We bring together unmatched resources designed for a specific type of student: one ready to reach all the way, and grasp their dreams and goals. Begin by exploring our campus and hearing from our students.
William Paterson supports first generation students like Paola Ruiz '21 to achieve success.
With the opportunity to conduct research with faculty, Adonis Rivie gained the hands-on experience that inspired him to become a professor.
What do you want to study at WP?
Use this search to find out more information about any major you want. If you are still making up your mind, you have the option to explore all our majors.
Kendra Chaiken ’21 discovered a supportive community that encouraged her to pursue her passion for music while preparing for a career in education.
Professors at William Paterson are leaders in their field, and are committed to helping students like Samory Rose '22 reach their full potential.
Professors both challenged and supported Kayla-Lynn Kasica to reach the next level, as she interned during her senior year and earned a job offer before graduation.
We’re here to empower your dreams of academic and career achievements. Whether it’s getting professional career advice through our innovative Pesce Family Mentoring Institute or discovering internships and job opportunities, William Paterson provides the resources to launch your career.
Naava Schuman ’23
Dhruvisha Patel ’21
Donny Ventriglia ‘21
We’ll empower you to achieve It. Together, we’ll do this.
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As the first in her family to attend college, Michelle Correa ’21 has gained independence, earned a scholarship and become a role model for her younger siblings and cousins.
Hershell Williams '21 describes how he gained confidence in himself and in his future at William Paterson.
Our student-led tours showcase our beautiful campus, from residence halls to our new academic buildings to our athletic facilities. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with a current student to gain their perspective on life at William Paterson.
Andrew Massefski ’19
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We’ve got you covered with hundreds of ways to make the most of your WP Experience.
For all tastes, interests and passions, we’ve got a club for you.
You’ll find a huge array of academic, social, sports and cultural clubs/organizations to consider. The toughest part may be choosing!
Go Pioneers. We love and support our teams!
If you’d like to be a William Paterson Pioneer, check out our baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball teams. Make yourself known to us, and we’ll let our coaches know about you.
Our Center for Diversity and Inclusion welcomes all.
We are proud to have one of the most diverse, inclusive campuses in New Jersey. Our support systems create an environment where individuals of all cultures and identities are understood, embraced and respected.
Transforming your will to succeed into community impact.
We were the first public New Jersey university to make civic engagement a requirement as part of our core curriculum. We believe it’s our responsibility to create civically engaged citizens.
Our undergraduate admissions team will answer all your questions for every step of the application process. You can connect with us directly via chat 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F, sign up for text updates, or find a local admissions counselor near you.
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We are committed to making your higher education costs manageable through scholarships, grants, work study options, out-of-state waivers, our own Pledge4Success program, and a host of other options. At WP, we’ll work on your behalf to make sure you have access to an exceptional, yet affordable, college degree.
Bryan Francisco ’21 recounts his persistence and dedication, and the role that scholarships played in attaining his goals.
Attend your first-choice school, like Laura Diehl '23, and get a first class education.
Ruby Constantino ’21
Africana World Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies
Joseph Louttit ’21
Max Rohrer ’20
It’s your grit that brought you here. And it’s our support that will take you anywhere. Apply to William Paterson now and we can’t wait to see you on campus.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470