Nationally Recognized

WP Ranked Among Top Regional Universities for Social Mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2023


Fall Open Houses

Join us on campus Sunday, October 16 • Saturday, November 12


Pioneer Spirit

Our students come to us with inspiration, persistence, and grit. Are you ready to unleash your potential? #WeAreWillPower


Will. Power.

Grant-funded program provides resources, network of support for Hispanic and low-income students in STEM majors


New Dining Hall

Modern facility with extensive, chef-inspired menu welcomes students back for fall semester


Together, we’ll do this

Academic Success Center. Advisement Center. Writing Center. Science Enrichment Center. Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Career Development Center. Accessibility Resource Center. Professors that care.


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Proud to be ranked among the best in
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2023

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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Experience Academic Excellence


We have the highest caliber of professors at WP, who have supported my personal and professional development while helping me overcome challenges. My advisor took time to meet one-on-one to discuss ways to improve my student-teaching, for example, and she provided extra resources and even physical supplies to help me succeed. Deciding to transfer to William Paterson was one of the best choices I've made in my life.

Nicolas Bova ‘22
Music -- Instrumental Secondary Education

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