Widener University

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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 (EduListing 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 158 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.

University Identity

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

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Widener University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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