Among the Best

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


Open House

Interested in becoming a student at WP? Join us on campus for one of our two Open House events: Saturday, Oct. 14 or Saturday, Nov. 18


Achieve More

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


Will. Power.

Discover your interests; pursue your passion; do your best; become the best—with our help


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?


It's definitely a very close-knit school and there are so many opportunities to find your niche—where you fit in—because there are so many clubs, intramural teams, sports teams, sororities, and frats. It’s really easy to find where you fit in.

Jade Martinez ‘25

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