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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.
Admissions Process and Application
Our admissions teams exist to simplify your path to Widener. Learn more about visiting campus, applying, and more.
Tuition, Aid & Affordability
Discover how we help bring a Widener education within reach for those who will make the most it. Review financial aid, including scholarship and grant opportunities.
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.
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.
Career Success for Class of 2022
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).
$104,000 Median Mid-career Salary
for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide
$72,800 Median Starting Salary
for Widener's undergraduate Class of 2022.
Renowned in the Region
Our School of Nursing was ranked 13th in the Mid-Atlantic region and 7th in Pennsylvania among private colleges.
Top Tier University
Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report
A- Grade for Value
Named a top value college in Greater Philadelphia by Niche.com.
Best Master of Science in Nursing
Recognized as the best hybrid MSN program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
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.
A Top MBA in PA
Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.
Best MBA in Information Technology
Recognized for best hybrid program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
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.
National Leader in Health Care
Ranked as one of the nation's premier online MBA programs in health care administration.
100% of recent health care MBA graduates found employment within 90 days of graduation
Ranked as a top school for health care management in Pennsylvania.
Ranked #2 PsyD in Nation
Based on its flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation
PsyD students graduate in 5 years
Best PsyD/MBA Dual Degree
Based on reputation, cost, course offerings, and flexibility.
Best Online MSW Program
Our online MSW program was recognized for its affordable tuition, low student-to-teacher ratio, and high degree of flexibility.
Pennsylvania college for social work
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.
100% Employment Rate
for our physical therapy students
graduation rate for our Class of 2022 physical therapy students
Ultimate National Physical Therapy Exam pass rate
Leader in Value
Ranked among the nation’s most affordable online MSW programs.
Best online college in Pennsylvania
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.
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
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
Need a hand? Our admissions counselors are here to help.