Widener University

Chester, PA

Widener University

Chester, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$48,575

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,280
Declined 1,459
Total Received 5,739
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Private

3,359

undergraduate students

3,933

graduate students

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School Facts

Widener University, founded in 1821, is a private, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business Administration, Engineering, Hospitality Management, Human Service Professions, and Nursing; and University College. Its 105-acre main campus is located in Chester, 10 miles from Philadelphia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,292
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational

105-acre suburban main campus in Chester (population: 33,988), 10 miles from Philadelphia; branch campuses in Harrisburg and in Wilmington, DE. Served by train; major airport serves Philadelphia. School operates shuttle bus on campus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Widener University
1 University Place
Chester, PA
19013

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
515
75th
610
25th
520
75th
25
25th
19
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,280
Declined 1,459
Total Received 5,739

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$27,188

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,770
Room $7,167
Board $6,534
Additional fees $805
Books & supplies $1,332
Total $63,608
Average Financial Aid - $27,188
Total with Avg. Aid $36,420

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,927,369
State $2,099,361
Institutional $56,358,732
Other external $802,618
Total $63,188,080

Non-need-based

Federal $48,343
State
Institutional $12,994,628
Other external $256,151
Total $13,299,122
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 610 499-4174
F: 610 499-4687
finaidmc@mail.widener.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

hockey, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Commonwealth Conference, Middle Atlantic Conferences

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Related Services, Other.
Accounting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business Statistics.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Science.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
Gerontology.
Health Law.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Informatics.
Information Science/Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Science.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Education.
Nursing Practice.
Nursing Science.
Office Management and Supervision.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Photojournalism.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Taxation.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,292

total students

55%

in-state

45%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

46%

3,359
students

Female
58%
1,951

Male
42%
1,408

54%

3,933
students

Female
73%
2,867

Male
27%
1,066

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

2,794
students

Female
55%
1,549

Male
45%
1,245

17%

565
students

Female
71%
402

Male
29%
163

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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