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William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution that was founded in 1855. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,085, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 370 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. William Paterson University of New Jersey's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 104. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,464 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,628 (2011-12).
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William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public, residential institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse student body of more than 11,500 through baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs. Located in the suburbs of northern New Jersey, the 370-acre campus is just 20 miles from New York City, adjacent to 1,200 acres of woodlands and hiking trails, and only three miles from the Great Falls Historic Park in the city of Paterson. The University challenges students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship. Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students awareness of what they can accomplish. The newly developed University Core Curriculum will prepare students for personal well-being, expression, ways of knowing, diversity and justice, community and civic engagement, and global awareness before advancing to a choice of 48 undergraduate degrees offered by five colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to William Paterson University of New Jersey, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||61.8%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 16:1, and the school has 45.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.5 percent.
William Paterson University of New Jersey has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,085, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 24.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76.0 percent of students live off campus. William Paterson University of New Jersey is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
William Paterson University of New Jersey offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. William Paterson University of New Jersey also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at William Paterson University of New Jersey, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at William Paterson University of New Jersey.
|Students who have cars on campus||89%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At William Paterson University of New Jersey, 70.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,789.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$11,464 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,628 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$10,500 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data