Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania

Overview

AddressOne University Place
School Websitewww.widener.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Widener University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Chester, Pennsylvania that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 6,422 students applied to Widener University. Of those students, 4,444 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Widener University was $45,028, in addition to fees of $920. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Widener University.

Widener University has a 63% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Widener University acceptance rate is 69%. To put this into perspective, 4,444 of the 6,422 students who applied to Widener University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Widener University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Widener University had an SAT score between the range of 1,020 and 1,200. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Widener University was between 20 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Widener University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Widener University, the tuition for in-state residents is $45,028. Combined with fees of $920, room and board costs of $14,446, other expenses of $1,728 and the $1,300 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $63,422.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $45,948 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Widener University to $63,422 for out-of-state students.

Students at Widener University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Widener University was $5,000 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 25%.

Widener University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio13:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Widener University.

Widener University has a good gender split, with 57% of undergraduates being female and 43% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Pennsylvania residents; in fact, 59% of all students reside in Pennsylvania. However, 41% of students come from out-of-state . This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Widener University is 13:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Widener University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 32% students enroll at Widener University part-time; the other 4,496 students enrolled full-time.

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