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William Paterson University

William Paterson is a leading public University with over 11,400 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by five academic colleges: Arts and Communication, the Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health.

William Paterson offers an environment rich in possibilities. We put student success first; providing a supportive and challenging environment that encourages students to push themselves, gain confidence and come away with the knowledge that remarkable things are within their reach. One of our key points of distinction is our faculty and staff who understand both the challenges and opportunities facing today’s students and, at the same time, share in their dreams and aspirations. William Paterson believes that quality in education is defined by the individual connections you make. We do everything in our power to give students those experiences – and make them feel tailor-made, never letting a student just sit on the sidelines.

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Most undergraduate programs offer internships or professional and research experiences.

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The strength of our academic programs and the daily interactions with our outstanding faculty are at the core of the William Paterson University experience. William Paterson offers students courses of study in more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, health professions, communications, and the arts. The high quality of our academic programs is evidenced by the national accreditations held by many of our programs, including NCATE for programs in our College of Education and AACSB for programs in the College of Business. Nursing, art, music and computer science are other examples of accredited programs. Most of our undergraduate programs offer internship and other professional or research experiences in the workplace prior to graduation. We couple strong academic programs with support services offered through the Academic Support Center and discipline-based learning centers including the Science Enrichment Center.

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