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Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
2,981 Undergraduates
70% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, Pennsylvania
19013-5792
(610) 499-4000
www.widener.edu

Widener University, a private university in Chester, Pennsylvania, is one of the top 195 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was established in Delaware in 1821, and moved to Chester, which is less than 20 miles from Philadelphia, in 1868. It became Widener University in 1979. Today, there are four campuses located in Chester, Delaware, Exton and Harrisburg. Its main campus sits on 108 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Mens Sana In Corpore Sano” or “Sound Mind in Sound Body.” Notable alumni include actor Matthew McGrory, United States Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, politician Mark B. Cohen, actor Burt Mustin, politician Dawn Marie Addiego, legislator Bryan Cutler, White House Counsel Don McGahn, vocalist Dan Yemin and retired U.S. Army four-star General John H. Tilelli Jr. The school’s colors are Widener blue and gold, its mascots are Melrose and Chester and its teams are nicknamed Pride. Its sports affiliation is Division III (MAC), and there are 20 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by Widener University include men’s football, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, golf and baseball, and women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball and swimming.

Location

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. With a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census it is the largest city in Delaware County. Incorporated in 1682, Chester is the oldest city in Pennsylvania and is located on the western bank of the Delaware River between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. More from Wikipedia...

75

coffee score

81

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

83%

Live On Campus

94

New Transfer Students

Admissions
70%

Acceptance Rate

20%

Enrollment Yield

930-1130

SAT Range

5,176

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$28,335

Typical Cost

$44,166

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

98%

Have Loans

$20,500

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 85 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 23 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Track & Field Conference:

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Social
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