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.
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Notable Alumni: Mark B. Cohen (Democratic politician from Philadelphia), Brent Staples (Author and an editorial writer for the New York Times)
Widener University Programs
Average Academic Score
Bachelors: USD 45,030
Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.
Bachelors: Deadlines vary for each program.
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.
Widener University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
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