Points of Pride

We’ve got a lot to roar about.

From environmental sustainability to law and from business to civic engagement, Widener students, alumni, and faculty are making their mark and reshaping companies, industries, and communities.

Here are some Widener points of pride:

  • 132 judges in 17 states graduated from our School of Law
  • 89% of graduates from the Class of 2010 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • 44 athletes named Academic All-American; 5 students earned the award multiple times.
  • 190 local, regional, and national employers hired Widener graduates of the Class of 2010.

And our students aren’t the only ones to excel.

Widener University is proud of its colleges and schools, and the programs that they have put forth in educating our students.

  • Widener University’s Hospitality Management program is ranked among the top 20 in the United States by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
  • In our College of Arts & Sciences, Computer Science Professor Suk Chung Yoon won an outstanding teacher award from Chase Morgan, was recognized by Microsoft as one of the nation’s best, and has been named IBM faculty member of the year.
  • SAP ranks Widener’s School of Business one of the best in the world for process improvement programs.
  • Over 95% of our Engineering School graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of earning their degrees.
  • In our School of Nursing, the Freedom Battalion of Widener University commissioned more nurses as officers in the US Army than any other college or university in the United States in two of the last five years.
  • Graduates of our School of Law consistently exceed the national average in their placement in judicial clerkships.

But don’t just take our word for it. 

Widener consistently gains accolades for achieving academic excellence though a commitment to leadership and civic engagement

  • In 2013, Widener was named a finalist for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Presidential award -- one of only 14 institutions in the nation to receive that honor. The university has made the honor roll every year since its inception in 2006. 
  • Widener ranks 19th on Newsweek’s list of the 100 most civic-minded colleges.  
  • Widener is one of 22 colleges nationwide invited to join Project Pericles, a national organization promoting social responsibility in education.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching chose Widener University as one of only 76 institutions in the nation to qualify for a new "community engagement" classification.
  • As a Bonner Partner, Widener is among 75 colleges and universities working to improve the lives of individuals and communities as part of the effort by The Bonner Foundation. Widener's Presidential Service Corpsis a Bonner Leaders program.
  • Washington Monthly Magazine ranked Widener among the top 100 national universities in its third annual college rankings, which measures how well a college or university serves the country.

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