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Location:Wayne
Setting:Suburban
Population:11,500
Enrollment:10,321
On Campus:26%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/01-12/17
  • Spring 01/20-05/07

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: OPEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$6,122

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,385

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
50%White
16%Black
20%Hispanic/Latino
6%Asian
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races
8%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Set on 370 wooded acres in northeast New Jersey, the campus is located just 20 miles west of New York City. Founded in the city Paterson in 1855, William Paterson is one of the nine state colleges and universities in New Jersey. Today, WPUNJ enrolls more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It supports 30 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs in five colleges: Arts and Communication, Christos M. Costakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health. The institution's 350 full-time faculty, who are widely respected for their teaching, research and scholarship, include 26 Fulbright scholars.

Programs
Closed Programs
Education and Nursing.

Limitations
Audition or portfolio review is required for admission to music and art classes. Non-native English speakers must have a TOEFL score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79-80 Internet. Exchange unavailable to students from other New Jersey NSE campuses. NSE students may not take courses in Athletic Training.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business - William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business— one of an elite group of business colleges to achieve international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—offers a variety of challenging and rewarding degree paths to prepare you to excel in today’s global business environment.
  • Communications - The College of the Arts and Communication at William Paterson University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts, communication, and music.When you enroll in one of our outstanding degree programs, you will study with an award-winning faculty that includes working fine artists, designers, actors, directors, broadcasters, communication and public relations specialists, musicians, arrangers, composers, and conductors, among others.
  • Accounting - The accounting curriculum prepares students for a number of professional examinations including the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and other certifications. It also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees such as the Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA), or Master of Taxation.
  • International Business - The Global Business program prepares majors to compete in global markets through knowledge of languages, cultures, differences in business etiquette, and diversity of customs, in addition to hard business skills.
  • Art Studies - The Art Department offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in a wide variety of areas.The BA and BFA degrees are planned to enhance visual perception, cultivate independent thinking and prepare students for a variety of careers which require a keenly developed sensitivity in the visual arts.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Broadcasting - The $2.5 million upgrade to Hobart Hall’s two-studio TV complex includes seven new high-definition television studio cameras, as well as two identical state-of-the-art high-definition control rooms which are designed to control either or both of the studios. The redesigned layout now includes a green room for guests.
  • Chinese Studies - A unique program, the Asian studies major offers specializations in the three tracks: East Asia, South Asia and Asian languages.The program also offers two minors, one multidisciplinary, the other a concentration in Asian languages.
  • International Business - Global business is a diverse profession involving interacting effectively with colleagues and consumers from nations around the world. Global business professionals work in a variety of capacities, from international marketing, to banking, to hospitality management.
  • Music/Jazz Studies - It is one of the few in the country with real emphasis on small-group playing and a genuine commitment to the jazz tradition.Its artist/teacher faculty is made up of world-class New York area professionals and is second to none.
  • Womens Studies - The Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines a variety of disciplines including sociology, literature, psychology and political science. Through these areas of study students will critique power structures relating to sex, sexuality, race, class, age, abilities, belief systems, and other societal institutions.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Genetics, Physiology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Relations

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Media News, Radio and Television Studies, Television, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Kindergarten Education, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Conditions
Registration Priority
  • After campus students
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 9/16/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $6,122.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 19
  • Plan B: 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/16/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $150 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $62 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Athletic Fee: $121 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Resnet Fee: $40 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Campus Facilities Fee: $27 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: General Services Fee $41.36 Student Gov Association Fee 4.00 Student Services Fee 10.98

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $650 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002625

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 9/16/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,400
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 20
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,800
  • Proximity to campus: 2-4 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1985 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1870 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1830 per semester for 10 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.