Stories from the Pride

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Special Education Teachers Today

Widener’s undergraduate and graduate special education programs provide aspiring teachers with the tools they need to find success in a growing and evolving field.

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Helping Small Businesses Make Big Moves

Widener's Small Business Development Center is leading the way in helping clients build their businesses and students build their careers.

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Uncorking the Secret Behind Slowing Alzheimer's Disease

Student faculty-research team uses red wine derivative to stop progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Proven. Results.

Our points of pride not only designate us as a top tier university, they also demonstrate the resources and connections we offer that lead students to successful, rewarding careers.

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Top 10 in Philly

Widener was voted a best Philadelphia-area college.


Chart your own path by choosing from more than 40 undergraduate majors.

13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.

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24 NCAA Division III sports teams 

From soccer and volleyball to rugby and track, there are plenty of varsity sports to enjoy at Widener.

National Diversity Award

Widener was awarded a 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


The average undergraduate academic scholarship amounts to $100,000 over 4 years. 

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300+ Events On Campus Annually

There's always something happening on campus. 

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Best Value College

Named a best value college in Greater Philadelphia by

Top 150 Most Affordable

LendEDU ranks Widener one of the most affordable schools for incoming freshmen who have financial need.

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87% Live on Campus Their First Year

Before long, our campus will feel like your second home.


With 80+ clubs, you'll find ways to get involved, make invaluable connections, and pursue your interests.     

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A Diverse Campus

You'll be welcomed into a community that hails from 48 states and 37 foreign countries.

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A Setting That Inspires

Whether you're studying on the quad or exploring cultural treasures in nearby Philadelphia, you'll discover a vibrant second home at Widener.

On the Inside Track

Danielle Cardona Communications Studies Student

Danielle Cardona

Class of 2018
Communication Studies Major

Camera Ready

Multiple internships prepared Danielle for a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Industry Standard

In Widener’s state-of-the-art broadcasting studio, Danielle gained experience with industry-standard equipment.

Faculty Connections

Her professor's strong industry connections opened the door for Danielle.

Career Plan


Luis Aguilar Biomedical Engineering

Luis Aguilar

Class of 2017 and 2018
Biomedical Engineering Major, Biomedical Engineering Master's

Small Campus, Big Opportunities

Small classes allowed for one-on-one interactions with professors, helping Luis develop an interest in neuroscience.

Home Away from Home

An international student, Luis was far from home, but he found a welcoming community.

Fast Track to Success

Through the 4+1 engineering program, Luis earned his degrees in less time, jumpstarting his career.

Career Plan

Technology Mentor Promoting STEM Fields

Kaylee Horchak Nursing

Kaylee Horchak

Class of 2019
Nursing Major

Clinical Experiences

Clinical rotations taught Kaylee how to interact with patients and handle real-world scenarios.

Hub of Healthcare

Our proximity to Philadelphia provided Kaylee with access to world-class medical facilities.

On the Field

Our flexible nursing program meant Kaylee could pursue nursing and play lacrosse.

Career Plan

Pediatric Nurse

DeShawn Ivey Finance Lab

DeShawn Ivey

Class of 2019
Finance Major

At His Fingertips

In the finance lab, DeShawn managed an investment fund using the same technology found on Wall Street.

Leadership Development

Student Government Association representative and president of Black Men United, DeShawn was a campus leader.

One-on-One Relationships

Deshawn developed relationships with industry-connected professors and received valuable professional advice.

Career Plan

Financial Analyst

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