Sweet Celebration

NJ Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Nellie Pou celebrated our milestone 200th Commencement ceremony with WP President Richard J. Helldobler, Board of Trustees Chair Michael Seeve, and mascot Pio



Close to 2,000 bachelor’s degrees were conferred during the University’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 31


Pioneer Pride

Congratulations to our newest class of graduates! We can’t wait to see your Will.Power. shine in the world.


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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?


I was clueless when I first started my journey as a freshman at WP, but a close-knit community of professors and peers, including those in the Honors College on campus, have helped me map out my future plans. I have gotten valuable hand-on experience as a research intern in one of our labs, a tutor at The Science Enrichment Center, and a supplemental instructor for a chemistry course. People here are willing to go to great lengths to ensure your success.

Saira Tahsin ‘23

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