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Explore Our Campus

William Paterson University 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 Great Falls in Paterson. Wayne has been recognized by Money Magazine (2010) as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the United States for its location, wide variety of recreational activities, and close-knit community feel.

The University Commons is the heart of our campus life and activity and our innovative facilities prepare you to reach the forefront of leading professions. We offer a vibrant student life for all of our students — both resident and commuter students.

Take our virtual tour »

While we can describe the beauty of our campus in great detail, the best way for you to see William Paterson University is up close. Campus visits — from our small, personal campus tours to our large-scale open houses — are available year-round. Start with our Virtual Tour; then make your reservation to come see us in person!

31 club sports and activities
31 club sports and activities
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