,Namibia,Nevis, Saint Kitts,New Zealand,Nigeria,Norfolk Island,Northern Mariana Islands,Palau,Philippines,Pitcairn,Puerto Rico,Saint Helena,Saint Lucia,Saint Vincent, Grenadines,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Singapore,Solomon,Islands,South Africa,Swaziland,Trinidad, Tobago,Turks, Caicos Islands,Uganda,United Kingdom,United States,U.S. Minor,Outlying Islands,Virgin Islands, British,Virgin Islands, U.S.,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$11,881 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$9,511 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $37,445
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
--% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Trustee Scholarships
Total Worth $4,000-$9,000 per year
Eligibility Admitted Students
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.0, SAT: 1130 , ACT: 23
Requirement for maintenance No
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
University Honors College Scholarships
Total Worth $4,000 per year
Eligibility Freshman
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.83, SAT: 1250, ACT: 27
Requirement for maintenance GPA : 3.25 and membership in the University Honors College
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth $1,000-$2,000 per year
Eligibility Transfer Students
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.30
Requirement for maintenance No
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Henry J. Shotmeyer JR. II Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000
Details Eligibility: Freshman, Requirement Maintenance: Student should maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), GPA: 3.50 and files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.
Roy Meyers Endowed Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000
Details Eligibility: Scholarship is awarded to an incoming or currently enrolled traditional student in the Music Department of the College of the Arts and Communication, Criteria: Student must demonstrate superior proficiency (vocal or instrumental) in the music of Swing Era and the Great American Songbook, including the traditional jazz and Broadway music of that era.


8,838 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
77% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
55% Students graduate within 6 years