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Widener is a Top National University

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Widener University has retained its competitive position among the nation’s 200 best colleges and universities as identified by U.S News & World Report in its 2018 rankings.

The university’s overall score rose to 32, up a point from the 2017 score. The magazine calculates the score after analyzing acceptance rates, retention rates, high school counselor assessments, alumni giving rates and more.

U.S. News ranked Widener 192nd on its list of 200 best national universities. It also continued to include Widener among the country’s ranked schools for engineering, among universities without doctoral engineering programs.  

“This is wonderful news,” Widener President Dr. Julie E. Wollman said. “I am very proud that we are ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Widener is a dynamic place with exceptional faculty who are totally focused on preparing students for outstanding careers. Being named a top national university reflects our commitment to excellence.”

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 comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website,