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Widener University is a private, metropolitan university with a Chester campus that includes six colleges and schools, and law schools in Harrisburg, PA, and Wilmington, DE.
Get acquainted with our best-in-class academic experiences and diverse, highly engaged community. While numbers can't provide a complete picture of what makes Widener such a special place to live, learn, and thrive—it's a start!
Law Students: 1,071
Students represent 31 states—from California to Vermont—and seven countries, including Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Vietnam.
A Widener education is nationally respected and recognized—and highly personalized. From day one, students will be supported by faculty mentors and driven peers as they excel in small classes, get on-the-job experience before their career even begins, and build the foundation for a rewarding future.
Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.
Widener manages $8-$10 million annually in grant funding for research and community programming.
That's compared to 52% of students at other colleges. Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
Gain up to 1 full year of compensated work experience and still graduate within 4 years.
79% of Widener undergraduates participate in service or civic engagement—27% higher than the national average.
40+ undergraduate programs & 50 minors
50+ graduate and professional programs
Accelerated Advantage 4+1 program puts students on the fast-track to their career by offering an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in five years
Adult & Continuing Studies programs designed for adult learners and degree completers
Dual degrees and joint majors, such as environmental science/biology and English/communication studies
Exploratory studies program helps students select a major that aligns with their goals
Flexible delivery formats: in-person, 100% online, and hybrid programs available
Leadership, civic engagement, and paid co-op programs provide invaluable real-world experience
Home to the student-managed WUTV.
Students practice clinical skills in a safe setting.
Equipped with tools used by finance professionals.
Features robotic arms, mobile robots, mechatronic systems, and automation.
Through our generous financial aid, Widener is committed to bringing an exceptional education within reach for students of all financial backgrounds.
We help bring your education within reach—95% of undergrad students receive financial aid.
We offer $50+ million in scholarships and grants to undergraduates, thanks to our generous donors.
Undergraduate academic scholarships start at $90,000 over 4 years.
Scholarships for undergrad transfer students start at $20,000 per academic year.
ROTC students are eligible for scholarships of varying financial value—including the chance for 100% full-tuition coverage.
We offer international undergrad student scholarships and are proud participants in the #YouAreWelcomeHere program.
Widener fosters an inclusive community with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and aspirations. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are valued members of an ever-growing network that supports each person’s success.
At Widener, each member of our community is celebrated and encouraged to share their unique perspective.
Widener was honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education in one of the largest, most-respected workplace recognition programs in the country.
Widener received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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.
There's always something happening on campus.
Widener competes at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level in the Middle Atlantic Conference.
From soccer and volleyball to rugby and track, there are plenty of varsity sports to enjoy at Widener.
Play on one of our 6 club teams from ice hockey to rugby and more.
Grab some friends and start your own intramural sports team.
Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships won by Widener sports teams
Our Widener University and PMC network is one big family with more than 60,000 alumni around the globe.
for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide
96% of the 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).
Widener's Factbook is a consistent source of trend information on important institutional measures and answers to commonly asked questions about the university.