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William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

About This Campus

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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Wayne
Population | 11,500
Enrollment | 10,321
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/20
Spring | 01/22-05/15

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 6%
Black | 16%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 20%
Two or more | 0%
White | 50%
Other | 8%
International | 0%
featured area
new york city


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Education and Nursing.

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

  • 158 - 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.
  • 319 - 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.
  • 152 - 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.
  • 175 - 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.
  • 797 - 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

  • 212 - 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.
  • 262 - 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.
  • 175 - 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.
  • 625 - 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.
  • 688 - 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.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Network Security
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Korean
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Painting
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Russian
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Studio Art
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
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 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 79.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/08/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $6819.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $61.82 Semester Host Mandatory
Athletic Fee $120.80 Semester Host Mandatory
Resnet Fee $40.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Campus Facilities Fee $26.78 Semester Host Mandatory

Important Notes: General Services Fee 41.36 Student Gov Association Fee 62.00 Student Services Fee 10.98

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/08/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 26% living on campus
  • Double: $3830
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 20
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1800
  • Proximity to campus: 2-4 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/08/21

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


  • Health records due by: Prior to move in
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Meningococcal

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