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Widener University-Main Campus Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Widener University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.2%
Admission Difficulty for Widener University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Widener University-Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,444 out of 6,422 applicants were admitted making Widener University-Main Campus a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Widener University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Widener University-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Widener University Main Campus?

Widener University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #43 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Widener University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >79%
1110 to 1200 Avg + 69%-79%
1020 to 1110 Avg - 57%-69%
930 to 1020 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 930 Low <44%
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Widener University-Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Widener University-Main Campus?

Admission data indicates that Widener University-Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #51 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Widener University Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Widener University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >79%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 57%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Widener University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Widener University Main Campus was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #44 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Widener University-Main Campus accepts 69% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Widener University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,748 2,674 6,422
Accepted 2,568 1,876 4,444
Acceptance Rate 69% 70% 69%
Enrolled 423 352 775
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Widener University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Widener University Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Widener University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

94% of students submit their SAT scores to Widener University-Main Campus. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Widener University-Main Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1200. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.