William Paterson University Description:
Admissions Data (2012):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 61%
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- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- Total Enrollment: 11,423 (10,089 undergraduates)
- Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
- 83% Full-time
Costs (2012 - 13):
- Tuition and Fees: $11,694 (in-state); $19,094 (out-of-state)
- Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $11,420
- Other Expenses: $2,450
- Total Cost: $27,164 (in-state); $34,564 (out-of-state)
William Paterson University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):
- Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 88%
- Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 62%
- Loans: 73%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $8,818
- Loans: $7,225
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
William Paterson University Mission Statement:
"The William Paterson University of New Jersey is a comprehensive public institution of higher learning with a mission that incorporates teaching, research and creative activity, and service.
Maintaining a tradition of leadership in general education and multiculturalism, the University is committed to promoting student success, academic excellence, and community outreach with opportunities for lifelong learning.
It offers rigorous baccalaureate, graduate degree, and certification programs for both traditional and nontraditional students.
The University's distinguished teachers, scholars, and professionals actively challenge students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies, and productive citizenship in an increasingly global economy and technological world.
The University values diversity and equity as essential to educational excellence, with an obligation by everyone in the University community to create and maintain a climate in which respect and tolerance are recognized as part of the institution's commitment to educational quality."