William Paterson University of New Jersey Admission RequirementsWayne, New Jersey
Chances of getting into William Paterson University of New Jersey
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT95%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|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.
|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%|
William Paterson University of New Jersey ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT9%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.14
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||26%||22%|
Applications were DueJun 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to William Paterson University of New Jersey and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
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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.