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WIDENER UNIVERSITY, CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Chester, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1862Established Year
  6518Enrollment

Widener University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener University is a leading private metropolitan university that works to create leaders and scholars who can connect with societal issues through civic engagement. Established in 1821, the institute is a renowned name in the US Education System with a total student enrollment of around 6,500 candidates.

The organization has an international student population of around 30% of applicants representing 49 states and 22 countries across the globe and thus, provides a multicultural campus to its students. It offers more than 40 majors and 50 minors as undergraduate, dual degrees, graduate, paid co-op and professional programs to its candidates. More than 79% of the Widener undergraduate students engage in civic engagement and therefore, commit to the spirit of its motto “Sound mind in a sound body”.

Admissions at Widener University are available on a rolling basis around the year. Note that the institute requires no application fee and is free of cost for all its applicants which ensures equal chance at excellent education for all. The institute is one of the moderately selective universities for studying in the USA that observes an acceptance rate of nearly 65%.

Rankings

  • Widener University is ranked among the top 10 universities in the country for engineering by Knowledge Review.
  • The US News and World Report ranked Widener among the top 10 Pennsylvania colleges for social work.
  • It is listed among top 5 schools for Healthcare management in Pennsylvania
  • It is ranked No.6 among the Best Online College in Pennsylvania.

Highlights

TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment73 million USD
Campus Housing Capacity55%
Application FeeNot Required
Application SeasonRolling Admissions
Acceptance rate58%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmissions.office@widener.edu, (610 499-4126
Student Retention Rate82.00%

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The campus of Widener University is spread over 110 acres some 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia.
  • The Wolfgram Memorial Library has a collection of over 180,000 volumes, 8,000 current print, 160,000 microfilms and some more than 100 online services.
  • There are clinics and health centers on campus as well.
  • Art galleries and museums are located on-campus to give students a whole new experience.
  • The Taylor Memorial Arboretum is available for research activities and is spread over 30 acres covering plantation and natural lands.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • The university provides residence halls, suite-style buildings, themed and specialty housing to its students.
  • The institute offers 17 residential halls, out of which eight are reserved for freshman and can accommodate around 866 students
  • .All the freshman, sophomore, and junior students are required to live on-campus.
  • All the residence halls are located a short walk from the classes, administrative offices, pride recreation center, dining facilities, and other resources.
  • The rooms are properly furnished with beds, desks, and closets. However, here students get free laundry facilities.
  • Professional staff and resident assistants both live on-campus in a comfortable environment.

Courses

  • The university provides a diverse range of courses for international students which includes over 40 undergraduate majors, 50 minors, and 50+ graduate professional programs offered across its 6 schools.
  • The university also offers dual degrees and joint majors in environmental science, biology, psychology, and social science.
  • There are several professional programs and degree courses available online for the students.
  • Students also get the option to choose from an exploratory studies program and select a major that suits their career goals.
  • The university also runs nationally recognized civic engagement, leadership, and paid co-op programs.
  • Some of the popular majors are – Management, Marketing, Engineering, Psychology, Law, etc.

Widener University Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Widener Online Application

Application Fee: Not required

Application deadline: Admissions are given on a rolling basis

Basic Admissions Requirements:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale (Engineering students)
  3. Standardized test scores like ACT/SAT (SAT: 1124 or equivalent)
  4. English language proficiency scores for international candidates such as TOEFL PBT: 550; TOEFL iBT: 80; IELTS: 6.5; Duolingo English Test: 105 or equivalent.
  5. Letters of recommendation
  6. Resume/CV
  7. GMAT/GRE scores for graduate students
  8. Visa and Passport

Note that additional requirements for some programs may apply.

Widener University Cost of Attendance

For prospective applicants of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

Annual Budget Academic Year (2019-2020) USDEstimate in USD
Tuition47,770
Room and Board14,750
Student Activity Fee330
Technology Fee640
Books and Supplies3,500
Meals5,000
Transportation2,500
Personal Expenses3,500 to 4,500

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The students at Widener University are offered financial aid in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships to study in the USA. It is mandatory for students to submit the FAFSA on or before the deadline, to receive financial aid. The average scholarship value for freshmen is 27,000 USD.

More than 97% of the undergraduate students and 85% of full-time graduate students receive financial support from the university. There are limited scholarships for international students available at the institute some of which are as mentioned below.

  • #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program for international students includes three annual renewable scholarships that cover 50% of the tuition fees.
  • Merit scholarships: Students enrolling at the institute are automatically eligible for this award which provides around 100,000 USD as a total amount in the span of 4 years. Awarded on the basis of academic performance and ACT/SAT scores.
  • Honors Programs Scholarships: no separate application required since all the students are automatically eligible. An amount of 2,000 USD per year for up to 4 years can be availed under this studentship.

Placements

  • Students from Widener University get an average mid-career salary of 100,100 USD.
  • As per the PayScale’s College Salary Report, the graduate students of the university are placed in the top 18 percent nationwide.
  • As per the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than 94% of Widener’s graduates reach their intended goals within six months of graduating.

Alumni Network

The university provides several benefits to its alumni who are serving across the globe. The alumni reunion events are conducted for them, homecoming events are held, they are offered career services as well. They get discounts on many services.

Some notable alumni: Benjamin P. Ablao: Filmmaker and actor; Truxtun Beale: Diplomat; Jammer Johnson: Basketball player.

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Widener University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population7600
FAFSA Code003313
Application Cost$25
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$45,028 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-80- -
Speaking-19--
Reading-17--
Listening-17--
Writing-17--
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score110010201180 92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550510590-
Mathematics550510590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 20%
English221925-
Mathematics221925-

Widener University Acceptance Rate

65.4%

Acceptance Rate

6045

Total Applicants

7600

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.5%

Male

63.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program65.4%
Total Applicants5951
Total Enrolled3893
Graduate
Graduate Programs65.4%
Total Applicants5666
Total Enrolled3707

Widener University Enrollment

Enrollment
Widener University Enrollment7600
Undergraduate Enrollment3893
Graduate Enrollment3707
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate64.3%

Attendance Cost

$45,028

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$45,028 / Year
Post Graduate Program$20,934 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,300 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$14,024 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,728 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,190 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,358 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,358 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,358 / Year
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Schools, Faculties & Campuses

School

Widener University-Delaware Law School

Avg. Fees: $48,750
Address: 4601 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803-0406

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
98013673612823
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #194

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    5.2/10

    5/10academic
    5/10infrastructure
    2/10placements
    2/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    10/10accommodation

    Reviews

    K
    Kasey allen, USA Nursing
    Widener University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2017
    5.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    UNIVERSITY WITH A NICE CAMPUS

    Financial aid to help cover the costs of schooling, nice campus and heard many great things about their nursing programs. It was also very easy to enroll and stress-free at the time of signing up to be a student.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Needs work, some classes were way harder than they needed to be and very unfair with their grading systems. When more than half of the class gets below a 50 average clearly there is something wrong with the course itself, not the students that many professors make it seem.

    5 /10
    academic
    2 /10
    faculty
    5 /10
    infrastructure
    10 /10
    accomodation/food
    2 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    16, Mar 2019 read more
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    One University Place, Chester, PA 19013
    ADDRESS

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    Bus Station

    Providence Av & 19th St0.25 Km
    Providence Av & 18th St0.26 Km
    Providence Av & 19th St0.28 Km
    Providence Av & 18th St0.29 Km
    Providence Av & 17th St0.32 Km
    Providence Av & 16th St0.39 Km
    Providence Av & 16th St0.4 Km
    Providence Av & 15th St0.49 Km
    Providence Av & 15th St8.49 Km
    Providence Av & 20th St343.44 Km
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    Book Store

    Widener University Bookstore0.44 Km
    Showcase Comics3.09 Km
    Comic Universe3.95 Km
    The Moose5.55 Km
    Davis' Trading Post5.66 Km
    Books-A-Million5.73 Km
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    Morton car wash0.67 Km
    Search and Rescue1.45 Km
    Brookhaven Shopping Center2.53 Km
    Swarthmorewood Shopping Center2.87 Km
    The Shoppes at Brookhaven3.74 Km
    South Chester Market Place4.04 Km
    ripndip5.66 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's5.73 Km
    Olde Sproul Shopping Village5.73 Km
    Springfield Mall5.76 Km
    Sunglass Hut5.77 Km
    Toy Zam5.78 Km
    Springfield Square5.8 Km
    Broadway Plaza5.98 Km
    MacDade Mall6.08 Km
    Media Shopping Center6.14 Km
    Shopperforce7.33 Km
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    Train Station

    MacDade Blvd & Woodlyn Shopping Ctr0.74 Km
    TRANSFLO1.1 Km
    Eddystone1.43 Km
    Crum Lynne2.39 Km
    Ridley Park3.52 Km
    Swarthmore Train Station4.35 Km
    Highland Avenue4.52 Km
    Wallingford4.66 Km
    Prospect Park Station4.89 Km
    Moylan-Rose Valley5.42 Km
    Norwood5.59 Km
    Media6.51 Km
    Glenolden6.79 Km
    Elwyn6.79 Km
    Secane7.06 Km
    Folcroft7.75 Km
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    EDDYSTONE COMMUNITY PHARMACY0.81 Km
    Avenue Pharmacy0.95 Km
    Peter J. Guzzetti, RPH1.26 Km
    ShopRite Pharmacy1.41 Km
    Janean Mcbride, RPH2.83 Km
    Kimberly N. Kleeman, PharmD2.83 Km
    John C. Cavallaro, PharmD2.83 Km
    Brian J. Graci, RPh2.83 Km
    Acme Sav-On Pharmacy3.41 Km
    John W. Pitman, RPh3.82 Km
    Independent Pharmacy Buying5.4 Km
    Springfield Pharmacy & Medical Supply5.74 Km
    CVS Pharmacy6.04 Km
    Media Veterinary Hospital7.1 Km
    Rite Aid Pharmacy7.39 Km
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    Hospital

    Community Campus1 Km
    Outpatient Registration at Crozer-Chester Medical Center1.18 Km
    Crorzer Chester Medical Center Loading Dock1.2 Km
    Fresenius Medical Care at Delaware County Memorial1.26 Km
    Crozer Keystone Health Systems Financial Resources Center1.29 Km
    DaVita Upland Dialysis Center1.29 Km
    Crozer-Keystone Human Motion1.3 Km
    Crozer-Chester Medical Center1.35 Km
    DaVita Woodlyn Dialysis1.79 Km
    vybe urgent care3.25 Km
    DEL CHESCO UROLOGY PC3.49 Km
    Taylor Hospital3.52 Km
    MedExpress Urgent Care3.57 Km
    Sally Balin Medical Center5.82 Km
    DaVita Waverly Dialysis6.4 Km
    Springfield Hospital6.61 Km
    Planned Parenthood - Media Health Center6.83 Km
    Center7.26 Km
    DaVita Providence Square Ht At Home7.84 Km
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    Airport

    Crozer-Chester Medical Center Heliport1.26 Km
    William Penn Landing Site2.19 Km
    Essington Seaplane Base at Philadelphia4.68 Km
    Philadelphia Seaplane Base4.91 Km
    Hercules Heliport7.78 Km
    American Airlines Cargo7.96 Km
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    Restaurant

    Tom Jones Family Restaurant3.19 Km
    Wawa4.46 Km
    Lehman's Restaurant4.8 Km
    Nifty Fifty's5.07 Km
    Erin Pub5.63 Km
    Carrabba's Italian Grill5.72 Km
    Outback Steakhouse5.73 Km
    Ruby Tuesday5.74 Km
    Sbarro5.77 Km
    Auntie Anne's5.77 Km
    IceWorks Skating Complex5.77 Km
    IceWorks Pub & Gill5.78 Km
    Chick-fil-A6.18 Km
    Pinocchio's Restaurant6.45 Km
    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant6.61 Km
    Hunan Garden6.71 Km
    Barnaby's Aston6.73 Km
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