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
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$28,335/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,481/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,888/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,998/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,508/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,672/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,981Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Friendly and smart
    50%
  • Hardworking
    30%
  • 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
83%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Leadership
    46%
  • GO PRIDE!
    33%
  • Community
    15%
  • Civic Engagement
    3%
  • Difficult socially
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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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.
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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.
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!