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Widener University-Main Campus

Chester, PA
University Website: www.widener.edu
Apply Online: www.applyweb.com/apply/wideneru/
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Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Its main campus sits on 108 acres (.44 km²), just 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Philadelphia. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Exton) and one in Wilmington, Delaware.

About 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students attend Widener in eight degree-granting schools. The university offers associate's, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in areas ranging from traditional liberal arts to professional programs.

Widener was founded in 1821 and has undergone several name changes. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892, and adopted the Widener name in 1972.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. Widener was ranked #181 in the National Universities category by US News & World Report for 2012.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,224.00 avg tuition

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013-5792
(610) 499-4000

Apply online Admissions:
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Financial Aid:
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Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Widener University-Main Campus

Statistics:
Applied 4,739
Admitted 3,322 70%
Enrolled total 727
Full Time: 718
Part Time 9
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 540
SAT Math 460 570
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 72%
4-year graduation rate 41%
6-year graduation rate 57%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Widener University-Main Campus

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $34,224.00 $34,224.00 $34,224.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $538.00 $538.00 $538.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,138.00 $1,138.00 $1,138.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,800.00 $18,800.00 $18,800.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $260.00 $260.00 $260.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $770.00 $770.00 $770.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,524.00 $8,100.00 $2,295.00
Other Expenses $1,665.00 $2,295.00 $2,295.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $35.00
Graduate Application Fee $25.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 99%
Percent receiving grant aid 96%
Avg amount of grant aid $19,578.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 85%
Avg amount of student loan aid $10,201.00

Widener University-Main Campus

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Accounting and Related Services, Other X
Business Administration and Management, General X X X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X X X
Business/Commerce, General X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Financial Planning and Services X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X X
Human Resources Management and Services, Other X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Office Management and Supervision X
Operations Management and Supervision X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Information Science/Studies X X X
EDUCATION
Education, General X X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X X
ENGINEERING
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering, General X X
Engineering, Other X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Engineering/Industrial Management X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing X
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing X
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X X
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management X X
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist X
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology X
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Fine/Studio Arts, General X

Scholarships for Students in Pennsylvania

Name Amount Deadline
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
MassGrant Varies May 01, 2017

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