It's simple. We believe in a Widener education. That's why we've made the admissions and financial aid process as easy as possible so you will feel confident and ready as you take the next steps toward starting your college experience.
Our team is here to support you every step of the way—whether it's finding a right-fit program, exploring ways to finance your education, discovering our beautiful campus, and so much more. If at any time you feel unsure about what to do next, know that we are only a click away.
Widener Admissions Has Gone Test Optional
We understand that COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many standardized tests. To remove any barriers from your application, we are moving to a test-optional admissions process: domestic students who apply for the fall 2021 freshman class no longer need to submit an SAT or ACT score as part of their application.
How to Apply
Applying online to one of our powerhouse programs has never been easier. Apply today. It's free! We offer rolling admissions and also accept the Common Application.
Explore Widener's Campus
The best way to get to know Widener University and everything our metropolitan campus in the Philadelphia area has to offer is by visiting us in person. To visit Widener is, more often than not, to fall in love with the place.
Tuition & Aid
A Widener education is one of the smartest investments you can make—because the long-term value far exceeds the costs. When comparing costs, look beyond the sticker price. Because Widener is a private institution, we’re able to provide scholarships and grants that make affording an exceptional education possible.
This program is designed for students to get a look into the Widener experience. The day includes an admissions session, student-led tours, and an academic fair to learn more about our majors. Registration will open at 9:30am.
Get to Know Widener
94% of Grads Achieve Career Goals
Within 6 months of graduation, 94% of Class of 2019 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service, according to survey data.
Chart your own path by choosing from more than 40 undergraduate majors.
13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.
24 Varsity Sports Teams
From soccer and volleyball to rugby and track, there are plenty of varsity sports to enjoy at Widener.
We make your education affordable - 97% of undergrad students receive financial aid.
The average undergraduate academic scholarship amounts to $105,000 over 4 years.
Payscale ranks Widener in the top 18% nationwide with an alumni mid-career salary of $101,100.
Best Value College
Named a best value college in Greater Philadelphia by Niche.com
of universities and liberal arts institutions nationwide.
87% Live on Campus Their First Year
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.
A Diverse Campus
You'll be welcomed into a community that hails from 49 states and 22 countries.
See Yourself at Widener
There are many reasons students make Widener their second family—their home away from home. Discover yours!
Find Your Powerhouse Program
Our undergraduate programs are taught by faculty committed to the professional and personal success of every student. No matter your major, you'll have learning experiences that will prepare you for lifelong success and a rewarding career.
Create a Custom Viewbook
Take your interest to the next level! Choose what interests you most at Widener—from majors and campus activities to career preparation and global opportunities—to get a personalized view of what we have to offer.
Straight from the Source
Learn more about the Widener student experience directly from the experts—our students.