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About Widener

Welcome to Widener University

President Julie E. Wollman

We hope you take the time to explore everything this great university has to offer from our supportive faculty to in-depth research opportunities as well as leadership training that will prepare you for careers.

Campus Highlight

Philadelphia Skyline

Location, Location, Location!

With Philadelphia only 20 minutes away, Widener is a living laboratory where students earn practical experience through a variety of internships and co-op opportunities.

At Widener University, we believe academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement are the foundations for success.

Those values are incorporated into more than 60-degree options university-wide, including top-ranked programs in nursing, engineering, social work, and the arts & sciences.

Widener meets students where they are in their education journeys, with associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees.

We have two distinct law schools in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware, too.

Our close-knit community of top-notch teachers, nationally renowned researchers, and students from 48 states and 37 countries are passionate about learning, leadership, and making a difference.

First Choice University

  • Our beautiful 110-acre main campus in the metropolitan Philadelphia area is a great place to live, study, and have fun.
  • The Wall Street Journal ranks Widener University a Top 10 Philadelphia-area school.
  • In a recent survey, 90% of Widener seniors rated their overall Widener experience as "excellent" or "good."
  • Our median post-graduate salary was $52,900; over $18,000 more than the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.