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William Paterson College of New Jersey - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      3 Secondary School Record
      2 Class Rank
      4 School's Recommendation
      1 Standardized Test Scores
      N Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      C Character and Personality
      C Extracurricular participation
      C Particular talent or ability
      C Geographical distribution
      C Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank for 1994

  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Top quarter 30%
    Second quarter 50%
    Third quarter 19%
    Fourth quarter 1%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

  • Scores reported below include some using the old scoring system which have been recentered.
  • 98% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 2% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score.
  • The recent adjustment to the SAT I scoring system has affected the school's admission policy: Minimum SAT I score requirements have been raised.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the SAT I:

      SAT verbal scores over 500 47%, SAT math scores over 500 53%, SAT verbal scores over 600 8%, SAT math scores over 600 10%, SAT verbal scores over 700 1%, SAT math scores over 700 1%