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Widener University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized 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
  • Elizabeth from West Chester, PA
  • Jul-10-2017 I am a current student here

    The food at Widener University is good with a variety of choices in the dining hall with a buffet style setup. There are also different choices for students to choose from on campus if they don't want to eat at the dining hall. Students can also eat at one of three small eating areas in Kapelski Learning Center, Kirkbride Hall, and Freedom Hall or choose between the P.O.D., Burger Studios, Subway, Moe's, or Einstein Bros Bagels.

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  • 3
  • T.T - Union, NJ
  • Jan-03-2016 I am a current student here

    Consistent and redundant but at least it's consistent. John the omelette guy is the most consistent person I've ever met.

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  • 4
  • Gabriela from Blue Bell, PA
  • Dec-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Widener's Cafeteria is not the best but it is great if you're crunched for time. This semester we just got a Moe's and an Einstein Bagel place in our new dorm Harris Hall, which stepped up the food game a bit.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Tower City, PA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    I enjoy the food. This past year Moe's and Einsteins Bagel's opened,so it gave students a much better variety.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elizabeth from West Chester, PA
  • Jul-10-2017 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life at Widener University is like a community within the Widener community. The different fraternities and sororities get involved with one another to create events for socializing and making new friends. The Greek Life is also very involved with the community and have a good impact on both the Chester community and the Widener University community as a whole.

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  • 0
  • T.T - Union, NJ
  • Jan-03-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a good experience students within each fraternity are close to one another sororities as well even more so because it's small school. Great bonds are formed and life long friends are made. You definitely do not need to be in one but it's like opening up a new map in your college experience that make college itself more fullfilling.

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  • 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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