Why Should I Transfer to William Paterson? With five colleges and a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, you’re sure to find the right major for you at William Paterson. Small classes ensure you’ll get to know our faculty experts, and they’ll get to know you. You will experience hands on learning with faculty who are active in their fields. And as a William Paterson student, you’re well-positioned to land an internship at a wide range of businesses, companies and nonprofits. Advanced standing students are an important part of our undergraduate population. By providing you with a favorable evaluation of your college credits, excellent academic advisement, and access to undergraduate courses, we expect that you will be successful in completing your degree requirements in a reasonable period of time.