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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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About

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
From Widener University

At Widener University, you'll take the inside track to a powerful career.

Learn from industry-shaping faculty who make your success their priority. Pursue multiple internships in your field, complete a paid co-op, and launch into a research project with your favorite professor. Make Widener your second home and take advantage of everything our suburban Philadelphia campus has to offer: access to rich job opportunities, networks of accomplished professionals, world-renowned attractions, and historic suburbs.

When you graduate, you won't just start your career. You'll continue the work you've been doing all along. It all starts here.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1040-1210
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$31,666 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,991 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 59 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 68 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 68 responses

Majors

Robotics Engineering Major at Widener University

The first of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region, our robotics engineering program will put you on the inside track to a breakthrough career. Conduct research with powerhouse professors. Participate in nationwide robotics competitions. Gain real-world experience through a paid, year-long co-op—and still graduate in four years. At Widener, you'll launch your robotics career before you graduate.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,915 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
452
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Friendly and smart
    44%
  • Hardworking
    31%
  • Studious-depends who you who are talking to
    10%
  • Arrogant
    4%
  • Half-Applying Themselves
    4%
  • Cheaters
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 74 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Leadership
    40%
  • GO PRIDE!
    36%
  • Community
    13%
  • Expensive
    4%
  • Civic Engagement
    2%
  • Difficult socially
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 39 responses

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