About Widener University
On Campus Housing
Widener University is an online university located in Chester, Pennsylvania and was established in the year 1821. It is a private not-for-profit and co-educational university spread over 108 acres of area.
The founder of the University is John Bullock. The university was initially named, the bullock school for boys where young men were trained prior to their college-entry. Thought the name of the university has changed over the years, the motto has always remained the same.
The university has taken several names since its inception. It was from 1979 that the college saw a tremendous growth to become Widener University.
It believes in a shift from the traditional system of education. And thus the students are subjected to an experimental curriculum. The students here are taught not just what lies in textbooks, but also lessons of leadership and service.
The curriculum is designed to accommodate sufficient sessions to impart practical knowledge. Hands-on-learning is supplemented with service-oriented-education and hence it helps facilitate career growth.
The total student population is 6,402, out of which 4,386 are full-time and 2,016 are part-time students.
The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.
University's acceptance rate is 70%.
The graduation rate is 57%.
Online Education at Widener University
The online programs can be accessed online and the curriculum structure is flexible. The online degrees have been accredited and the credits can be transferred conveniently.
The university offers programs in Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
The reviews received from the students are given below.
Students appreciate the faculty involvement and the beautiful campus.
Athletics and extra-curricular activities are rightly synced with academics.
The safety and security at the university are highly appreciated.
Clubs and organizations improve the involvement of student.
The Carnegie Foundation chose the university, for being a cause for the advancement of teaching to qualify for community engagement, along with 76 other institutions.
According to the US News, the university has secured 48th rank for 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.
The university was named as the 'National League for Nursing Center for Excellence' by the National League for Nursing.
The MSW program has been ranked at number104 in the nation by the US News.
The university was chosen as one of the finalists with 14 other universities for the President’s Higher Education Service Honor Roll Award.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$69,398 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Financial aid and assistance are available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study. Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the Federal Aid/ FAFSA form. Widener University federal school code is 003313.
The various Grants available are Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).
The various Scholarships available are Widener University Endowed Scholarships, Academic Merit Scholarships, Maguire Foundation Endowed Scholarships, Presidential Service Corps Scholarships, Music Scholarship, Honors Program, CityYear Give A Year Partnership, You Are Welcome Here Scholarship, Army ROTC Scholarships, and Private Scholarships.
The Loans include Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, and Private/Alternative Loan.