William Paterson University of New Jersey Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into William Paterson University of New Jersey? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,318 out of 9,851 applicants or 74% were admitted making William Paterson University of New Jersey a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,926 3,925 9,851
Accepted 4,394 2,924 7,318
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 691 643 1,334
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 22% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to William Paterson University of New Jersey and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 98 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 980 1150
SAT Reading 480 580
SAT Math 500 570
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >83%
1065 to 1150 Avg + 74%-83%
980 to 1065 Avg - 63%-74%
895 to 980 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 895 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

William Paterson University of New Jersey has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to William Paterson University of New Jersey and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187444 IPEDS survey data for William Paterson University of New Jersey.