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Why choose Widener University in Philadelphia?

Widener University offers the competitive edge of a top-ranking university in the USA with a well-established network of staff, alumni and potential employers.

Widener University combines reputation and academic quality with career preparation and a commitment to developing leadership skills through service learning, all in a great location for international students. It provides a first-rate university education in America!

Top ranking university

Widener University is a nationally-ranked, private university in the USA. Ranked #189 by US News & World Report, it places among the top 5% of universities and colleges in America. It also has an excellent reputation in other American University rankings publications.

Premier location in Philadelphia

Located only 20 minutes away from Center City Philadelphia, Widener University brings the enjoyment of the big city to its students. The campus, which covers nearly half a square kilometer, is located close to of some of America's most culturally diverse and commercially vibrant metropolitan areas - New York City and Washington DC are merely 2 hours away.

High quality academics

Being a nationally ranked university, Widener offers quality programs in a wide range of undergraduate majors and graduate degrees.

Widener University's School of Business Administration ranks among the top business schools worldwide, holding AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation - a prestigious accreditation that less than 5% of the world's business schools hold.

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The University also boasts one of the best engineering programs in America, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012 and ranked #115 undergraduate engineering program in the USA by US News & World Report.

Widener University's Hospitality Management program is ranked among the top 20 in the United States by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education

Personal attention and support

International Study Center student at Widener University in Philadelphia

Widener University giving students the advantage of dynamic teaching and individual attention, with small class sizes and a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Starting your first year, Widener programs lay the foundation for your success both in and out of the classroom - from thorough orientation programs that provide support as you adapt to American culture, to English language and study skills courses that help you develop critical thinking skills, time management, and fluency in English. At Widener, you will find many opportunities to develop confidence and achieve your goals.

Strong internship and recruitment network

Widener students choose from over 1000 organizations annually, to participate in co-ops, internships, clinics, or public service, gaining relevant practical experience alongside academic coursework.

Widener University graduates move on to develop successful careers - 89% of Widener graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate study.

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