Welcome back, Pioneers!
WP faculty and staff wish you a great semester full of learning, growth, and success. You’ve got this!
We Are First-Gen
Many WP students are the first in their families to go to college; they are supported by many WP professors and staff who are also first-generation college graduates. #WeAreWillPower
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.
Think of our professors as Olympic Gold Medalists in Academics.
You’ll find your guru at WP.
Our sports programs add Pioneer pride to the campus community.
Thousands of scholarships available. Invaluable education. Great value.
Small can make a big difference.
Undergrads wrap their arms around the real world in state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and studios.
11,000 hours of community service in one year. Our students give back, big time.
Our campus is a vibrant community, set on 407 wooded suburban acres.
You can almost bite the Big Apple from here.
From intramurals or club sports to intercollegiate athletics, the WP community offers something for everyone.
We’re known for helping low-income students graduate into good-paying jobs.
Go Greek. Get social. Soak up some culture. Find your club or start one.
Get a little face time with your future employers.
Our 82,000 alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.
Pretty much anything you’d want to do, you can do at WP. The professors want you to be curious and try things, and they’ll tailor everything to you to make that happen. I got to tour all over Italy with the University’s chamber choir; I’ve done three semesters of student teaching where I got to see what I’ve learned in class come to life; and I’ve even gotten jobs in my major from my professors recommending me to employers.
Isabelle Thomas ‘23
Musical Education – Classical Percussion
WP Management Professor Ali Mir Receives ‘Bright Idea’ Award for Research on the Racialized Nature of Student Debt
Graduate of WP’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Maria Brennan, Named Chief Nursing Officer of University Hospital in Newark