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William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

About This Campus

Set on 370 wooded acres in northeast New Jersey, the campus is located just 20 miles west of New York City. Founded in the city Paterson in 1855, William Paterson is one of the nine state colleges and universities in New Jersey. Today, WPUNJ enrolls more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It supports 30 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs in five colleges: Arts and Communication, Christos M. Costakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health. The institution's 350 full-time faculty, who are widely respected for their teaching, research and scholarship, include 26 Fulbright scholars.

2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Open
Home Payment
Open

2023/2024 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
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Fast Facts

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Location | Wayne
Population | 11,500
Enrollment | 10,321
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/20
Spring | 01/22-05/15

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 6%
Black | 16%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 20%
Two or more | 0%
White | 50%
Other | 8%
International | 0%
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Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Education and Nursing.

Limitations
Audition or portfolio review is required for admission to music and art classes. Non-native English speakers must have a TOEFL score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79-80 Internet. Exchange unavailable to students from other New Jersey NSE campuses. NSE students may not take courses in Athletic Training.

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, African Studies... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 79.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/09/22

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $7312.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002625

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $61.82 Semester Host Mandatory
Athletic Fee $120.80 Semester Host Mandatory
Technology Fee $150 Year Host Mandatory
Resnet Fee $40.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Campus Facilities Fee $26.78 Semester Host Mandatory

Important Notes: General Services Fee 41.36 Student Gov Association Fee 66.00 Student Services Fee 10.98

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/09/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 26% living on campus
  • Double: $3830
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 20
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1800
  • Proximity to campus: 2-4 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/09/22

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $650 per semester.

Requirements

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