Weather Alert, January 18, 2019, 4:00 p.m.Due to inclement weather, all William Paterson University classes, activities and offices will close on Saturday, January 19 at 5 p.m. Speert Hall dining facilities will remain open on a normal schedule. Cancellations include all William Paterson courses and activities at Mercer and other off-site locations. Fully online classes will remain on schedule. Please monitor the home page for any modifications that could result from changing conditions. Essential employees are expected to work to fulfill responsibilities. University will resume normal operations after the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 a.m.

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Wishing you a great spring semester!


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Experience is a powerful teacher. Learn from outstanding faculty who are experts in their fields.


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Explore our beautiful 370 acre wooded campus in suburban Wayne, New Jersey.


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WP’s 13 intercollegiate sports teams add Pioneer pride to the entire community


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Explore our vibrant campus community.

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Students in WP’s Honors College collect and deliver more than 600 coats, jackets and winter weather accessories to local families in need


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Smaller class sizes offer individualized academic attention


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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7,209 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 370 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 70,000 alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.

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Experience Academic Excellence


The dedication of my professors has not only cultivated a deep passion in me for environmental science, but has also inspired me to look at the world like a scientist – to question and think critically. This skill opened the door for me to participate in a large laboratory-based research project alongside two of my professors, who are studying shark thermoregulation. It’s been an honor to work so closely with such talented scientists, and to serve as a lead author on an abstract about our work. Ultimately, I hope one day to be a professor, too.

Allison Neumann ’19
Environmental sustainability

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