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Widener is a private graduate school in Chester, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 3,254 graduate students. Of the 46 graduate programs offered at Widener University, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Widener University are Law, Social Work, and Teaching. 51% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
3,254
Part-Time Grad Students
1,673
Research Assistants
2
Teaching Assistants
No data available  
Racial Diversity
  • White
    58.2%
  • African American
    20.8%
  • Unknown
    6.8%
  • Hispanic
    5.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    3.2%
  • Asian
    3%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Native American
    0.5%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Driven
    40%
  • Down-to-earth
    40%
  • Intellectual
    20%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    20%
  • Great brand name
    20%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    40%
  • Convenient
    20%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
80%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    80%
  • $25K-$50K
    20%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • <$50K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    80%
20%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$32,403
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$860
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$72,400
National
$217,500

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