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Widener at a Glance

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university with a Main Campus in Chester, PA, and law schools in Harrisburg, PA, and Wilmington DE.

Academic Programs

  • More than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors.
  • Numerous dual degrees and joint majors, such as environmental science/biology and psychology/social science.
  • An exploratory studies program that helps you select a major that best suits your goals.
  • 50+ graduate and professional programs, with several degree options available online.
  • Nationally recognized leadership, civic engagement, and paid co-op programs that prepare you for a successful life and career.


Students Pride Statues On Campus

2018 Enrollment
6621 (including 3345 undergraduate, 2,325 graduate, and 951 law students)

2018 Average Freshmen SAT Score

Students represent 48 states and 37 countries, with 31% of the student body consisting of U.S. students of color and international citizens.


  • Our undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
  • 90% of our faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields.
  • Our faculty have acquired more than $1M in grant funding for innovative research.

Financial Aid

  • Average merit scholarship for freshmen: $100,000 over four years
  • Average merit scholarship for transfers: $14,000 per year


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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.

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6 Club Sports Teams

Play on one of our 6 club teams from ice hockey to rugby and more.

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15+ Intramural Sports

Grab some friends and start your own intramural sports team.

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Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships won by Widener sports teams

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3 National Championships

won by Widener sports teams

Civic Engagement

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  • 79% of Widener undergraduate students engage in service or civic engagement. That’s 27% higher than the national average.
  • Widener offers 49 service-learning courses that drive students to use their hands and hearts to make a lasting impact on their community.



  • We have alumni in all 50 states and around the world.
  • Widener alums earned an average mid-career salary of $82,700, placing our graduates in the top 30 percent nationwide, according to PayScale’s College Salary Report.
  • According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 95 percent of Widener’s 2018 graduates achieved their intended career goals (employment, graduate education, or military/other service) within six months of graduating.
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Widener University Factbook

Widener's Factbook is a consistent source of trend information on important institutional measures and answers to commonly asked questions about the university.

Download the 2014-2018 Factbook