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Everything you need to know about

Admissions & Aid

Explore the lifelong value of a Widener education—and the support system that will make it all possible.

We want to see you unlock your potential

And that requires us to understand your specific needs and aspirations. We'll support every step of your process, from submitting your application to reviewing financial aid.

Your Education Within Reach

How we work with students, like you, to make a Widener education possible.

95% Receive Financial Aid

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

Scholarships Start at $90,000

Undergraduate academic scholarships start at $90,000 over 4 years

$20,000 Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships for undergrad transfer students start at $20,000 per academic year.

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ROTC Scholarships Cover Up to 100%

ROTC students are eligible for scholarships of varying financial value—including the chance for 100% full-tuition coverage.

Scholarships for International Students

We offer international undergrad student scholarships and are proud participants in the #YouAreWelcomeHere program.

The Value of Your Education

These outcomes turn a Widener education into a life-changing investment.

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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).

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$104,000

Median mid-career salary for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide

$60,320 Median Salary

for the Class of 2021 per the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)

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Renowned in the Region

Our School of Nursing was ranked 13th in the Mid-Atlantic region and 7th in Pennsylvania among private colleges.

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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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A- Grade for Value

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

Best Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Best Master of Science in Nursing

Recognized as the best hybrid MSN program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

96%

of our graduates are practicing RNs within 1 year of graduation.

National Center of Nursing Excellence

The National League for Nursing named Widener a Center of Excellence for enhancing student learning and professional development.

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A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

Best MBA in Information Technology 2021

Best MBA in Information Technology

Recognized for best hybrid program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

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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National Leader in Health Care

Ranked as one of the nation's premier online MBA programs in health care administration.

100%

100% of recent health care MBA graduates found employment within 90 days of graduation

Top 5

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

Best PhD in Psychology, Intelligent 2021

Ranked #2 PsyD in Nation

Based on its flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation 

90%+

PsyD students graduate in 5 years

Best MBA in Healthcare Management 2021

Best PsyD/MBA Dual Degree

Based on reputation, cost, course offerings, and flexibility. 

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Best Online MSW Program

Our online MSW program was recognized for its affordable tuition, low student-to-teacher ratio, and high degree of flexibility.

Top 10

Pennsylvania college for social work

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. 

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100% Employment Rate

for our physical therapy students

92%

graduation rate for our Class of 2021 physical therapy students

100%

Ultimate National Physical Therapy Exam pass rate

Affordable Online MSW Program 2020 (EDSmart)

Leader in Value

Ranked among the nation’s most affordable online MSW programs.

#6

Best online college in Pennsylvania

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Top 25 in Nation

Our online bachelor's degree in organizational development & leadership was recognized as one of the 25 best programs in training and development for 2021. 

Our Investment in You

See how a powerful, personal Widener education stacks up against the competition.

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Why choose a private, close-knit university?

Widener’s scale and personal approach enables our faculty, advisors, and administrative staff to focus on you so you can stand out from the crowd. The people of Widener will:

  • Embrace your specific goals and challenges
  • Provide personalized mentorship, instruction, and feedback
  • Help you build your professional network, connect with future employers, and land your dream job
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Why choose Widener over other private universities?

Private institutions have a lot in common (small classes, tight community, devoted professors) but can vary considerably at the program level. When considering colleges, look critically at the programs and departments that interest you most. In your Widener program, you will:

  • Learn directly from industry leaders and influencers
  • Work within your chosen profession before you graduate
  • Develop leadership skills that relate to your chosen industry
  • Gain access to networks that can energize and propel your career

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