Widener University

country rank  478
world rank  1300

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University Overview

Established in 1862, Widener University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Chester (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Harrisburg, Exton, Wilmington. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Widener University is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Widener University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 156 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Widener University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1862 Origins date back to 1821
Motto Mens Sana In Corpore Sano
Sound Mind in Sound Body
Colours Widener blue and gold

University Location

Address One University Place
Chester (population range: 10,000-49,999)
19013-5792 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (610) 499 4126
F +1 (610) 499 4676
Other locations Harrisburg, Exton, Wilmington

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office One University Place
Chester 19013-5792
+1 (610) 499 4126
888 943 3637

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Widener University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation
1954


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association for Continuing Higher Education Member
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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