3,427
Students
Financial aid thermometer
33,521
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
65
65%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address One University Place
Chester, PA  19013
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Email: admissions.office@widener.edu
Phone: 610-499-4126
Fax: 610-499-4676

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 Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
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
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Mechanical 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
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,045
Applied
3,955
Accepted
3,427
Enrolled
65%
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Female Admissions

3,559
Females Applied
2,312
Females Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,486
Males Applied
1,643
Males Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.46
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2.85
Recommended Interview

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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 590
SAT Math 510 590
ACT Composite 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

45,028
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Fees

920
Full-time student fees
14,446
Room & board
7,520
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 Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

33,521
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,505
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,799
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,815
Avg. Loan Aid
23,211
Avg. Grant Aid
27,827
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,427
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.28%
Black or African American 12.96%
White or Caucasian 69.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 3.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 3.24%
Other 2.22%

Gender

Male (43.42%)
Female (56.58%)

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 55%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Carnival, Greek Week and Homecoming

Student Services

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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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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
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

622
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 273
Part-time - 349
Male - 273
Female - 349