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Widener Values

Experience. Engage. Lead.

How do we achieve that success?

We put Widener’s values — experiential learning, service learning and career preparation — at the center of every program we offer. Our leadership programs help our students to develop competency, character, and courage.

Whether they’re going for a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree, students rely on these pillars of our educational philosophy, while our leadership programs develop their competency, character, and courage for success at home or abroad.

Hands-on learning in small classes.

Enrolling at Widener enables students to learn more than just the facts; they engage in experiential learning projects where classroom knowledge is applied to real-world issues.

Meaningful service learning projects.

Our students enrich their learning by helping communities in the Philadelphia region, across the U.S., and around the world. 75% of Widener students participate in service or volunteer activities. It's no wonder why Widener ranks among Newsweek’s top 20 service-minded colleges.

Real-world on-the-job experience.

Our internships and co-op education programs consistently get high marks from students and employers alike. In fact, Widener offers the only co-op program in which students can gain a year of paid work while still completing their degree in four years.

Widener’s core values help our graduates make their mark in the world.