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Stories from the Pride

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From Dual Degrees to Meaningful Mentorships, Transfer Students Find a Home at Widener

Finding the right university can be a challenge. With one-on-one guidance from advisors and faculty, students who transfer to Widener find the right degree path, career mentorships and a second home with the Pride.

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Breaking Down Silos to Protect the Environment

Widener is preparing students to live, work, and lead in the green economy through interdisciplinary academic programs that take a broader look at environmental health and sustainability.

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New Speech-Language Pathology Clinic Expands Hands-on Experience and Community Care

The university’s new Speech-Language Pathology Clinic provides pro bono bilingual speech and language therapy services alongside interprofessional collaboration and experiential learning for graduate students.

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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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95% of Grads Achieve Career Goals

Within 6 months of graduation, 95% of Class of 2021 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

12:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.

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A Diverse Campus

You'll be welcomed into a community that hails from 49 states and 22 countries.

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24 Varsity Sports Teams 

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

85%

of Full-time Grad Students Receive Aid

$120,000 

The average undergraduate academic scholarship amounts to $120,000 over 4 years. 

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A- Grade for Value

Named a top value college in Greater Philadelphia by Niche.com. 

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Top 18%

Payscale ranks Widener in the top 18% nationwide with an alumni mid-career salary of $101,100. 

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60,000+ Strong

Our Widener University and PMC network is one big family with more than 60,000 alumni around the globe. 

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87% Live on Campus Their First Year

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

National Diversity Award

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

80+ 

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Broadcaster

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