Widener University is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in a suburb, in Chester.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,518 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 787 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 630 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%). Every year 57% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Widener University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $43,296, and fees were $870. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $43,296 and $870 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students6,518|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
04/01/1984 - 06/30/2008
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1972 - 06/30/2008
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2007 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1020 to 1180|
|ACT||20 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,442/credit|
|In State Students||$1,442/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,442/credit|
|In District Students||$928/credit|
|In State Students||$928/credit|
|Out of State Students||$928/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Widener University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||25%||$392|
|State Grant & Scholarships||28%||$3,617|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||95%||$24,836|
|Federal Student Loans||81%||$5,954|
$30,701Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$26,588|
|$30,001 to $48,000$27,551|
|$48,001 to $75,000$28,963|
|$75,001 to $110,000$31,075|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.