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– Andrew Massefski '19

Accounting/Finance Major, pictured with Professor Barbara Andrew, dean of the University Honors College.


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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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4 years of guaranteed housing. We’ve got a room with your name on it.

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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 380 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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80,000 square feet of classrooms and labs in our newest building.

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From China to England to India... grab your passport and learn about the world.

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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 80,000 alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.

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Experience Academic Excellence


This summer, through the generosity of William Paterson’s Student Research and Creative Expression Program, I received funds to work with the Dagara Music Center in Ghana, where I learned traditional music and dance from local instructors and performers, and became exposed to different styles of both teaching and learning music. For my thesis, I am studying how singing can positively impact communities around the world, and this trip allowed me to obtain valuable research. The experience has helped me grow as a musician, student, and individual.

Brenna Moran ’22
Classical music performance

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