William Paterson, founded in 1855, is a public, multipurpose university. It offers a tradition of academic excellence and commitment to student success. Of its distinguished faculty, 86 percent hold doctoral and other terminal degrees, and 24 have been awarded Fulbright scholarships. The school is nationally renowned for its undergraduate and graduate programs. It offers access to state-of-the-art information and communications technology, small class size, flexible scheduling, student research and honors programs, national and international student exchanges, internships, leadership opportunities, scholarships and financial assistance, and a beautiful wooded 300-acre campus in Wayne, 20 miles west of New York City.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
7,219
Undergraduates
2,968
Men - 41.1%
4,296
Women - 59.5%
1,663
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 8,124 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
2.97
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,580
Out-of-state: $41,894
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,150
Out-of-state: $24,464
Room and Board
$15,600
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$14,065
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,035
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
25
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
36%
20-29
37%
30-39
8%
40-49
1%
50-99
0%
Over 100
0%
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Wayne Population
54,717
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
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Pioneers
Sororities
1.5% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
67.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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