Widener University

Chester, PA

Widener University

Chester, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$48,740

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,474
Declined 1,948
Total Received 6,422
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Private

3,345

undergraduate students

3,256

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 6,601
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

Widener University
1 University Place
Chester
19013

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Spring Carnival
  • Greek Week
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.45

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,474
Declined 1,948
Total Received 6,422

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $47,770
Room & board $14,812
Additional fees $970
Books & supplies $1,332
Other fees $1,224
Total $66,108

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Ice hockey, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Rugby

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Anthropology
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Studies
Financial Planning and Services
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Modern Languages
Operations Management and Supervision
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology Teacher Education
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,601

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

51%

3,345
students

Female
57%
1,908

Male
43%
1,437

49%

3,256
students

Female
73%
2,379

Male
27%
877

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

2,910
students

Female
56%
1,607

Male
44%
1,303

14%

435
students

Female
70%
301

Male
30%
134

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 51%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

116

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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