Widener is a private university located in Chester, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,919 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Widener acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 57% of students, Widener alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,300.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Middle Atlantic Conferences
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.71 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Widener University Reviews
The reason I love Widener is the friends you make on campus are truly for a lifetime. Widener is nothing more than amazing! They're so many activities to do on campus and that there is always something to do! Widener is the place to be and gives many scholarships so, in the end, it is affordable. Widener has one of the best nursing and engineering programs out there. Widener is truly a hidden gem.
This school is like a large high school. Oftentimes, you'll find that everyone knows everyones business. If you like the small school feel, the Widener is a good fit. The campus is nice and often something is going on. However, If you do not have a car on campus, life can be difficult, since you really don't want to walk through Chester. The best thing about Widener is that their are many opportunities for scholarships and opportunities for externships as well as ways to get an advanced degree in less time than other schools. The best way to make Widener home, is to get involved. By getting involved, you can meet many people and get the best that Widener has to offer out of your experience.
Widener University is an incredible school, specifically the School of Nursing; It is a world renowned program. With that said, it is one of the most difficult programs. You must have incredible passion and motivation to be successful in nursing. Widener's atmosphere is supportive and light-hearted. Everyone here supports each other. Widener also offers an immense list of clubs and activities, including a student nurse association, student government, student life, etc. There is always something to do here. The nursing staff is also incredible. Every single professor is here to aid you in your studies. I have not had a bad experience with any nursing professor, and some have even become friends.