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Widener University

Chester, PA

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Overview

Widener University is a University institution located in Chester, PA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address One University Place
Chester, PA  19013-5792
United States
Contact Phone: 888-WIDENER

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, Other Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services, Other Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Photojournalism Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Informatics Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Psychology Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mechatronics, Robotics, And Automation Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition/writing Studies, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Allied Health And Medical Assisting Services, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer And Ultrasound Technician Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Industrial Radiologic Technology/technician Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Anthropology, Other Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,961
Applied
5,227
Accepted
2,498
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

3,330
Females Applied
2,986
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,631
Males Applied
2,241
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.49
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported October 1st Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 1st November 25th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 545 650
SAT Math 560 640
ACT Composite 22 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,598
Private
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Fees

1,040
Full-time student fees
15,530
Room & board
8,200
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

39,640
Avg. Financial Aid Package
450,259
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
32,658
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,427
Avg. Loan Aid
29,529
Avg. Grant Aid
35,281
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,498
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.26%
Black or African American 18.15%
White or Caucasian 65.54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 4.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 1.2%
Other 2.95%

Gender

Male (42.47%)
Female (59.81%)

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 42%

Student Activities

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Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
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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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

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

Faculty

619
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 274
Part-time - 345
Male - 257
Female - 429
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