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Widener University-Main Campus Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Widener University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.9%
Admission Difficulty for Widener University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Widener University-Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,490 out of 6,245 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Widener University Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Widener University-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1130

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #32 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Widener University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >81%
1125 to 1210 Avg + 72%-81%
1040 to 1125 Avg - 60%-72%
955 to 1040 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 955 Low <47%
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Widener University-Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #40 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Widener University Main Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Widener University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >83%
22 to 25 Avg + 72%-83%
20 to 22 Avg - 63%-72%
18 to 20 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 18 Low <52%
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Widener University-Main Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Widener University Main Campus?

Applicants require 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 72% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Widener University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

71% of Widener University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Widener University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Widener University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,640 2,605 6,245
Accepted 2,603 1,887 4,490
Acceptance Rate 72% 72% 72%
Enrolled 401 361 762
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 7, 2022
Days left to Apply
220

Applicants have 220 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 7, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Widener University Main Campus is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Widener University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Widener University Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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.

FAQs

Does Widener University Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Widener University Main Campus?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Widener University-Main Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Widener University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1210. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Widener University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.