“Professor Andrew encouraged me to 'go for it' in terms of getting involved and taking on leadership positions.”

– Andrew Massefski '19

Accounting/Finance Major, pictured with Professor Barbara Andrew, dean of the University Honors College.


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Community service events are a big part of WP’s campus culture. We learn about the world in class and change the world after class.


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Some of the top names in the news industry have graduated from our hands-on programs in broadcast journalism and media production


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Discover your interests; develop your talent; pursue your passion


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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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4 years of guaranteed housing. We’ve got a room with your name on it.

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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 380 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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80,000 square feet of classrooms and labs in our newest building.

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From China to England to India... grab your passport and learn about the world.

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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 80,000 alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.

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Experience Academic Excellence


The research and critical thinking skills I developed through my courses and honors thesis project have prepared me for applying to graduate school and have also helped me to succeed beyond academia. The University provided ample opportunities to enhance and apply these skills outside of the classroom, too, through a summer study abroad program at the University of Cambridge and a semester-long internship program with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Samantha Koprowski ’20
Political science and philosophy

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