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Widener among Top 10 Most Underrated Colleges in America

The mid-career salaries of Widener graduates are impressive compared with the university's U.S. News & World Report ranking, putting Widener near of the top of the list of the nation's Most Underrated Colleges.

Business Insider, a leading online business news site, ranks Widener University tenth on its list of the Top 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America based on a comparison of the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings to the mid-career salaries of college graduates.

“We often hear about the best colleges in the US, but there are dozens more outstanding schools that don't always get the recognition they deserve,” the Business Insider story begins.

The Business Insider study plots the U.S. News & World Report rankings versus the annual College Salary Report. Widener is included in the ranking for the third consecutive year.

The rankings site that the mid-career salary for a Widener graduate is $86,300.

“The Widener experience includes an active involvement in civic engagement, Greek societies, and experiential learning. In suburban Pennsylvania, students are only 20 minutes away from internships and job opportunities in Philadelphia,” the story states.

More information on Business Insider’s methodology for the ranking is available here.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. are proud to be tobacco-free. Visit the university website,