#31 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Widener University Main Campus

Chester, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
Widener University Main Campus overview
Location Chester, Pennsylvania
Online widener.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Widener University Main Campus overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener University Main Campus is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,245 prospective students applied, and 4,490 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 762 enrolled in the school.  4,496 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,125 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $46,378 plus fees of $950. Widener University-Main Campus is ranked 436 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Widener University-Main Campus is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1040/1210
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 7, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Widener University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$950
Room and Board $14,736
Budget for Other Expenses$1,728
Total One Year Cost$65,092

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Widener University Main Campus students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Health Professions 23%
Engineering 11%
Psychology 8%
Education 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216852 IPEDS survey data for Widener University Main Campus.

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