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Widener University Stats, Info and Facts

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4,851 Students

65% Admitted

  • 6,518 full time
  • 1,529 part time
  • 1,459 men full time
  • 1,863 women full time
  • 5,461 applied
  • 3,673 admitted
  • 827 enrolled

3,436 Undergraduates

$42,034 Tuition/Year

  • 1,647 Graduates
  • 147 Non-Degree
  • $42,034 in state
  • $836 fees
  • $14,446 room & board
  • $1,300 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Pride
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Lauren from Haddonfield, NJ
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  • I am a Sophomore, Civil Engineering Student at Widener University, and thus far, I have enjoyed every minute that Widener has offered me. I appreciate the faculty and staff at…

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  • Jim from Springfield, PA
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  • Widener is an average experience, safe but nothing extraordinary. The teachers can be tough however the office secretaries are nothing short of incredible people. The co-op program for engineering and…

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  • Victoria from Delran, NJ
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  • widener is filled with friendly students and an even friendlier faculty. the sports teams, both athletes and coaches, are dedicated and hard working. the course load is tough yet manageable,…

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Mission Statement

As a leading metropolitan university, we achieve our mission at Widener by creating a learning environment where curricula are connected to societal issues through civic engagement. We lead by providing a unique combination of liberal arts and professional education in a challenging, scholarly, and culturally diverse academic community. We engage our students through dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning. We inspire our students to be citizens of character who demonstrate professional and civic leadership. We contribute to the vitality and well-being of the communities we serve.

Widener University
  • Located in Chester, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4,851 students enrolled
  • 65% admitted
  • $42,034 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Stephanie from Tucson, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    I like being at Widener because of the people there. Most students are friendly and are easy to get along with. I am a student athlete and have enjoyed being part of my school and my team. it’s a little tricky to juggle extracurricular activities, work, studying, and fun- but if I can do it, most people should be able to too. The campus is pretty at times- and were getting renovations done throughout this summer. I have to admit I am excited to see it! There are couple of things I do not enjoy about Widener though. There is a lack of food options if you live on campus and the cafeteria can get really boring and dissatisfying. There is also a lack of study places and meeting places- most students resort to the library. I also wish there was more ethnic diversity at this school. There’s one more thing-a lot of students leave on certain breaks, weekends, and holidays, so if you live far away from campus like me, you can feel like your living in a ghost town.

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  • Nicky from Collingdale, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Students are friendly and bubbly. There are tons of things to do on campus, such as the rock climbing wall, billiard tables, lounges, and various clubs.

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