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Our vibrant community of students can make our beautiful campus a home away from home for you, too.


Orange and black … and green

William Paterson University receives “Green School” distinction for being environmentally friendly


Scholarships Celebrated

WP students who receive donor-funded scholarships get to connect with and thank their supporters during annual Scholarship Dinner


Nationally Recognized

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


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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Why WP?


Being at William Paterson University has opened multiple doors to new challenges and opportunities. These include meeting wonderful professors who have guided me into making the best decisions regarding my career; becoming a writing consultant at the Writing Center on campus, which pushes me to become a better writer every day; and taking interesting courses in our College of Education as I work toward my ultimate dream of becoming an ESL/Bilingual Teacher.

Deborah Gonzalez ‘24
Spanish and Early Childhood Education ESL/Bilingual

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