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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
74.6%
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 75% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,280 out of 5,739 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 49 percent. Widener University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Widener University Main Campus. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 94% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Widener University-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1035-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for Widener University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 515
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1035
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 1120

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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1035 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 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 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 2020 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 >84%
1122 to 1210 Avg + 75%-84%
1035 to 1122 Avg - 64%-75%
948 to 1035 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 948 Low <51%
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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 18
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 #32 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 2020 starting class

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 >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-84%
20 to 23 Avg - 64%-75%
17 to 20 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 17 Low <51%
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Widener University-Main Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.49
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 3.49 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 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Widener University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 18.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Widener University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,310 2,429 5,739
Accepted 2,438 1,842 4,280
Acceptance Rate 74% 76% 75%
Enrolled 312 288 600
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 7, 2022
Days left to Apply
47

Applicants have 47 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 7, 2022.

Application Fee

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

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 Considered but not 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?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Widener University-Main Campus. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1035 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 26. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.