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Widener University

Chester, PA

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Overview

Widener University is a Comprehensive institution located in Chester, PA.

Location & Contact

Address One University Place
Chester, PA  19013-5792
United States

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Related Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services Related Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Psychology Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mechatronics, Robotics, And Automation Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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French Checkmark
Modern Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Industrial Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,422
Applied
4,474
Accepted
3,345
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

3,748
Females Applied
2,598
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,674
Males Applied
1,876
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.45
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2.85

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 600
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

46,378
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Fees

47,328
Full-time student fees
14,736
Room & board
7,672
Room only

Financial Aid

34,073
Avg. Financial Aid Package
36,170
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,048
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,413
Avg. Loan Aid
24,675
Avg. Grant Aid
28,880
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
72%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,345
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.02%
Black or African American 12.59%
White or Caucasian 71.03%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 3.26%
Two or more races 3.83%
Other 1.82%

Gender

Male (42.96%)
Female (57.04%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 47%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Carnival, Greek Week and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

641
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 271
Part-time - 370
Male - 271
Female - 370