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  • Office of Student Engagement

    • University Center,
    • Lower Level
    • tel: 610-499-4411
    • fax: 610-499-1275
  • Austin Duckett

  • Jeanine Snow


Greater Philadelphia

Philly Ranks


Philadelphia One Of The Top 7 U.S. Destinations To Visit In 2017

We're not the only ones who believes Philly deserves to be in the limelight. The City of Brotherly Love is ranked among the top 50 places in the world and the top seven in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure .

As a college student, being close to the city isn't just fun it's smart!

Widener’s serene and beautiful campus is just 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Students experience the best of both worlds – the comfort of a close-knit campus community and the vibrancy of a major metropolitan city.

  • Learning Through Experience
    Experiential learning outside of the classroom is just as important as inside. Many courses and clubs take advantage of the world-class museums, historical sites, and cultural experiences just minutes away.
  • Cultivating a Network
    When it comes to networking “it’s who you know that counts” – and Philadelphia knows Widener. Students can cultivate a lifelong network through our faculty's expansive industry relations, top-notch campus visitors, and city conferences and events.
  • Gaining Real-World Experience
    With hundreds of business organizations and institutions in our backyard, finding a rewarding co-op, internship, employment, or community service opportunity has never been easier.


Fall in Love With Greater Philly

Our location makes it easy for students to enjoy a vibrant campus life, while also experiencing countless opportunities in the surrounding Philadelphia area.

Ideal for history buffs, sports “phanatics,” city adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts – our location can transport students from the classroom to the sandy beaches of New Jersey and Delaware; major cities like New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.; and the breathtaking mountain views of the Poconos – all within two hours.

Philadelphia muralArt & Culture

Philadelphia is one of the top cities in the U.S. with an art and culture scene that embraces centuries of history and diversity.

Philadelphia ZooOutdoor Activities & Recreation

It’s next to impossible not to discover an amazing outdoor adventure while surrounded by rivers, valleys, trails, and so much more.

Philadelphia Phillies


Whether the Phillies, Flyers, 76ers, Union, or “the Birds,” – the love of Philly sports is contagious. But, I suppose we may be partial.

Philadelphia CheesesteakFood & Shopping

When it comes to food and shopping – you can find it in Philly. The city can cure any cravings and satisfy the shopping bug.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Enroll at Widener and you’ll fall in love with Greater Philadelphia too. Schedule a visit and start exploring.