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Widener University Student Life

Widener University is on a 110-acre campus in a suburban setting in Chester, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia. Widener University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, , a radio station and more.

Widener University also has fraternities and sororities.

Does Widener University Offer Student Housing?

Widener University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. . There are 1,772 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,912 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Widener University offers coed housing.

Widener University Athletics

At Widener University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Widener University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Volleyball Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Widener University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Widener University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Widener University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Widener University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Widener University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Widener University, take Interstate 95 to Chester, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Widener University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Widener University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

60%

In State

40%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

71%

13%

6%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.11%

0.04%

Graduate Students

3,238

Undergraduate Students

2,912

Non-Resident / International Students

42

Widener University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,150

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,706

Out-of-State

$49,706

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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