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Widener University

Pennsylvania, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,500 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Private

About Widener University

At Widener University, we believe academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement are the foundations for success.

Those values are incorporated into more than 60-degree options university-wide, including top-ranked programs in nursing, engineering, social work, and the arts & science.

Widener meets students where they are in their education journeys, with associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees.

We have two distinct law schools in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware, too.

Our close-knit community of top-notch teachers, nationally renowned researchers, and students from 48 states and 37 countries are passionate about learning, leadership, and making a difference.

Campus information

Wolfgram Memorial Library that houses an extensive collection of print, periodical, audiovisual and multimedia materials and on-line services, including our sexuality archives.

Widener’s Art Gallery is home to the university’s collection of 18th, 19th,and 20th century American and European paintings as well as African and Oceanic pottery.

The PMC Museum, in partnership with the Widener University Archives, brings to life the history of the Pennsylvania Military College and honors the military and civilian achievements of its distinguished alumni.

The Widener University Observatory has 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes available for use by students and for public star-gazing programs.

In 2016, Widener acquired the Taylor Arboretum, a 30-acre reserve of plantings and natural lands located about a mile north of the university, which provides students greatly expanded opportunities for research and hands-on learning in the environmental and biological sciences and science education.

20 minutes from Philadelphia (the fifth largest city in the United States).


Widener's smoke-free, wireless campus has housing to suit a variety of interests and living styles. Our residence halls range from traditional, double-person rooms to apartment and suite-style living arrangements, in addition to small themed houses.

Each area of campus housing is unique and provides various features that enhance your experience including: study rooms, lounges, multipurpose rooms, and numerous programming spaces. In addition, campus housing is a short walking distance—15 minutes or less—from academic buildings, faculty offices, the dining hall, our state-of-the-art Pride Recreation Center, and other campus resources.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 5 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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