1 University Place Chester, PA 19013 610-499-4126
http://www.widener.edu admissions.office@widener.edu
About Widener University
  • Year of Foundation 1821
  • Size of Campus 110 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,516
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55% 45% 37%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 26,750
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 3.247
Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership and service matter. Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement. We offer liberal arts and sciences and professional programs leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. We’ve got a long history of turning out leaders, and we’ve got a formula that works. At Widener, we believe that academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement lead to success. When they’re not engaged in experiential learning assignments, our students and faculty members lend a hand through community service projects in our hometown of Chester and in communities around the world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Martin Luther King Day of Service, International Week, Honors Week, Greek Week, Fall Orientation, Homecoming, Spring Carnival.
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Percent students who are frat members 12%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Eta Sigma Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Delta
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Hillel, Muslim Student Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) National Association of Black Accountants, National Society of Minority Hotleiers, Arab Student Union, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Hellenic Student Organization, International Club, Latin American Studen
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 6
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Philadelphia (10), Philadelphia (16)
  • Distance to nearest train Chester and Swarthmore stations (8)
  • Distance to nearest bus Chester (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 61%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartment for single students, cooperative housing, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 76%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,197
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Books in Library 238,349
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,974
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Widener University Art Collection and Gallery; Widener University Pennsylvania Militray College Museum
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Law Library on Wilmington, DE campus; Lindsay Law Library on Chester, PA campus
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 175,166
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs ARAMARK, Armstrong World Industries, Boeing, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Exelon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, KPMG, MBNA, PFPC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vanguard, Wyndham Hotels
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Villanova University)
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (St. Joseph's University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 40%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 81%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,500
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
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