Widener University Rankings

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In the World#1329 of 14178
In North America#409 of 2629
In the United States#370 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#17 of 155
In Chester#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
72%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$31,666 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
3,223
Graduates
3,273
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Widener University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate72%72%72%
Applicants6,2452,6053,640
Admissions4,4901,8872,603
Freshmen enrolled full time727354373
Freshmen enrolled part time35728

1,309 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,080 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
683 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1040
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Widener University are 1040-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
123 or 17%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Widener University are 20-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4246 (66%)
Black or African American974 (15%)
Hispanic394 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown336 (5%)
Asian202 (3%)
Two or more races169 (3%)
Nonresident Alien155 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$31,666/year
Average aid awarded
$29,991
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$31,431
$30-48K$26,560
$48-75K$30,093
$75-110K$30,744
$110K+$32,587

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$46,378$23,830
Tuition in-state$46,378$23,830
Tuition out-of-state$46,378$23,830
Fee in-district$950$300
Fee in-state$950$300
Fee out-of-state$950$300

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,726
Combined charge for room and board$14,736
Room charge$7,672
Meal charge$7,064

Widener University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Social Work142634
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse185
Law176
Clinical Psychology3425
Mechanical Engineering498
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other4411
Business Administration and Management, General1140
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other10346
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing49
Public Health Education and Promotion336
Physical Therapy & Therapist39
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration325
Psychology, General34
Biology & Biological Sciences, General34
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2310
Civil Engineering, General276
Accounting29
Finance, General23
Early Childhood Education and Teaching175
Chemical Engineering182
Hospitality Administration & Management, General18
Psychology, Other17
Computer Science14
Health & Health Care Administration & Management14
Educational Leadership and Administration, General14
Electrical and Electronics Engineering13
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication12
Business Statistics10
Health Law10
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law91
International Relations and Affairs9
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies8
Photojournalism8
Political Science and Government, General8
Environmental Science7
Sociology7
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other7
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration7
Computer and Information Sciences, General6
Anthropology6
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services6
Nursing Science6
Education, General5
English Language and Literature, General5
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching5
Public Administration5
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer4
English & Language Arts Teacher Education13
History, General4
Mathematics Teacher Education4
Management Science4
Gerontology4
Chemistry, General3
Broadcast Journalism3
Secondary Education and Teaching3
Tourism and Travel Services Management3
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence3
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education3
Physics, General2
Business & Commerce, General2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other2
French Language and Literature2
Informatics2
Special Education and Teaching, Other2
Engineering & Industrial Management2
Legal Assistant & Paralegal1
Biochemistry1
History Teacher Education1
Communication and Media Studies, Other1
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other1
Anthropology, Other1
Creative Writing1
Business & Managerial Economics1
Reading Teacher Education1
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services1
Nursing Education1
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision1
Nursing Practice1
Grand Total14753563282
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate65%61%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,435
Citations
44,570

Publication count by topic

Psychology
592
Medicine
359
Political science
201
Business
187
Economics
166
Sociology
155
Computer science
143
Materials science
92
Engineering
83
Chemistry
78
Biology
70
Mathematics
53
Physics
43
Environmental science
26
Geography
24
Art
20
History
13
Geology
9
Philosophy
6

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business7416,655
Economics8035,926
Sociology10251,873
Psychology107510,265
Political science1271544
History136853
Engineering14202,599
Medicine17395,378
Art189713
Physics19511,168
Materials science21732,510
Philosophy22478
Geology2337184
Mathematics2573822
Computer science26231,156
Geography2710157
Biology31101,374
Chemistry32481,120
Environmental science3627110

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19903461
19912676
19922483
199331105
199436120
199538144
199641151
199741161
199860218
199947267
200034284
200150426
200249478
200353715
200448628
200565778
200677974
2007891131
2008881520
2009811811
2010932027
20111002386
20121012608
20131162967
20141103092
20151263240
2016943019
20171202947
20181032814
2019973116
20201073510

General info

Founded1862
WikipediaWidener University
MottoMens Sana In Corpore Sano
Sound Mind in Sound Body
Colorswidener blue, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff1,064
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressOne University Place
Chester, Pennsylvania, 19013-5792
United States
City population34,000
Phone6104994000
Fax+1 (610) 499 4676

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