Widener University

Chester, PA, USA
3.85 Average Rating
Founded in 1821, Widener University is a private institution based in Chester, Pennsylvania, and designated a “Doctoral Research University.” Widener has a “selective” admissions process and provides a traditional liberal arts education as well as professional programs. Favored majors include nursing, psychology, and accounting. The university operates campuses in Harrisburg and Exton, Pennsylvania, as well as Wilmington, Delaware.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
58%
Out of State Students
42%
0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1102
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,518
Total Number of Undergrads
3,436
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,701
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$45,028
Out-of-State Tuition
$45,028
0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,889
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
85
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Baltimore
Harrisburg
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
widener is filled with friendly students and an even friendlier faculty. the sports teams, both athletes and coaches, are dedicated and hard working. the course load is tough yet manageable, depending of course on your major.
Victoria from Delran, NJ
I honestly love it here. It is close enough to Philadelphia to go to do stuff there but far enough away for it to not be too city-like. The staff are very helpful and are always working to improve.
Brittany from Central Square, NY

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