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Get to Know William Paterson University

  • Challenging yet supportive academic environment.
  • Located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey just 20 miles from New York City, the world's hub of culture and commerce.
  • Mid-sized university with small classes, providing personal attention with extensive opportunities.
  • Wide range of rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs, offered through our five colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health
  • The University Core Curriculum (UCC), our general education program, gives you the flexibility to customize your undergraduate academic experience by selecting from a broad range of courses in six areas of study. The UCC is designed to let you explore a variety of fields and disciplines, connect these courses with your major, and become a well-educated citizen, both locally and globally.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including the Science Complex, Financial Learning Center, Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales, Nel Bolger RN Nursing Lab, GIS Laboratory, and HD-ready TV broadcast studios
  • Extensive hands-on learning experiences through internships, research opportunities, and study abroad programs
  • Comprehensive, student-centered academic support programs, services, and resources, including career counseling and advising

The University’s many accreditations include Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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