Widener University

Widener University

One University Place Chester PA 19013



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 & sciences.

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.

First Choice University

  • Our beautiful 110-acre main campus in the metropolitan Philadelphia area is a great place to live, study, and have fun.
  • The Wall Street Journal ranks Widener University a Top 10 Philadelphia-area school.
  • In a recent survey, 90% of Widener seniors rated their overall Widener experience as “excellent” or “good.”
  • Our median post-graduate salary was $52,900; over $18,000 more than the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.


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Work While Studying

Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students can work anywhere on and off campus for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.

Post-Grad Work Permit

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

Conditional Offer Letter

Even if you do NOT meet our minimum English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), you still can get conditionally accepted in the program of your choice with the condition of completing our English program prior to starting your chosen program.

Programs with Co-op Option

Cooperative education (or co-operative education) is a method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience (“co-op”), provides academic credit for structured job experience. Co-ops are full-time, paid or unpaid positions.

Type of Accommodation 

Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival in Canada & the USA as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations: On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations: The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.



Avg Cost of Tuition per Year: USD$ 21,834
Cost of Living/Year: USD$ 13,838

Estimated Total per Year: USD$ 35,672

Colleges, Schools and Departments

When you enroll in an undergraduate or graduate academic program at Widener University, you’re taking the first step toward achieving your career and life goals.

College students of all ages love Widener for its academic quality, access to professors, and focus on experiential learning, leadership development,career preparation, and community service.

Degree Programs at Widener

No matter where you are in your studies, Widener has a program for you. Check out our academic programs to see which one fits you best.

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate & Extended Learning Programs
  • Online Programs

Not Sure Yet What You Want To Study?

Widener academics offerings are distributed across several individual schools and centers of learning. Our academic programs include over 60 undergraduate majors and minors and numerous graduate and professional degrees.

  • School of Business Administration
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Center for Extended Learning
  • School of Engineering
  • Center for Education
  • Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Center for Human Sexuality Studies
  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
  • Institute of Physical Therapy Education
  • Delaware Law School
  • Commonwealth Law School
  • School of Nursing
  • Center for Social Work Education



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