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Philosophy at William Paterson University of New Jersey

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Philosophy at William Paterson University of New Jersey

If you are interested in studying philosophy, you may want to check out the program at William Paterson University of New Jersey. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

William Paterson University is located in Wayne, New Jersey and has a total student population of 9,635. Of the 1,755 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2021, 8 of them were philosophy majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Philosophy section at the bottom of this page.

William Paterson University Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy

William Paterson University Philosophy Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the philosophy progam at William Paterson University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The philosophy major at William Paterson University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Philosophy Schools 331

Philosophy Student Demographics at William Paterson University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the philosophy majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

William Paterson University Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

13% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The philosophy program at William Paterson University awarded 8 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 88% of these degrees went to men with the other 13% going to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 17% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from William Paterson University of New Jersey with a bachelor's in philosophy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

William Paterson University also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NJ, the home state for William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Mathematical Science Professors 1,690 $96,400
Philosophy and Religion Professors 520 $84,620
Mathematicians 270 $117,060


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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