Widener University

Chester, PA

Widener University

Chester, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$48,575

not including housing and food

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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-preparatory 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
Housing $7,167
Food $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 yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

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

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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 transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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