- 4 Year
- WAYNE, NJ
- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade C+
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade B
William Paterson University empowers students to transform their will to succeed into academic achievement, career advancement, and community impact. Through innovative programming, we ensure students have the skills and community support for a transformative college experience.
A leading public university comprised of a diverse community of nearly 10,000 students, William Paterson offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its four academic colleges: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Cotsakos College of Business; Education; and Science and Health.
Its 407-acre wooded campus is located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey, just 20 miles from New York City, adjacent to 1,200 acres of wetlands and woodlands, and only three miles from the historic Paterson Great Falls.
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Most Popular Majors
- Psychology235 Graduates
- Communications164 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies135 Graduates
- Accounting96 Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems93 Graduates
- Nursing87 Graduates
- Sociology87 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities78 Graduates
- Marketing78 Graduates
- Finance70 Graduates
Will. Power. 101
Will. Power. 101: is the only program of its kind in New Jersey, offering structured support services that guide new students as they build the skills to balance their University coursework with other activities and responsibilities. Peer Leaders connect with students to offer advice and utilize their own knowledge to help students get involved and maximize their William Paterson experience.
- Mix of Online and on Campus37%
- On Campus60%
- Family, Resourceful, High Education16%
- Pride and Dedication14%
- Multi-ethnic chicken noodle soup with opinions7%
- Unnecessarily difficult when help is needed2%