William Paterson University of New Jersey

300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ

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Majors offered at William Paterson University of New Jersey

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Communication, General
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General

Academics at William Paterson University of New Jersey

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Least Selective (93% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

William Paterson University of New Jersey demographics

42% White
29% Hispanic
16% Black
7% Asian
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for William Paterson University of New Jersey students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Financial Controller88k
Information Technology (IT) Manager76k
Senior Accountant72k
Office Manager52k
Executive Assistant52k
Account Manager52k
Graphic Designer43k
Based on 5,243 student responses
50.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
91.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
45%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University of New Jersey financial aid

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Student reviews of William Paterson University of New Jersey

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

75% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Diverse and Inclusive
Welcoming student body
Helpful career services
Patricia Gwozdz
Embroidery And Cross Stitching
Drawing And Illustration
Reading + 1 other



The teachers I've had are all really great. They're helpful and informative. There are a lot of resources to help like free tutoring. I also enjoy the social aspect of it. I don't live in the dorms, but I've always had positive interactions with students in classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I haven't encountered anything I particularly dislike.

Sama Jaber
Painting and Studio Art
Gaming + 5 others



Diversity and inclusion efforts.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Food quality. No inclusion for a vegan like myself

Brooke Quarrie
Travel And Tourism



William Paterson is a nice college but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I say this because it's the people that make the school and I feel as though a lot of the good people that have tried to make a change for the school are gone or leaving. Academic wise it is ok I know there are other schools with worse academics than this school. I know other students who have transferred from William Paterson and honestly, if I could I would've transferred my sophomore year.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing I don't like about this school is the faculty. I am currently in my senior year as an undergraduate student and after this school, I'm going to get my doctorate at a different school where I have been already accepted. Prior to me applying to programs to get my doctorate there were quite a few faculty members that indirectly told me I wouldn't get accepted and that actually hurt because you go to these people who should be helping you and they don't. They kind of push your dream away all because they might've not gotten accepted to doctorate programs the first time applying.

Caroline Rocha
Social Justice



As an online student, I like that William Paterson University is inclusive and interactive. I feel accompanied throughout the entire process, from enrollment to monthly check-ins with advisors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There's nothing that I don't like. But if you don't like constant check-ins and phone calls from advisors, you might feel put off. However, you could always ask for a particular mode of communication over another.

Honey Prajapati
Drawing And Illustration
Travel And Tourism
Gaming + 4 others



This university is more suited for first-generation students who want to earn a degree more than the social life that a college offers. The education load is fair and can be rewarding if one is organized and passionate about learning. It might not be the ideal college but it gets the work done.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Prospective students need to be aware that this is not a party school. There is not a lot of school spirit either. Most students are commuters and come to classes and leave. If you are a student okay with that, then this college is for you.



All the new people that you meet on a day to day basis

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

A few of the meals that were made in the dining hall were nasty

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