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Colleges / Widener University

Widener University

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

Widener University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Widener University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Widener University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Widener University's admissions stats.

Widener University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Waitlist No

Widener University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Widener University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 November 25

Applying Early to Widener University?

Widener University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Widener University will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 25.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Widener University Admissions

Transferring to Widener University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Widener University

Widener University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Widener University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Widener University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Widener University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Widener University for more information on admission factors.

Widener University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Widener University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Widener University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Widener University?

Students admitted to Widener University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Widener University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Widener University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Widener University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What is a Good SAT Score for Widener University?

What is a Good ACT Score for Widener University?

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More Information on Transferring to Widener University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Widener University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Widener University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Widener University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Widener University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Widener University.

Does Widener University accept transfer credits?

✅ Widener University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Widener University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Widener University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Widener University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Widener University?

❌ No, Widener University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Widener University's acceptance rate?

✅ Widener University has an acceptance rate of 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Widener University?

❌ Widener University does not offer early decision.

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Widener University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Widener University? Widener University is a somewhat selective institution. The Widener University acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.


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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Widener University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Widener University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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