B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Widener University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Widener University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,236/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,147/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,047/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,107/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,106/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,090/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,941Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Friendly and smart
    51%
  • Hardworking
    29%
  • Studious-depends who you who are talking to
    7%
  • Arrogant
    4%
  • Half-Applying Themselves
    4%
  • Cheaters
    2%
  • They all try to put themselves in the bestposition
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.67 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Leadership
    45%
  • GO PRIDE!
    34%
  • Community
    16%
  • Civic Engagement
    3%
  • Difficult socially
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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I'm returning to college to get my bachelors degree. Although I'm starting my first class in the fall the process of becoming a student again and being accepted into Widener, I have to say has been great! Everyone has been every helpful with getting me set up with my classes and choosing the best degree. I'm a full time MRI/xray technologist so at first I was little nervous to go back to school after being out of school for the last four years, but with everyone's help I feel so comfortable and ready. Most of the people I spoke to when setting up my courses were all in school and reassured me that their is nothing to be nervous about. Teachers are there to help their students and want them to succeed and are always willing to help. Over the last few weeks I have become very excited to get started again and know my bachelors degree is right around the corner.
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I love my school! Originally, I didn't want to attend Widener. I came to this university because they gave me the most scholarships. and I wasn't expecting much. The more active I became the more friends I made, and honestly, I'm very happy I chose Widener. It's been great thus far. I play on the women's rugby team, which is great, and the Greek organizations on campus are also amazing. They even have a co-ed social greek organization called Theta Delta Sigma. Anyways, it's a small school but it's really easy to find your "niche" or jump around.

Professor really care for their students, and its a wonderful environment. I can't wait to go back this year!
I wouldn't choose any other school over Widener. It has a great community environment, and now almost halfway through undergraduate, I've loved it from day 1. Everyone is welcoming and it's easy to get to know people. The size of the school is perfect; big enough to always be meeting new people and small enough to know people everywhere you go. Most of the professors really care and there are tons of great organizations to get involved in, including Greek life, which isn't too crazy like at some bigger schools. Beautiful campus, all up-to-date. Some people complain about the location when looking at it, but Chester is not as bad an area as the media portrays it to be- there are a lot of great Chester residents! My only minor complaint is the gym and caf hours, which even still, aren't bad (gym open 6:30am to 10pm weekdays, 10:00-7:00 weekends, caf 7:00am to 8:00pm weekdays, 10:00-7:00 weekends). Choose Widener!