300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470 973-720-2125
http://www.wpunj.edu admissions@wpunj.edu
About William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • Year of Foundation 1855
  • Size of Campus 370 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 9,110
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56% 44% 2%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,375 In state, $12,933 Out of state
  • Room and Board $6,640
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 8,608
At William Paterson University, students find a supportive and challenging environment that encourages them to push themselves, gain confidence, and come away with the knowledge that remarkable things are within their reach. Located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey, the University serves more than 11,500 students through five colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health. Our more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs create opportunities that help students succeed in our classrooms, laboratories, studios, and throughout our 370-acre wooded campus.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Distinguished Lecturer Series, Jazz Room Series, Welcome Week, Homecoming, Latin Heritage Month, Winterfest, African Heritage Month, Women's History Month, Multicultural Awareness Week, Greek Week, Springfest
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology; Alpha Psi Omega - Theatre (Communication); Beta Beta Beta - Biology; Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling; Eta Sigma Gamma - Community Health; Gamma Theta Upsilon - Geography; Kappa Delta Pi - Education; Lambda Alpha - Anthropology; L
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 110
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM); Christian Fellowship (Inter Varsity); Hillel (Jewish Student Association); Muslim Student Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers for Awareness (BFA); Caribbean Student Association (CARIBSA); Haitian American Student Association (HASA); International Student Association; Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS); Sisters for Awareness, B
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Newark, NJ (22), New York, NY (30)
  • Distance to nearest train New York, NY (22)
  • Distance to nearest bus New York, NY (21)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 24%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (60%), apartment for single students (2%), special housing for disabled students (4%), other housing options (34%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 78%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 20%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 22,000
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,075,668
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number of e-books 4,637
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Museums Art galleries; Collection of NJ State Documents; Collection of William Paterson's private papers; Interactive television classroom; Neurobiology facility; Campus Network with ATM technology; Center for Computer Art and Animation;State-of-the-art electron m
  • Number Of Books in Library 372,437
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 20,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year 88%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 3%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis