Your Future. Now.

Calling all soon-to-be college freshmen! Now's the time to take your next step. Apply to WP by the Early Action Deadline of December 1 and receive your admissions decision by December 31.


6 & 3 Week Sessions

Choose from 80 online courses. Register by December 11 for the 6-week session and December 21 for the 3-week session.


Giving Thanks

…for our Pioneer family today and every day. Our students’ grit, talent, and Will.Power. make our campus a place like no other.


Move Ahead

Real-life learning for real-life jobs. Where will your passion take you?


Among the Best

William Paterson University is named a U.S. News "Best College"


What are you waiting for?

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Our greatest strength is helping you find yours

At William Paterson University, we continuously empower our students to achieve the goals
they set for themselves. Here are some of the ways we help our students succeed.

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Think of our professors as Olympic Gold Medalists in Academics.

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You’ll find your guru at WP.

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Our sports programs add Pioneer pride to the campus community.

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Thousands of scholarships available. Invaluable education. Great value.

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Small can make a big difference.

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Undergrads wrap their arms around the real world in state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and studios.

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11,000 hours of community service in one year. Our students give back, big time.

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Our campus is a vibrant community, set on 407 wooded suburban acres.

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You can almost bite the Big Apple from here.

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From intramurals or club sports to intercollegiate athletics, the WP community offers something for everyone.

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We’re known for helping low-income students graduate into good-paying jobs.

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Go Greek. Get social. Soak up some culture. Find your club or start one.

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Get a little face time with your future employers.

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Our 82,000 alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.

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Why WP?


If you come here, there's something for everyone. No matter how much you might be a wallflower, or may think you won't fit in, there is a place for you on campus at William Paterson. It won't be very hard for you to find either, because everyone is so open and welcoming with their groups, clubs, sororities, sports, everything.

Alexa Teixeira ‘25
Elementary Education and Liberal Studies

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