Widener University: Ranking & Review

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Chester
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United States
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Widener University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate65%66%65%
Applicants6,0452,4863,559
Admissions3,9551,6432,312
Enrolled undergraduates787350437
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,5182,3404,178

2,913 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,012 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores708
Percent of students submitting SAT scores92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
550
Math
550

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores154
Percent of students submitting ACT scores20%
ACT Composite
22
ACT English
22
ACT Math
22

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $25.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Widener University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$61,218$61,218
Off-campus$56,014$56,014
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,024 and other expenses per full academic year.

Widener University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,726 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$43,296$43,296
Fees for full-time undergraduates$870$870
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,442$1,442
Tuition for Full-time graduates$22,300$22,300
Fees for full-time graduates$300$300
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$928$928

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs202256662373
Legal Professions and Studies3252171228
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services14087227
Education2510130156
Psychology673242141
Engineering11710127
Public Administration and Social Service Professions13993115
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3838
Social Sciences3030
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service23528
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2121
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities59115
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1515
Physical Sciences88
English Language and Literature & Letters77
Natural Resources and Conservation33
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
History11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Mathematics and Statistics11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Grand Total287464553081,537

A total of 774 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Widener University.

At the master's and doctor's level 763 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate57%51%62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Founded1862
MottoMens Sana In Corpore Sano
Sound Mind in Sound Body
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorswidener blue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,024
Instructional FTE405
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.widener.edu
AddressOne University Place
Chester, Pennsylvania, 19013-5792
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population34,000
Phone6104994000
Fax+1 (610) 499 4676

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