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Widener At A Glance

We have a good thing going at Widener. These fast facts give you a snapshot:

Our Academic Programs

Our Undergraduate Students

  • Total enrollment in 2011 was 3204 students.
  • Students represent 22 states and 26 foreign countries.
  • 26% are students of color.
  • 1016 average SAT score.
  • 80+ student clubs and organizations.
  • 35% of students study abroad.
  • 75% of students participate in internship, community service, and/or volunteer programs.
  • 90% of all students receive financial aid.
  • $12,500 average scholarship package.

Our Graduate Students

  • Total enrollment in 2011 was 1662 students.
  • 26% are students of color.

Our Faculty

  • 12:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • 26% full-time faculty members.
  • 93% have a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.

Our Campus & Facilities

Our Alumni

  • 1,000+ Widener alumni are CEOs or presidents of organizations.
  • 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.

But our statistics only tell half the story. Ready to learn more about Widener

Difference Makers

Old Main

Continuing Studies
University College student Dale Kerns Jr. established the Little Angels Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support for children suffering from cancer, tumors, and other deadly diseases.

Difference Makers


College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry Major Anna Miller ‘12, from East Prospect, PA, served as site team leader at CityTeam International in Chester, where she coordinated the efforts of 10 other PSC students.

Difference Makers

Sara McManus

College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology Major Sara E. McManus ’13 has been named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that recognizes inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.

Difference Makers


Alternative Spring Break
Anthropology Major Jess Viscuso ’12 and Nursing Major Devin Weesner ’13 coordinated Alternative Spring Break efforts for 87 students and faculty and staff chaperones at six locations throughout the U.S.

Difference Makers

Widener Pride

Institute of Physical Therapy Education
Doctoral Student Scott Cheney serves on the board of the Society for Student-run Medical Clinics, where he is one of five national directors charged with planning the society’s international conference.

Difference Makers

Jim Harris

Widener University
President James T. Harris III has been appointed chair of the Board Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) for 2012–13. Harris has served on the AICUP Board of Directors since 2007, most recently as vice-chair.

Difference Makers


Widener Observatory
Dr. Harry Augensen, associate dean of science and professor of physics and astronomy, helped alumnus Dominic Liberto ’08 arrange a private moment during a public viewing at the Widener University Observatory to propose to his girlfriend, Jenn. She said yes!

Program Highlight

1821 Experience

The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.

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Summit Widener

Summit Widener
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.

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This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.

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Oskin Leaders

Oskin Leaders
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.

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PSC/Bonner Leaders

PSC/Bonner Leaders Program
This program connects Widener students with a service movement of college students around the country. Students in the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leaders Program complete 300 hours of community service and a variety of leadership activities.