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Here, from day one, you will be an insider.

The Widener Advantage

When you graduate, you won’t just be starting your career. You’ll be continuing the work you’ve been doing all along.

The Inside Track

We’ve built our academic programs to be centers of excellence and influence—fueled by distinguished faculty, high-impact research, and innovative degree paths that are shaping and informing their fields.

At every step, professors guide your progress, providing individualized instruction and continual feedback. They’ll help you prepare, not just for the future, but for the specific future you imagine for yourself.

With deep industry ties, our professors serve as professional mentors, providing insider perspectives that prepare you for the job market—and place you above the competition. Their connections help provide you with professional development opportunities (from internships to research to co-ops) that serve as launch pads when you graduate.

You’ll leave Widener with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and network you need to ace the interview, get the job, and quickly rise in your profession.

You’ll be ready and confident. And on the inside track.

Get Ready for Your Career (By Doing It)

Four students. Four stories of success. Professional experience, industry insights, and alumni connections help our students launch their careers before they even graduate.

Points of Pride

From the reputation of your degree to the size of your salary, here are a few compelling reasons to keep Widener on your short list.

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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Top 18%

Payscale ranks Widener in the top 18% nationwide with an alumni mid-career salary of $101,100. 

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Best Value College

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

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Best in the Mid-Atlantic

Widener ranked among the 2020 Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges & Universities.

13:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.

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An Education With Built-In Advantage

You’ll prepare for distinction and success in your career of choice by learning in a place that is helping to shape the future of your field. Embedded within your program of study will be hands-on professional experiences, industry-specific leadership development, and close mentorship from industry insiders.

Faculty Mentor

Faculty Who Invest in Your Success

Respected researchers and leaders in their fields, our professors make an extraordinary investment in their students’ success—providing individualized mentorship and continual feedback, coordinating with other faculty to maximize your development, and sharing career guidance informed by their industry experience.

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Help Shape Your Future Profession

The value of your degree will be elevated by Widener’s dual reputation: 1) for being on the leading edge of research and scholarship that is shaping the professional and scientific landscape and 2) for offering respected and innovative programs that are preparing the future practitioners and leaders of their fields.

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Prepare to Lead in Your Field

Industry-specific leadership development means you’ll be fluent in the terminology, trends, and technology of your field before you even enter it. You’ll have the skills and intangibles to get the interview, land the job, and quickly advance in your career—to greater responsibility and higher compensation.

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The Ideal Setting for Your Education

With historic elegance and cutting-edge facilities, our warm and walkable campus feels like a second home. We’re a ten-minute train ride from the professional opportunities and cultural treasures of Philadelphia, and within few hours’ drive of New York and D.C. Artsy and diverse, our local neighborhood is a rich source of civic partnerships and opportunities for experiential learning.

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