Widener University Main Campus
Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. Its main campus sits on 108 acres (.44 km²), just 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Philadelphia. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Exton) and one in Wilmington, Delaware.
Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Wilmington, Delaware. It became the The Alsop School for Boys from 1846–1853, and then Hyatt's Select School for Boys from 1853-1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858 and in 1859 the school changed its name to Delaware Military Academy. It moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and became Pennsylvania Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972.
About 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students attend Widener in eight degree-granting schools. The university offers associate's, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in areas ranging from traditional liberal arts to professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. Widener was ranked #181 in the National Universities category by US News & World Report for 2012.
Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership, and service matter. Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement. We offer liberal arts and sciences and professional programs leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
We have a long history of turning out leaders with a formula that works. At Widener, we believe that academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement lead to success.
Our close-knit community includes top-notch teachers, nationally renowned researchers, and students from 22 states and 26 countries who are passionate about learning, leadership, and making a difference.
When they are not engaged in experiential learning assignments, our students and faculty members lend a hand through community service projects in our hometown of Chester and in communities around the world. In addition, with Philadelphia only 20 minutes away, we have a living laboratory where students earn practical experience through internships and co-op opportunities.
Our beautiful 110-acre main campus in Chester is a great place to live, study, and have fun, and we have satellite campuses in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware, too.
The Widener University Main Campus is a Private university located in Chester.
The Widener University Main Campus was founded in 1821.
The current president of Widener University Main Campus is Dr. Julie E. Wollman.
According to verified online sources, the Widener University Main Campus enrolls a total of 12928 students.
According to the main website, the Widener University Main Campus has a total student population of 6464 undergraduate students and 6464 graduate students.