William Paterson University of New Jersey Rankings

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In the World#1659 of 14178
In North America#515 of 2629
In the United States#468 of 2528
In New Jersey#12 of 47
In Wayne#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
8,605
Graduates
1,500
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wpunj.edu

William Paterson University of New Jersey Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%72%77%
Applicants11,3754,4976,878
Admissions8,5513,2515,300
Freshmen enrolled full time1,529677852
Freshmen enrolled part time835

2,646 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

387 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Recommendations Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3905 (39%)
Hispanic3150 (31%)
Black or African American1740 (17%)
Asian704 (7%)
Two or more races292 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown218 (2%)
Nonresident Alien78 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native8 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,938
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$13,246$13,086
Tuition in-state$13,246$13,086
Tuition out-of-state$21,644$20,412
Fee in-district$124$72
Fee in-state$124$72
Fee out-of-state$124$72

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,605
Combined charge for room and board$13,440
Room charge$7,750
Meal charge$5,690

William Paterson University of New Jersey Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Psychology, General195
Speech Communication and Rhetoric190
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies123
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse7336
Business Administration and Management, General2101
Accounting95
Management Science93
Biology & Biological Sciences, General706
Marketing & Marketing Management, General74
Sociology694
Kinesiology and Exercise Science6210
Finance, General62
English Language and Literature, General602
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies58
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General2533
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling52
Music, General398
Art & Art Studies, General416
History, General346
Early Childhood Education and Teaching39
Elementary Education and Teaching2513
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management31
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels29
Computer and Information Sciences, General27
Political Science and Government, General234
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General26
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching23
Information Technology22
Special Education and Teaching, General22
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services21
Mathematics, General19
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration19
Clinical Psychology19
International Business & Trade & Commerce13
Economics, General13
Educational Leadership and Administration, General13
Secondary Education and Teaching12
Financial Planning and Services12
Athletic Training & Trainer12
Reading Teacher Education12
Legal Studies, General11
Organizational Communication, General11
Environmental Studies9
Anthropology9
Chemistry, General8
Biotechnology71
Selling Skills and Sales Operations8
Geology & Earth Science, General6
Creative Writing6
Geography5
Spanish Language and Literature5
Philosophy5
Asian Studies & Civilization4
Nursing Practice4
Women's Studies3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
African-American & Black Studies1
Grand Total1,7853944
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate55%47%64%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,407
Citations
45,029

Publication count by topic

Psychology
566
Medicine
243
Sociology
222
Business
173
Economics
161
Biology
149
Political science
138
Computer science
136
Mathematics
105
Chemistry
99
History
65
Philosophy
41
Art
40
Materials science
38
Geography
36
Geology
33
Engineering
32
Environmental science
23
Physics
10

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History576390
Economics7606,763
Philosophy946134
Business9503,843
Sociology9892,051
Psychology11129,558
Political science1387443
Geology1486847
Biology17328,598
Environmental science18871,038
Medicine20103,616
Mathematics20121,660
Geography2033373
Art21279
Engineering2738404
Computer science2780972
Chemistry29161,686
Materials science3207577
Physics361991

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901257
19911661
19921684
199320144
19947148
199525127
199614185
199717170
199831198
199923197
200046260
200135248
200237331
200338345
200458399
200550607
200660710
200766958
2008611222
2009651432
2010611889
20111492162
2012862556
2013922876
20141093332
20151393201
20161673210
20171623441
20181573271
20191863998
20201914806

General info

Alternative namesWP
Founded1855
WikipediaWilliam Paterson University
Colorsorange, black
Academic CalendarSeptember to May
Total FTE staff1,402
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, New Jersey, 07470
United States
City population55,000
Phone9737202000
Fax+1 (973) 720 2399

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