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Why Widener?

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Named a 2024 National College of Distinction

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96% of the undergrad Class of 2023 achieved career goals within 6 months of graduation

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Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Network of 65,000+ alumni around the world

66% of students complete a co-op or internship—14% higher than the national average

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1-year paid co-op experience — still graduate in 4 years

50+ graduate programs, including top-ranked master‘s & doctoral degrees

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Widener manages $8-10 million in annual research grant funding

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Named a College of Distinction for Career Preparation

$67,800 median starting salary for undergrads

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96% of the Class of 2023 achieved career goals within 6 months of graduation

$113,000 median mid-career salary for undergrads

87% of undergrad students live on campus their first year

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80+ student clubs & organizations

79% participate in civic engagement—27% higher than the national average

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300+ annual campus events

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Nearly 100% of undergraduates receive financial aid

Widener offers $50 million in scholarships and grants annually

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ROTC student scholarships cover up to 100% of tuition

Transfer scholarships start at $20,000 per year for undergrads

Student Perspectives

I loved having the opportunity to do research, but also having the opportunity to research with a large medical device company—that’s something you don’t see quite often.
Shaylyn Westmoreland
Class of 2023 and 2024
Graduate | Biomedical Engineering
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Student Perspectives

My time at Widener was filled with hands-on experiences and connections that shaped my journey to working for the Philadelphia Union.
Niko Dinoulis
Class of 2019
Undergraduate | Communication Studies
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Student Perspectives

My time at Widener was my very first interaction with chemical engineering and the medical side of things. I really like this and want to look into whether I can get a job in the future in this area.
Daniël van der Spoel
Class of 2024
Undergraduate | Computer Science
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Daniël van der Spoel

Student Perspectives

Before my summer research experience exploring hypersonic vehicles for space missions, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. My research project opened me up to aerospace engineering.
Vinny Csercsevits
Class of 2025
Undergraduate | Mechanical Engineering
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Vinny Csercsevits

Student Perspectives

Speaking at TEDx has given me confidence to speak on large-scale social issues. I am thrilled I was able to bring awareness to human trafficking, and will devote my nursing practice to creating positive change that empowers survivors.
Natalie Sassi
Class of 2023
Undergraduate | Nursing
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