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.
Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership, and service matter.
Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement.
We offer liberal arts and sciences and professional programs leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
We have a long history of turning out leaders with a formula that works. At Widener, we believe that academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement lead to success.
Our close-knit community includes top-notch teachers, nationally renowned researchers, and students from 22 states and 26 countries who are passionate about learning, leadership, and making a difference.
When they are not engaged in experiential learning assignments, our students and faculty members lend a hand through community service projects in our hometown of Chester and in communities around the world.
See our Factbook for more information about Widener.