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 Medical Assistant. Graduating 57% of students, Widener alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 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.73 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 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.
I absolutely love my experience at Widener University so far! I have only been here for a few months, but the overall atmosphere is so welcoming. All of my professors are very personable and have my best interests in mind. Widener as a whole is absolutely beautiful- my view of Old Main every day does not and will not get old.
Widener University is an amazing school that has made me develop into a true leader. Both the academic staff and faculty are fully invested into the students education and life. The professors are for the students and are always willing to assist you. The small class sizes guarantees one on one connections with the professor and other students. No matter what major, students are encouraged to get involved in research with faculty as well as internships in their respective fields.