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Widener University

Chester, PA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics34
Science34
Foreign Language2 
Social Studies34
History  
Academic Electives3 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyNot reported
Use of SAT/ACT EssayNot reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressOne University Place
City, State, ZipChester, PA  19013-5792
Phone(610) 499-4126
Fax(610) 499-4676
E-mailadmissions.office@widener.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Application Fee$35
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationRolling
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate66% of 4,863 applicants were admitted
   Women65% of 2,618 applicants were admitted
   Men66% of 2,245 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled916 (29%) of 3,186 admitted students enrolled
   Women484 (28%) of 1,701 admitted students enrolled
   Men432 (29%) of 1,485 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 100
Students Accepting Wait List Position 24
Students Admitted From Wait List 5
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.36
3.75 and Above29%
3.50 - 3.7418%
3.25 - 3.4913%
3.00 - 3.2418%
2.50 - 2.9917%
2.00 - 2.495%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math505 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
38%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading486 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 72%
Bottom half: 28%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.00 2.93 503 505 505 22
Low 2.10 2.10 330 340 380 15
High 3.85 3.60 740 670 710 30
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