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Points of Pride

University Honors

Old Main in the fall

Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Logo for 2022 HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) award

Top College for Diversity

Widener received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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A- Grade for Value

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

2021 Great Colleges to Work For

2021 Great College to Work For

Widener was honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education in one of the largest, most-respected workplace recognition programs in the country.

Student Success

$104,000 Median Mid-career Salary

for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide

Widener University grad at commencement

Career Success for Class of 2022

More than 95% of Class of 2022 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service within 6 months of graduation, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

Top Programs

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Region's 1st Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Major

Widener offers Pennsylvania’s first undergraduate robotics major, and one of very few nationwide.

1 of 6

schools nationwide designated as a Center of Excellence for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education.

Best Masters in Taxation 2021

Best for Financial Planning

Our master's degree in taxation & financial planning was rated best for financial planning based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

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A Nationally Accredited Business School

Widener’s School of Business Administration is one of only 5% worldwide accredited by the AACSB.

Top 10

Pennsylvania college for social work

Top 5

Ranked as a top school for health care management in Pennsylvania.

Best Masters in Social Work 2021

Best Trauma-Focused Program

Our MSW was ranked one of the best master's in social work programs in 2022 based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Ranked 11 out of 50

On the list of Editors' Choice 50 Best Accredited PsyD Programs for 2020

#6

Best online college in Pennsylvania

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Top 30 in Nation

Our School of Nursing is proud to rank #28 out of more than 1,100 private institutions evaluated across the nation.  

Source: Nursing Schools Almanac

 

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A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

East Coast's 1st Green Chem Major

Widener offers the East Coast's first undergraduate green chemistry major, and one of very few nationwide. 

Two Distinguished Law Schools

2020 Best Law Schools

Delaware Law School and Widener Law Commonwealth nationally ranked by the Princeton Review.

Top Law Schools for Environmental Law

Widener Delaware Law and Widener Law Commonwealth named top schools by preLaw Magazine.