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William Paterson University of New Jersey Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into William Paterson University of New Jersey

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.2%
Admission Difficulty for William Paterson University of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into William Paterson University of New Jersey and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,551 out of 11,375 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. William Paterson University of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by William Paterson University of New Jersey.

William Paterson University of New Jersey SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

William Paterson University of New Jersey ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
9%
ACT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for William Paterson University of New Jersey
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

William Paterson University of New Jersey GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.14
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into William Paterson University of New Jersey?

Applicants 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 #20 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 75% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

William Paterson University of New Jersey admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,878 4,497 11,375
Accepted 5,300 3,251 8,551
Acceptance Rate 77% 72% 75%
Enrolled 857 680 1,537
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
153

Applicants have 153 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to William Paterson University of New Jersey is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to William Paterson University of New Jersey and what student information is used for admission decisions?

William Paterson University of New Jersey Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does William Paterson University of New Jersey prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into William Paterson University of New Jersey?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to William Paterson University of New Jersey. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.