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Widener University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 539 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 9 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,076)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,240)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 107 59 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 18 14 - -
Field Hockey - 23 - -
Football 133 - - -
Golf 11 - - -
Lacrosse 39 22 - -
Soccer 28 24 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming 19 23 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 13.4%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 2.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 64.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 15
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Lauren from Haddonfield, NJ
  • 4
  • I lived in Engineering housing my freshman year, which I would most definitely recommend to any incoming freshman. It quickly allowed me to make friends and it was convenient having…

  • Sep-05-2012 Read More
  • Victoria from Delran, NJ
  • 5
  • freshman dorm life at widener is definitely an experience, if a hall gets along well and if you get along with your roommate, you will have hands down the best…

  • Feb-07-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Amanda from Wilmington, DE
  • Apr-13-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is a main dining hall and a few other smaller food places like subway. There is a vegetarian station at the main dining hall as well.

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  • 1
  • Kristen from Munster, IN
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Weekends suck! Might as well go home every weekend and what's the point of going away to college if you're going to do that?

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  • 1
  • anonymous
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Food sucks! The salad bar is pretty good, but everything else is too greasy or not edible. There is not enough room for everyone to sit during busy hours. The staff in the dining hall are pretty chill.

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  • 5
  • Aubrey from Media, PA
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is very good. They have plenty of places you can get a snack or you can go to the cafeteria and get a whole meal. At Widener, any student can go get breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the cafeteria so it is not limited to only resident students.

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  • 3
  • Honorio from Ridley Park, PA
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is bearable. It could obviously be a lot better. The best part about a school is usually not its food. It is hard to find a seat at 12 for lunch, but you learn that. Learn schedules your friends have so you do not sit along. But different varieties are open to the cafe each day, with some weeks dedicated to oversea dining.

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  • 3
  • Taylor from New Castle, DE
  • Oct-11-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is definitely edible but there's some days where you just can't deal with the meals in the cafe. The Burger Studio and Subway come in really handy on those days.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Broomall, PA
  • Sep-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is always trying new foods and its exciting. The cafe was recently updated and with that an updated menu with more options and variety of choices. There is always something for everyone to eat.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jay
  • Jul-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Small greek life, that is restricted with many rules. Most Frats are on probation by the school.

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  • 0
  • Georgia from Bethlehem, PA
  • May-09-2013 I am a current student here

    13% of our student population is involved in Greek Life. I'm personally not involved, but most of my friends are and absolutely love it. Its something that if a student chooses to participate they have a great time in it, but if you are not involved in Greek Life there is still plenty to do.

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  • 0
  • ALICIA from Downingtown, PA
  • Mar-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Widener does have Greek Life, the university is not a big fan of it but it is popular and it is a lot of fun to be a part of.

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  • 0
  • Val
  • Mar-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Fraternities are big on campus

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  • 0
  • Susan from Westville, NJ
  • Jan-11-2013 I am a current student here

    My boyfriend is apart of a fraternity and loves it! They do great activities and i always enjoy being around his fraternity brothers!

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