William Paterson University is a public university located in Wayne, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. It was established in 1855. The campus is spread across an area of over 350 wooded acres in northeast New Jersey. The university enrolls more than 10,000 students every year. William Paterson University offers an array of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:
William Paterson University fields more than 10 intercollegiate sports teams in the NCAA Division III. The sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers. Some of the notable alumni of this university are Wendy Coakley-Thompson, writer of 'Back to Life'; Rod Daniels, anchorman for WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore; and Tom Fitzgerald, journalist and Emmy award winner.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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