Widener University: Statistics

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#1665 of 14,131 In the World
#482 of 2,597 In North America
#435 of 2,496 In the United States
#23 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#242 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 13 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Average SAT
1123
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$32,695 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
2,912
Graduates
3,238
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.widener.edu

Widener University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 75% 76% 74%
Applicants 5,739 2,429 3,310
Admissions 4,280 1,842 2,438
Freshmen enrolled full time 598 286 312
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

1,047 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

5,062 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
553 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1035
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Widener University are 1035-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
90 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Widener University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3955 (64%)
Black or African American 903 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 407 (7%)
Hispanic 374 (6%)
Asian 208 (3%)
Two or more races 156 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 132 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$32,695/year
Average aid awarded
$30,113
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $29,378
$30-48K $31,220
$48-75K $31,002
$75-110K $30,148
$110K+ $33,305

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $47,770$24,500
Tuition in-state $47,770$24,500
Tuition out-of-state $47,770$24,500
Fee in-district $805$310
Fee in-state $805$310
Fee out-of-state $805$310

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,726
Combined charge for room and board $13,701
Room charge $7,167
Meal charge $6,534

Widener University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Social Work 10 296 8
Law 251
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 204
Clinical Psychology 65 32
Business Administration and Management, General 11 51
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 15 30 6
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 48 1
Psychology, General 45
Physical Therapy & Therapist 44
Mechanical Engineering 38 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 29 12
Accounting 39
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 37
Civil Engineering, General 34 2
Public Health Education and Promotion 32 3
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 20 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 17 4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4 17
Finance, General 17
Chemical Engineering 12 4
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 15
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 15
Psychology, Other 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 11 2
Computer Science 12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11 1
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 12
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law 6 2
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 4 4
Political Science and Government, General 8
Business Statistics 7
Business & Commerce, General 7
Business & Managerial Economics 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7
Health Law 7
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 7
Special Education and Teaching, General 7
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6
Broadcast Journalism 5
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 5
English Language and Literature, General 5
Management Science 5
Nursing Practice 5
Nursing Science 5
Physics, General 5
Education, General 4
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 4
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 4
Mathematics, General 4
Sociology, General 4
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence 3
Biochemistry 3
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 3
Informatics 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 2 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Reading Teacher Education 3
Anthropology, General 2
Communication and Media Studies, Other 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Fine & Studio Arts, General 2
Gerontology 2
Photojournalism 2
Public Administration 2
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 2
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 2
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 1
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1
Chemistry, General 1
Creative Writing 1
Engineering & Industrial Management 1
Environmental Science 1
French Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1
History Teacher Education 1
History, General 1
International Business & Trade & Commerce 1
International Relations and Affairs 1
Nursing Administration 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1
Women's Studies 1
Grand Total 23 710 621 375
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 61% 70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 30%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,179
Citations
42,982

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
755 / 9,357
Medicine
649 / 11,846
Psychology
497 / 11,801
Business
360 / 15,977
Political Science
229 / 867
Law
211 / 591
Engineering
205 / 5,621
Economics
178 / 3,022
Health Science
160 / 2,926
Mathematics
151 / 3,351
Physics
140 / 4,764
Sociology
139 / 1,711
Social Psychology
136 / 2,826
Computer Science
134 / 2,140
Chemistry
130 / 3,373
Environmental Science
127 / 1,044
Biology
124 / 2,108
Education Majors
105 / 2,933
Nursing
96 / 1,237
Clinical Psychology
90 / 2,007
Healthcare Management (MHA)
88 / 2,153
Materials Science
88 / 2,851
Child Psychology
76 / 2,379
Communications and Public Relations
75 / 1,463
Physical Therapy
72 / 1,096
Math Teachers
70 / 1,256
Demography
68 / 1,623
Environmental Management
63 / 104
Sexology
60 / 645
Art & Design
58 / 431
Public Policy / Administration
56 / 182
Marketing
55 / 4,841
Finance
49 / 474
Psychiatry
47 / 1,474
Social Work
44 / 851
Investment Banking and Stock trading
41 / 1,048
Family medicine
40 / 658
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
36 / 1,398
Criminology and Criminal Justice
35 / 564
Public Health
33 / 646

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 29 90
1992 24 95
1993 35 115
1994 37 137
1995 42 163
1996 42 175
1997 42 201
1998 62 262
1999 52 296
2000 40 320
2001 54 444
2002 54 497
2003 56 704
2004 52 659
2005 71 825
2006 78 1012
2007 105 1204
2008 97 1593
2009 90 1988
2010 104 2184
2011 117 2504
2012 103 2747
2013 119 3188
2014 111 3280
2015 134 3441
2016 108 3299
2017 125 3379
2018 110 3428
2019 99 3719
2020 119 4206
2021 119 4898

Widener University alumni

  1. Cecil B. DeMille

    Cecil B. DeMille
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1959 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    screenwriterradio personalityactorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Cecil Blount DeMille was an American film director, producer and actor. Between 1914 and 1958, he made 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. His films were distinguished by their epic scale and by his cinematic showmanship. His silent films included social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, morality plays, and historical pageants. He was an active Freemason and member of Prince of Orange Lodge #16 in New York City.

  2. Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1848-1933 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    artistdesignerpainterjewelry designerinterior designer
    Biography

    Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. He was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewellery, enamels, and metalwork. He was the first design director at his family company, Tiffany & Co., founded by his father Charles Lewis Tiffany.

  3. Burton Hill Mustin

    Burton Hill Mustin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1977 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin was an American character actor. Over the course of his career, he appeared in over 150 film and television productions. He also worked in radio and appeared in stage productions.

  4. Donald F. McGahn II

    Donald F. McGahn II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Donald Francis McGahn II is an American lawyer who served as White House Counsel for U.S. President Donald Trump, from the day of Trump's inauguration through October 17, 2018, when McGahn resigned. Previously, McGahn served on the Federal Election Commission for over five years. In November 2019, McGahn received a court order to testify before the U.S House of Representatives. In August 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 7–2 that the House can sue him to comply.

General info

Founded 1862
Motto Mens Sana In Corpore Sano
Sound Mind in Sound Body
Colors widener blue, gold
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 970
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address One University Place
Chester, Pennsylvania, 19013-5792
United States
City population 34,000
Phone 6104994000
Fax +1 (610) 499 4676

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