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Widener University
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  • Graduate School
  • CHESTER, PA

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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 Social Work, Law, and Clinical Psychology. 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 8 responses
  • Driven
    38%
  • Down-to-earth
    38%
  • Intellectual
    13%
  • Committed
    13%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 7 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    14%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    14%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    57%
  • Convenient
    14%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
88%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 8 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 8 responses
  • $100K+
    25%
  • $50K-$75K
    63%
  • $25K-$50K
    13%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 8 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    13%
  • <$50K
    13%
  • Did not graduate yet
    75%
38%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 8 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
$32,867
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$878
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$70,300
National
$229,800

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