Open House

Join us for our Virtual Winter Open House: Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.


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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Online Winter Sessions
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Why WP?


I recently graduated with my bachelor’s from WP and chose to stay here for my master’s degree largely because of the hands-on learning we do. I have used and learned all the machines in our chemistry labs, but friends at other universities tell me they aren’t able to do the same. With all my experience, I know I’ll have really good job opportunities.

Dwayne Brown
Materials Chemistry ‘24 (Master's); Chemistry ‘22 (Bachelor's)

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