Widener University Delaware Campus

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.

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Contacting Widener University-Delaware

Widener University-Delaware Campus
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington , DE 19803
General Phone: (302) 477-2100

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Widener University-Delaware Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law308law, legal research, legal assistant
Business and Management2business management, operations management, accounting, business and related services
Computer Science and Engineering1information science
Medicine0health professions
Liberal Arts0liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology0radiation therapist

Number of programs and degrees for Widener University-Delaware in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree56
Bachelor's degree129
Doctor's degree - professional practice2662
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Master's degree251
Post-master's certificate01
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship31
Doctor's degree - other01

Widener University-Delaware Student Body

In 2007-2008, Widener University-Delaware had a total enrollment of 1,170 students (1,123 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 22%
Graduate 78%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 10%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 28%
25-29 39%
30-34 11%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey10%

Widener University-Delaware Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %
Part-Time 50 %

Widener University-Delaware Room and Board (2007)

Widener University-Delaware offers campus housing for 193 of its 1,123 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Wilmington, Delaware for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Delaware Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Widener University-Delaware Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,480
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,480
Room charge $ 4,625
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Widener University-Delaware participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 331301)

Widener University-Delaware Faculty

Widener University-Delaware has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track71
Non-tenured and not on tenure track212

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$137,6119$131,335
Associate professoracademic year14$111,5946$101,833
Assistant professoracademic year1*0*
Instructoracademic year2*9$68,074
All faculty totalacademic year32$120,66224$100,237

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Widener University-Delaware Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

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