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


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

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

Degrees offered:
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


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


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 – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


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: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,621
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,219 (64% 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: $45,948
Out-of-state Tuition: $45,948
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $28,160

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Widener University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Widener University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21011
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 131
Education 10103
Engineering 167
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 13484
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 1142
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 121
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 121
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 19605011

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $45,948
Out-of-state $45,948
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $22,600
Out-of-state $22,600

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 766 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 755 98% $28,160
Student loan aid 632 82% $12,295

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,897 84% $25,375
Federal student loans 2,385 69% $7,307

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 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,422 2,674 3,748
Percent admitted 100% 70% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 13% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2019

Total Enrollment 6,621
Undergraduate enrollment 3,367
Graduate enrollment 3,254

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 (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's 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
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • 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
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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