Widener UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Chester, Pennsylvania Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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$47,328

Avg tuition

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About Widener University

Widener University is a medium-sized private university located on a suburban campus in Chester, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,496, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 72%. The university offers 70 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 65%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $47,328.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

72% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 72%

Retention Rate 82%

Graduation Rate 65%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1040-1210

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-25

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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65%

Female Student Population

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

6k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

65%

Black

15%

Hispanic

6%

Unknown

5%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

20% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

20%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

20%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,955
State Grant Aid $3,231
Institution Grant Aid $28,311
Pell Grant Aid $4,569
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.