At William Paterson University, students find a supportive and challenging environment that encourages them to push themselves, gain confidence, and come away with the knowledge that remarkable things are within their reach. Located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey, the University serves more than 11,500 students through five colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health. Our more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs create opportunities that help students succeed in our classrooms, laboratories, studios, and throughout our 370-acre wooded campus.
William Paterson's 370-acre wooded and landscaped campus is dotted with more than 38 buildings, many sculptures and even a waterfall. Take an online tour for a glimpse of our community.
William Paterson University is dedicated to the intellectual and personal development of its students. As you learn our history, we hope you allow us to share our tradition of academic excellence.
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William Paterson University's mission incorporates teaching, research, creative activity, and service.
The University has been educating the people of our region since 1855.
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