Widener University


Widener University offers over 80 programs including 50 undergraduate degrees, 30 minors and 30 graduate degrees. The school is comprised of eight different schools including the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Engineering, the School of Hospitality Management, the School of Human Service Professions, the School of Law, the School of Nursing and University College.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers 24 majors across three divisions: Humanities, Science and Social Science. Degrees include English, modern language and philosophy. The college also runs Pre-Law and Pre-Medicine programs. The Pre-Law program prepares students for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

The Widener University School of Hospitality Management is one of the earliest schools devoted to this field and was ranked 16 out of 200 hospitality programs evaluated by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education. The school offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in a host of fields including hotel and resort management and tourism. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriot Dining Room is open to the public and is the laboratory where students receive real-world training and experience.

The Law School at Widener is situated on two different campuses and offers many programs and degrees. Widener offers three year and four year Juris Doctor Programs, and dual programs like the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration among others. Graduate programs can be found in health law and corporate law. There are also continuing legal education and bar programs offered.

The School of Human Service Professions offers students degrees in four academic divisions including the Center for Education, the Center for Social Work Education, the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and the Institute for Physical Therapy Education. Degrees offered include: special education, physical therapy and general social work.

Widener University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Information Summary

Ranks 60th in Pennsylvania and 713th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 84.0
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $63,422
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 26 / 1200
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 17 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 78% / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 6,621


New students applying for admission to Widener must complete a school application, submit an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores and a counselor evaluation form submitted from the student’s high school.

Law school applicants students must complete an application, submit a personal statement as to why they want to be in the program, submit official undergraduate transcripts with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, and two letters of recommendation with one from a dean or professor of the school.


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Financial Aid

Students must apply for the FAFSA to be considered for aid. Widener offers loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Grants include Federal Pell Grants, Federal ACG and SMART Grants and Widener Grant-In Aid.

Scholarships include Widener Academic Scholarships and Private Scholarships.

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Ranks 153rd for the average student loan amount.
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Widener sponsors more than 80 clubs and organizations including the Italian Club, the Young Republicans and Democrats and the Criminal Justice Organization. The school also sponsors many Greek organizations.

Theatre Widener is a troupe consisting of students, staff and alumni. The theatre serves the community and is open to the public.

The Pioneer Review is the school literary journal.

The University Center at Widener is a site on campus where students can hang out and relax with events and programs.

The man campus at Widener sits on 108 acres just south of Philadelphia. The school also runs three outlying campuses in Harrisburg and Exton, Pennsylvania and one in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Widener sponsors 20 intercollegiate athletics including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball and women’s field hockey. The Pride competes in the Middle Atlantic Corporations in the NCAA Division III.

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