Widener University


Chester, USA

Overall Ranking

213 in US News




  • Established in 1821, Widener University is a public university with its main campus in Chester, Pennsylvania, along with the other three campuses in Harrisburg, Exton, and Wilmington. With an acceptance rate of 65%, the institution has over 6,500 students. Widener University has been categorized into six academic colleges offering 50 undergraduate majors, 40 minors, and over 50 postgraduate programs in diverse disciplines. 
  • Dual degrees and joint majors are also provided in psychology, health sciences, and environmental science courses. The online programs have been ranked 6th among all universities in Pennsylvania, and the courses in Healthcare Management, Engineering, and Social Work are also highly ranked. 
  • The university has an Exploratory Studies, Leadership, and Civic Engagement program. Around 94% of graduates from Widener University get employment within six months of graduation, with an average median salary of 53,400 USD.
  • Students are provided on-campus accommodation in 17 residence halls with fully-furnished traditional and suite-style rooms with amenities like closets, desks, and free laundry. The campus also has laboratories, classrooms, the Taylor Memorial Arboretum for research-related activities, the well-equipped Wolfgram Memorial Library, health centers, museums, and dining options.
  • The average tuition and fee amount to 47,770 USD, and financial aid through scholarships worth up to 27,000 USD are awarded. The You Are Welcome Here Scholarship Program, which waives off almost 50% of the tuition fee, benefits international students and other merit-based scholarships worth up to 100,000 USD and Honours Program scholarships worth 2,000 USD. 
About the University

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Also Known as

Pennsylvania Military College

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Size of Campus

110 Acres

Widener University Ranking

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Popular Courses Offered


Masters of Business Administration


12 months

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Bachelors in Computer Science


48 months

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Bachelors in Finance


48 months

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Applicants for Freshman Engineering

Freshman engineering applicants must meet one of the following math requirements in addition to the usual university criteria for admission:

  • Score 3 or higher on Widener's free online math assessment.
  • A minimum SAT Math score of 540 is required (or the equivalent ACT Math score of 21)
  • For credit, present the requisaite IB/AP exam scores.

Applicants for Transfer Engineering

Students who have completed college-level courses and are transferring into an engineering programme must achieve all of the following requirements in addition to the usual university admission requirements:

  • All post-secondary colleges attended had a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Calculus I* with a grade of "C" or above
  • A "C" or better in one of the following subjects: General Chemistry I, Physics I, or Biology I*.
  • Calculus I and the science requirement course must be satisfactorily completed on the final official transcript. You may be conditionally admitted if courses are in progress at the time of application, but you must demonstrate successful completion of the courses before matriculation.
  • Any NACES approved organisation can do a comprehensive, course-by-course credential evaluation including GPA calculation.

Admission Process

Foreign applicants are admitted to the university if they have completed secondary education with a recognised school or institution and received the required grade, provided official academic records are available, deadlines have been met, and financial support for one academic year has been verified. The admissions method is the same for both foreign and domestic applicants. Foreign applicants, however, must meet some additional requirements.

Common Application or Online Application Portal are two types of application portals.

Requirements for Admission:

  • Apply online via the university's website (No application fee is charged)
  • Submit genuine transcripts in English, with all grades received in the last three academic years verified by a NACES-certified agency.
  • Scores from the SAT and ACT are acceptable.
  • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, and Duolingo English Test scores are accepted by the university.
    A minimum of one letter of recommendation is required.
  • Financial proof is required.
  • Applicants must send a photocopy of their passport to the university.


On-Campus Accommodation

On-campus housing is available.

On-campus, students have access to 11 regular resident halls, four apartment complexes, one 300-person suite complex, and various fraternity and sorority homes.

On-campus housing can be found here.



Recruiting Companies

JP Morgan Chase | Boeing | Du Pont | KPMG | Lockheed Martin Corp. | Merrill Lynch | Siemens | Verizon | Johnson Johnson

Leap Scholar Verdict


Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Widener University holds 348th position in 2021 globally.

It ranks 206th in the 2021 edition of best colleges in National universities.

The acceptance rate is 72%. Students overseas make up 17% of the total student population.

The three popular majors include Health Professions, Business/Marketing and Engineering.

The graduate employability rate is 95%.

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Where is Widener University located?

Widener University is located in Chester, USA

How much does it cost to study in Widener University?

The average first year cost to study in Widener University is INR 3606044

What is the acceptance rate for Widener University?

Widener University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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