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Widener University Delaware Campus

Widener University was initially established as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821. Over the years, the institute went through quite a few changes in name and status. It became the Widener College in 1972, and was finally named the Widener University in 1979. It has 3 campuses in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware. The 40-acre Delaware campus is located in North Wilmington, and was set up in 1975. Widener University - Delaware campus offers a wide variety of degree programs in the field of legal studies. The university offers study through the following academic divisions:
  • Legal Education Institute
  • School of Law
Widener University supports over 20 varsity teams in basketball, baseball, football, golf, lacrosse, cross country, soccer, track and field, swimming, softball, field hockey, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Prides, the teams compete in the Middle Atlantic Corporation. In addition, students of the Delaware campus are involved in various clubs and organizations such as the Student Bar Association, Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, Moot Court Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Delta Phi, and OUTLaw.

Profile of Widener University Delaware CampusThe main campus of Widener University Delaware is in Wilmington, DE (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Widener University Delaware offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to law.

Widener University Delaware Selectivity

Widener University Delaware admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Widener University Delaware are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 170 enrolled students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"As a leading metropolitan university, we achieve our mission at Widener by creating a learning environment where curricula are connected to societal issues through civic engagement. We lead by providing a unique combination of liberal arts and professional education in a challenging, scholarly, and culturally diverse academic community. We engage our students through dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning. We inspire our students to be citizens of character who demonstrate professional and civic leadership. We contribute to the vitality and well-being of the communities we serve. " Widener University Delaware Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Law327law, legal research, legal assistant
Business and Management11business management, business and related services, accounting, operations management
Computer Science and Engineering2information science
Liberal Arts2liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology1radiation therapist
Medicine0health professions

Contact: Widener University DelawareWidener University Delaware Campus

4601 Concord Pike

Wilmington, DE 19803

General Phone: (302) 477-2100


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