Widener University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 499-4126
(888) 943-3637
Fax: (610) 499-4676

Contact: Edwin Wright
Director of Admissions
Main Address
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 499-4000

www.widener.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 3,428
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 730
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,206
Graduate enrollment: 1,701

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General A,B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Widener University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(610) 499-4000
Website:www.widener.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.widener.edu/admissions/undergraduate/how_to_apply/default.aspx
Address:One University Place, Chester, PA 19013-5792
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,402
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):56%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,838 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$42,870
Out-of-state Tuition:$42,870
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$27,016

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Widener University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Widener University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21011
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services131
Education10102
Engineering167
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs3572
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies1141
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies12
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total961486

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Widener University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Legal Professions and Studies2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total14

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Widener University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$42,870
Out-of-state$42,870
Books and supplies$1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$25,100
Out-of-state$25,100

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid83198%
Grant or scholarship aid81696%$27,016
Student loan aid69382%$10,574

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,90283%$23,255
Federal student loans2,39168%$7,357

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Widener University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Widener University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,1762,0853,091
Percent admitted100%72%68%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Widener University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment6,402
Undergraduate enrollment3,597
Graduate enrollment2,805

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Widener University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools

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