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William Paterson University of New Jersey Admission Requirements

Wayne, New Jersey

Chances of getting into William Paterson University of New Jersey

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.3%
Admission Difficulty for William Paterson University of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into William Paterson University of New Jersey and can I get accepted? The school has a 93% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,606 out of 8,150 applicants were admitted making William Paterson University of New Jersey an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent. William Paterson University of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to William Paterson University of New Jersey?

William Paterson University of New Jersey typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

William Paterson University of New Jersey admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >96%
990 to 1090 Avg + 93%-96%
890 to 990 Avg - 89%-93%
790 to 890 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 790 Low <82%
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William Paterson University of New Jersey ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
9%
ACT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into William Paterson University of New Jersey?

Admission data indicates that William Paterson University of New Jersey regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

William Paterson University of New Jersey admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >96%
19 to 23 Avg + 93%-96%
16 to 19 Avg - 89%-93%
13 to 16 Reach 84%-89%
Less than 13 Low <84%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.14
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into William Paterson University of New Jersey. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at William Paterson University of New Jersey was 3.14 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as William Paterson University of New Jersey accepts 93% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted William Paterson University of New Jersey students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

William Paterson University of New Jersey admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,948 3,202 8,150
Accepted 4,680 2,926 7,606
Acceptance Rate 95% 91% 93%
Enrolled 948 756 1,704
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 26% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

William Paterson University of New Jersey Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at William Paterson University of New Jersey
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

95% of students submit their SAT scores to William Paterson University of New Jersey. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

93% of those who apply are granted admission to William Paterson University of New Jersey. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1090. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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