Widener University: Review & Facts

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Widener University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 4,720 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1821 and is the only institution located in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
69
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Widener University.

Widener University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 69 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Education, Business, Medical, and Social Work. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
71%
Widener University student retention rate is fair at 71% (close to Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Widener University is below average - 57%. Nearly 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Widener University is pretty good - 12:1. Read more on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$36,500
Average tuition costs are extremely high - $35,800 per year. The additional fees at Widener University (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $700; this totals $36,500 per year.

Read the details about Widener University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
66%
According to recent data, 5,336 applications were submitted and 3,538 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

This school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Widener University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,300
Widener University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Widener University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Widener University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,600 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- about $6,300 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Widener University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Widener University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Widener University Location and Maps



Post Address: Widener University, One University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792, USA
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