Widener University Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Published on July 10, 2024

Widener University outside Philadelphia is a great choice for international students looking for training, mentors, and career opportunities in STEM, health care, business, and other professional development programs.

Widener University in Pennsylvania, known for its strong emphasis on experiential learning and well-rounded degree programs, is now accepting international student applications through Shorelight. Established in 1821 near Philadelphia, Widener University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines including business, engineering, and nursing.

Students at Widener University benefit from small class sizes, personalized support, and hands-on learning experiences that allow them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to advance in their careers.

Why Choose Widener University?

  • Career Potential Widener University partners with top area employers to provide students with opportunities to gain valuable work experience and professional connections. In fact, Widener is the official university of Philadelphia's Major League Soccer (MLS) club, the Union.

  • Accelerated degree programs — Students can earn professional credentials in less time with Widener University’s accelerated 4 + 1 program. This innovative option allows students in any undergraduate program to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years (compared to the typical six years of study).

  • High earning potential for graduates — Graduates enjoy a strong return on their educational investment at Widener University. Mid-career salaries of undergraduate alumni rank among the top 22% nationwide; alumni are employed at industry-leading companies such as Boeing, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL).

Accolades for Widener University

U.S. News & World Report, 2024

  • Top 5 - Pennsylvania Healthcare Management MBA Programs

  • #138 - Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)

  • #178 - Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

  • #183 - Nursing (tie)

  • #227 - National Universities (tie)

  • A Best College in Pennsylvania for Social Work

Colleges of Distinction

  • National College of Distinction

  • Pennsylvania College of Distinction

  • Recognized for undergraduate business, education, engineering, and nursing programs

  • Recognized for career development, equity & inclusion, and military support

National League for Nursing

  • Center Of Excellence for Advancing the Science Of Nursing Education — Widener University’s School Of Nursing

Nursing Schools Almanac

  • Top 30 Nationwide Schools of Nursing

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • One of only 5% accredited business schools nationwide — Widener University’s School of Business Administration

Widener University’s Degree Programs for International Students


School of Business Administration

  • Business-Financial Planning, BS

  • Business-Management, BS

School of Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering, BS

  • Robotics Engineering, BS

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Computer Science, BS

  • Biology, BS

School of Nursing

  • Nursing, BSN

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School of Business Administration

  • Professional MBA

School of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering, MS

School of Nursing

  • Nursing Science, PhD

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At Widener University, students have access to tools and resources to pursue personal growth, academic excellence, and professional development. Enroll at Widener University and become one step closer to achieving your goals.

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