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Welcome to the spring semester! We’ve missed you, Pioneers.


Changing Lives

William Paterson University is ranked among the top four-year institutions in the nation for how far we advance our graduates’ social mobility


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Real-life learning for real-life jobs. Where will your passion take you?


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?


One word to describe the school? I would say 'exciting.' You never know what could happen with the different events on campus. There's always something new going on with each club and organization, CASL (Campus Activities, Service, and Leadership), or the Student Government Association; they always have something new to bring to the table.

Camila Vasquez ‘25
Psychology and Criminal Justice

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