Widener University
Chester, PA, USA

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Widener University
3.85 Average Rating

Maya from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Widener University is a wonderful University Filled with wonderful and caring faculty. I am so excited to be apart of Widener's pride and I encourage anyone who is interested in enrolling to go ahead and take that extra step to apply. The programs that this university offers are endless and the help they offer is exactly what a freshman like me deserves. I give this school 5 stars!
Am enjoying being here
Very clean campus and full of friendly people.
Bang for the buck
Small classes and extra academic help from people who care!
Tips for prospective students
Come and get the best education in Pa.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who is serious in succeeding.
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Nicky from Collingdale, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Since Widener is a private school, the classes are generally small. The largest amount of students I have been in a class with is probably fifteen students. This means the professors are able to focus more on students and help them with topics they are having trouble with. Widener also offers tutoring programs for students.
Am enjoying being here
Students are friendly and bubbly. There are tons of things to do on campus, such as the rock climbing wall, billiard tables, lounges, and various clubs.
Bang for the buck
I believe that for the small class sizes, how friendly most people on campus are, most teachers will tell you to get your priorities straight if you are doing not too well in a class, it is the best bang for the buck.
Tips for prospective students
If you do decide to come to Widener, join a club or two. Stay active on campus in extracurricular activities. Also get a planner, you will need to have good time management or you will be a mess.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants to be more serious about getting a quality education. There are tutoring programs, along with a writing center for students who need to get their paper's reviewed. In the writing center, they also help you brainstorm your essay topic.
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Stephanie from Tucson, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
When I went to college, I expected classes to be bigger and professors less connected with students. With Widener this wasn’t true. Class sizes are small, so professors get to know students and generally care about them. Most of the professors I have had so far are passionate about what they teach, and have given me a lot of valuable, practical knowledge and material to lean. Most will listen to you, help you, and give you a second chance if you need it. Some teachers do expect a lot of work and studying out of students, so it is important to learn good time management, studying, and work skills.
Am enjoying being here
I like being at Widener because of the people there. Most students are friendly and are easy to get along with. I am a student athlete and have enjoyed being part of my school and my team. it’s a little tricky to juggle extracurricular activities, work, studying, and fun- but if I can do it, most people should be able to too. The campus is pretty at times- and were getting renovations done throughout this summer. I have to admit I am excited to see it! There are couple of things I do not enjoy about Widener though. There is a lack of food options if you live on campus and the cafeteria can get really boring and dissatisfying. There is also a lack of study places and meeting places- most students resort to the library. I also wish there was more ethnic diversity at this school. There’s one more thing-a lot of students leave on certain breaks, weekends, and holidays, so if you live far away from campus like me, you can feel like your living in a ghost town.

Bang for the buck
Living in Tucson, Arizona you don’t get many people who have heard of Widener University. Through extraordinary chances I have met people who have heard about Widener or knows someone who went there. I have never heard one of them say a bad thing about Widener, in-fact, they only have great comments about it. For the reputation you get for going to Widener, the value is great. I also feel that Widener (for my major at least), prepares you for your future and gives you invaluable knowledge and training that you might not get at any other school. It is pricey though, and I am stressing out over tuition costs. Luckily, Widener does offer some good scholarships and grants. You might/probably will have to look else where for aid though.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend prospective students to get involved with a club and/or athletic team as soon as possible. They help you make friends faster and you get more involved with the school. Definitely get acquainted with time management and good work and study skills, you will need them. Make sure to take care of your work but don’t forget to have fun too. If you do fall behind and are having trouble, take advantage of the tutoring, office hours, and student programs. Be prepared to get bored of the cafeteria-buy some back up snacks or save money to order out/eat out. If your from really far away, don’t forget to experience Philly and get ready for cold weather. Also, don’t expect most students to be from a far off state like me. Most students will be from Pennsylvania and Jersey.
Great for these types of students
I would recommend Widener to those who want to get a good quality education with practical knowledge and experience in an intimate setting. If big colleges, lots of people, lots of buildings and the thought of your professor not knowing your name scares you, Widener is certainly for you. If you also like to participate in sports and clubs, Wideners a great school.
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