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Widener University

Chester, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Widener University

Widener University is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Chester, Pennsylvania. Widener University was founded in 1821. The college currently enrolls around 5,875 students per year, including 2,766 undergrads.

Widener University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Widener University. Widener University admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 5,719 students applied to Widener University and 4,834 were admitted.

Widener University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%

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Widener University is locatedin the town of Chester, Pennsylvania, in the city of Philadelphia.

If you would like to see Widener University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Chester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

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College Info

One University Place Chester, PA 19013-5792

Campus Setting: Suburban

Widener University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Widener University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Widener University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Widener University SAT Scores


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Widener University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Widener University is like? There are approximately 5,875 students enrolled at Widener University, including 2,766 undergraduate students and 3,109 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from PA and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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