Widener University

United States of America

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Established in 1821, the Widener University is a coeducational, private university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania and one in Wilmington, Delaware. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution.

The university comprises of 6 colleges and departments such as Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Service, Professions, Law and Nursing. Widener offers over 50 undergraduate majors, 40 minors, and more than 30 graduate programs. The most popular majors at Widener University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Psychology; and Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.

The total student population at the university is over 6,200 of which more than 3,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 13:1 and the acceptance rate is 70%. Widener was ranked 181st in the National Universities category by US News & World Report for 2012.

Widener University’s programs in engineering, computer science, business, nursing, and hospitality management have generated the most praise from students according to a survey conducted by The Princeton Review. The U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Graduate Schools’ had ranked several of Widener's graduate programs: clinical psychology-145th, health care management-49th, nursing -141st, physical therapy-173rd and social work-140th.

The Widener University has partnered with Study Group for its undergraduate and master’s degree programs in Business Administration, Engineering, Hospitality Management and Arts and Sciences.  

*GoToUniversity has partnered with the Widener University for its undergraduate and master’s degree programs and provides free counseling and application services for those programs.

Notable Alumni: Mark B. Cohen (Democratic politician from Philadelphia), Brent Staples (Author and an editorial writer for the New York Times)

 

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English

The biomedical engineering major explores a rapidly growing field that combines engineering and medical technology and requires an understanding of complex living systems to find ways to improve the quality of human life. Employment opportunities in biomedical engineering are expected to grow by 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, and salaries for biomedical engineering graduates are among the highest in the profession.

Widener Commom Application, Official transcripts, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL,High School Counselor Evaluation Form

Childhood Specialist,Teacher, Researcher, Consultant

Rolling

English

There is little in our world that isn t touched or completely transformed by computers. That s why a degree in computer science can lead to a career in just about any industry: medicine, business, education, communications, entertainment, and transportation.

Widener Commom Application, Official transcripts, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL,High School Counselor Evaluation Form

Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Environmentalist,Manager

Rolling

English

The versatile major of communication studies opens the door to many different career paths and provides you with the tools necessary to become an effective communicator in all aspects of your life.

Widener Commom Application, Official transcripts, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL,High School Counselor Evaluation Form

Chemical Engineer, Pharmacist, Researcher, Professor

Rolling

English

Whether your love of literature stems from reading books or writing them, Widener University has you covered with degree options in English and creative writing. Students can sharpen their critical thinking skills through diverse learning opportunities such as blogging, fiction writing, poetry, playwriting, and literary criticism. Writers in both programs learn the value of revision and become part of a special university community driven by creativity that can lead to careers in journalism, advertising, and digital and social media.

Widener Commom Application, Official transcripts, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL,High School Counselor Evaluation Form

Environmental Engineer, City Planner, Environmentalist. Researcher

Rolling

English

A criminal justice degree helps you prepare for a career in one of several criminal justice fields. Graduates often enter state and local police work, or probation and parole work, with both adults and juveniles. Some enter federal law enforcement or federal corrections, while others use the degree to enter graduate school or law school.

Widener Commom Application, Official transcripts, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL,High School Counselor Evaluation Form

Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Environmentalist,Manager

Rolling

a) Common Application

b) Official high school transcripts

c) Official SAT/ACT scores

d) Typical SAT scores: Math (470-570), Critical reading (450-550), ACT Composite (21-25)

e) Average GPA 3.45

f) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

g) TOEFL: IBT-80, PBT-550, IELTS-6.5

h) Acceptance rate: 70% (2010)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Bachelors: USD 45,030

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living is USD 14,300 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: Deadlines vary for each program.

Masters:

School of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies: Rolling Admissions

Human Sexuality Studies: March 25

Center for Social Work Education: May 22

Institute of Physical Therapy Education: January 15th

Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology: December 7th

School of Nursing: Fall-July 30, Spring-November 30, Summer-April 1

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

6465

Students

3205

Undergraduates

3260

Postgraduate

325

Faculty Strength

19

Student Faculty Ratio

68
%

Acceptance Rate

$
45030

Tuition Fees

$
14300

Living Cost

3.45

Avg. GPA

53
%

Avg. Percentage

1100

Avg. SAT

23

Avg. ACT

* All cost are in USD