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Preparing leaders for success since 1821

About Widener

Over the past 200 years, Widener has built a reputation for putting students on the inside track to successful careers and futures. 

A Powerful Education. A Respected Degree.

Widener invests in the personal and professional success of every student—undergraduates and graduates, adults and lifelong learners. Across more than 60 programs, including those offered at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral level, Widener prepares the next generation of professionals while informing the future of the professions they go on to lead.

A short train ride from Center City, Philadelphia, Widener's safe and welcoming campus serves as a launchpad for an ambitious, hardworking community of students. One-on-one career guidance helps students land prestigious co-ops and internships. And faculty mentors open doors for breakthrough research. These experiences set Widener students apart in the marketplace. 

Prepared for success by a university-wide focus on professional leadership development, our graduates enjoy fast starts and often advance to management positions, posting a median post-graduate salary well above the national average.

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Widener at a Glance

If you're busy, these facts and figures will give you a quick sense of our people and programs.

Vision & History

For nearly 200 years, Widener has remained committed to educating scholars, leaders, and globally engaged citizens.

Our Leadership

Big ideas and bold initiatives are launched and brought to life by visionary leaders.

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Campus & Community Resources

From an art gallery and museum to an observatory and arboretum, Main Campus is home to resources and facilities that enrich our students' learning and enjoyment of life—and others that provide direct benefits to the citizens of neighboring Chester, including a university-run lab school and nursing and physical therapy clinics.

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Maps & Directions

One university: three campuses. Main Campus in Chester, Pennsylvania is home to undergraduate and most graduate programs. Our Delaware Law School is situated on our Wilmington, Delaware campus and the Widener Commonwealth Law School is located on our campus in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Just the Facts

Sometimes, the numbers speak for themselves.


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

50+ Graduate & Professional Programs

offered across various disciplines.

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1000+ Organizations

provide experiential learning opportunities for Widener students in co-ops, internships, clinics, or public service in a single year


We help bring your education within reach—95% of undergrad students receive financial aid. 


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

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300+ Events On Campus Annually

There's always something happening on campus. 

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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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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Find the contact information for our people and departments, connect with undergraduate or graduate admissions, or reach out to ask us a question about anything else.