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Founded in 1821, Widener University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,597 full time undergraduate students, and 2,805 full time graduate students.
The Widener University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 281 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Widener University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WU are considered Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
72% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Widener University.
62 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
65 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
65 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
65 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated Widener University
I currently attend the online program, so I cannot speak to a majority of those questions. I think the online program is good. I like that it is organized. I do believe it is overpriced. I could see it being so expensive if they redid the curriculum every year, but I have done projects that have professor videos posted in 2018.
It’s to expensive to for no reason and all the higher ups turn a blind eye to things students actually need. They say they’re all about their students and they’re not. Widener is a complete scam especially during this pandemic. They pretend to care and don’t.
Widener University was the school I chose to transfer to. Small class sizes meant a more personal approach to academics, and a more hands-on learning experience. There is a lot of diversity on campus, which brought about intellectual and cultural conversations in a wide variety of settings beyond the classroom. There are so many opportunities to be involved on campus, in civic engagement, in social justice, and in social experiences. While Chester might not be the safest place, the campus itself feels like home.
Widener University is a small school in a suburban area. The neighboring locations aren't the greatest, but Philadelphia isn't too far. Because it's a small school, the classes are also small. Teachers know everyone's name and are pretty much always available if you ask. Don't let the neighborhood scare you. The campus is safe, and if you feel unsafe your best bet is to travel in groups or call campus safety.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Widener University is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
As a senior within high school, I would advise myself multiple ideas to be able to accomplish more through transitioning to and living at college. I would state that I need to continue following my dreams of being a veterinarian, to give back to the horse community that taught me to be whom I am as a human being through morals, standards, and ambitions. Next, I would state that following my dreams is an ideal to never forget; and to never let myself down in any sense of the word. Also, reminding myself that staying on the same standards which my academic integrity and morals stand upon would insure that I will be who I truly am. Plus, saying that I should study more for my courses and to become even more active within the campus. In doing more activities than community, could help push myself to be better as a student within college and further my education as well. By giving this advice to myself would insure that I get the best education out of the time staying at college.
That their financial aid and communication between students and advisors, both academic and financial, stinks. The tuition is far too high for the amount of attention the students receive and the quality of education.
Not only does Widener give you an upper hand before you graduate because of the curriculum that they provide here but it also is a very credited university out in the real world and that is where the upper hand really comes into place.
The worse thing about my school is the lack of teacher and advisor availability.
My school is small making the professors more available to students. My school has also been refurbished a great deal over the past few years, making living there easier and more comfortable for the students and residents.
My classmates are intelligent, intellectual people from different backgrounds their approach to learning in class is a learning experience in itself for me.
Everyone should attend Widener University. The school is open to all walks of life and does not have a specific "click" that attends the school.
A person who has strong moral values combined with a desire to excell academically should attend this school. This person should also have a desire to build strong relationships with various administrators on campus
Widener is unique in that not only is it a small private institution, but it also caters to people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. The University has many schools of majors, which is why I chose Widener. Instead of having a nursing program, Widener has a School of Nursing. Due of this, people within those majors are more focused on their major and have a team of faculty specific to their studies, who are there for assistance. Also, the unique campus, being right in the middle of a lower class area, is extremely beautiful, safe and in excellent condition.
engineering and Nursing
The fact that I write poetry for my assignments. Thats amazing to me.
The most frustrating thing about the school is the amount of work given to a student at one time. If the student is going on to presue higher education then this will help in their favor. Another frustrating thing about this school is having a bad advisor. Someone that is suppose to help guide you in the right direction, but they could care less.
I think the student satisfaction is high amongst us students. If I consider all the activist groups and civic programs to choose from or even to start your own, I think the campus is enriching and is a blossoming opportunity for all who seize the bull by the horns ! I understand a larger sum of graduating class goes on to graduate school so thats a good thing. I plan to do this myself :D
My experience overall here at Widener has been great. The writing center has been a big help to me as well as the career aid center and most all professors have been very accommodating when situations have expectantly come up etc. I can say I have learned a lot here and have grown as a person.
Among the most popular student activities I think are film nights we even have fashion shows from time to time... One of my favorite is what is called Alternative Spring Break where we travel to Orleans or other places hit hard by tragedy to help rebuild communities and lift up the lesser fortunate... also intramural sports and using the rock wall and trips to local landmarks just to name a few...
I like sitting physical classes this coming semester I am in the telescope lab ! Although online virtual classes are fine, I find i still excel in the walk-in 1:about 18 ratio classes they keep me really engaged !
the sports scene is intense. Ive made alot of friends because of regularly attending sports and working out at the wellness center...
Out football team is AWESOME !
I enjoy to cheer on the basketball team in "the DEN" ! :D
but many other sports are doing awesome I hear check it out for yourself here : http://widenerpride.com
Personally I LOVE the food and dining options ... very healthy food in the cafe .. it was just redesigned... everything is top notch !
but theres also
Java City for snacks
Quiznos & Mac Street Grill for munchies
location, people and prowess to explore the Majors I intended to pursue
I guess Im outspoken by answering this question this way but although I dont like the idea of stereotyping at all, I believe every student fits in every setting on Widener's campus for the most part here at Widener really well. Certainly more than the cliques I had to deal with in high school. Every peer student is much more friendly and open because we all know we are pursuing the same end goals: Because we are all very civic minded I think that speaks to our philosophies and like mindedness to break down many contentious social issues other campuses may face :D Id say its VERY easy to make friends here and truly enriching as I find myself making close friends too!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Widener University receive some sort of financial aid.
28% were awarded federal grants.
While 81% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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