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William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University is a public university located in Wayne, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. It was established in 1855. The campus is spread across an area of over 350 wooded acres in northeast New Jersey. The university enrolls more than 10, 000 students every year. William Paterson University offers an array of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:
  • Arts and Communication
  • Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business
  • Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science and Health
William Paterson University fields more than 10 intercollegiate sports teams in the NCAA Division III. The sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers. Some of the notable alumni of this university are Wendy Coakley-Thompson, writer of “Back to Life”; Rod Daniels, anchorman for WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore; and Tom Fitzgerald, journalist and Emmy award winner.

Profile of William Paterson University of New JerseyThe campus of William Paterson University is in Wayne, NJ, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at William Paterson University include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music, media, art studies, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

William Paterson University Selectivity

Admission at William Paterson University is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 540.

William Paterson University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, William Paterson University had 10, 443 students enrolled (8, 715 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
A lot of students at the school attend part-time. William Paterson University values student athletics, and belongs to the New Jersey Athletic Conference. William Paterson University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts577sociology, English, history, political science, Spanish language, women's studies, anthropology, geography, . . .
Education and Teaching307special ed, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, school Counselling, educational administration
Business and Management300business management, accounting, sales
Media221communication studies, mass communication
Therapy and Counselling217psychology, community health services, communication disorders, clinical psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine112registered nursing
Art Studies80art studies, visual and performing arts
Music61music performance, music
Science54biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Contact: William Paterson University
William Paterson University of New Jersey

300 Pompton Rd

Wayne, NJ 07470

General Phone: (973) 720-2000


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