Campus Pathway

The Inside Track

Widener's bold new vision

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Emboldened by Strategic Leadership

Energized by President Wollman’s leadership, we’re building on historic strengths while setting our sights ever higher.

We’ve embarked on a university-wide strategy to evaluate and pivot the Widener education to anticipate the demands of a shifting global landscape—and to best prepare our students to leverage emerging possibilities.

We proceed with the confidence of knowing we’re on the right track. 

Learn More About Our Strategic Plan

We’re known by our Pride. This is how we roar.

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Powerhouse Programs

Our programs are known as centers of excellence—sources of cutting-edge research and thought leadership. Incubators for new approaches. Proving grounds for tomorrow’s pioneers. Aspiring to nothing less than defining the future of their fields and industries.

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Distinguished & Devoted Faculty

Our faculty are acclaimed voices and leaders in their fields—people whose research, scholarship, ideas, and policy are shaping the very fields their students are preparing to enter. Our exemplary faculty are uncommonly devoted to helping students succeed. Their leadership opens doors—yielding insights and networks that connect students to internships, co-ops, and clinical placements that accelerate careers.

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Cultivating Industry-Ready Leaders

Our ties to industry are strong and ever expanding. Faculty connections and well-placed Widener alumni create springboards for our graduates as they leave here to begin their next chapters. We’re nimble by necessity, preparing our students with the latest technologies, emerging insights, and up-to-date professional learning facilities that mirror their future workplace. 

Points of Pride

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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Region's 1st Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Major

Widener offers Pennsylvania’s first undergraduate robotics major, and one of very few nationwide.

Top Health Care Management Program in PA

Ranked top 5 in health care management programs in Pennsylvania.

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Top 30 in Nation

Our School of Nursing is proud to rank #28 out of more than 1,100 private institutions evaluated across the nation.  

Source: Nursing Schools Almanac


Recognized for Advancing Nursing Education

Only school nationwide to be named a Center of Excellence for advancing the science of nursing education.

Best Masters in Social Work 2021

Best Trauma-Focused Program

Our MSW was ranked one of the best master's in social work programs in 2022 based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Top School for Social Work in PA

Named a best college in Pennsylvania for social work

2023 Best Law Schools

Delaware Law School and Widener Law Commonwealth nationally ranked by the Princeton Review.

Ranked 11 out of 50

On the list of Editors' Choice 50 Best Accredited PsyD Programs for 2022

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A- Grade for Value

Named a top value college in Greater Philadelphia by