Why Give?


William Paterson University is dedicated to student success. Here students are challenged academically, mentored by their professors, and learn to become leaders and productive citizens. 

With state support declining, we are more dependent on private support to meet University needs.  This includes resources for the classroom and financial support for student and faculty research that will prepare students to compete in their discipline.

Many of our students struggle to afford the tuition and graduate with more debt than their predecessors. Currently, the average student graduates with more than $28,000 worth of debt.

Whether you give a little or a lot, each dollar raised in support of student success makes a difference. And alumni participation rate is particularly important. Why? U.S. News & World Report and other organizations use the alumni participation rate as the ONLY indicator of alumni satisfaction when annual rankings of colleges and universities are published.  As our ranking increases, the value of your degree increases as well.Your gift makes YOU a valuable partner with us in providing educational excellence for our students.

Types of gifts include: