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Get to Know William Paterson University

  • Challenging yet supportive academic environment.
  • Located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey just 20 miles from New York City, the world's hub of culture and commerce.
  • Mid-sized university with small classes, providing personal attention with extensive opportunities.
  • Through our wide range of academic programs, we create opportunities that will help you succeed in our classrooms, laboratories, studios, and in the world.
  • The University Core Curriculum, our recently revised general education program, gives you the flexibility to customize your undergraduate academic experience by selecting from a broad range of courses in six areas of study. The Core is designed to let you explore a variety of fields and disciplines, connect these courses with your major, and become a well-educated citizen, both locally and globally.

The University’s many accreditations include Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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