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Widener University

Chester, PA

LOCATION AND SETTING

Chester Population34,031
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
EnvironmentLarge town
Campus Size110 acres
Weather
Temperature22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain117 rainy days per year
Getting Around
Campus Map Map
Nearest Airport10 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station 
Nearest Train Station1 mile(s) from campus in Chester

HOUSING

College HousingCollege offers housing to students
Types of HousingCoed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, single student apartments, fraternity/sorority housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing80% of freshmen, 48% of all students
Housing RequirementsFreshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off
Campus/Commuting
51%
Off-Campus Housing
Assistance
 

SECURITY

24-Hour Emergency Phone/
Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security PatrolsAvailable
Late-Night Transport/Escort
Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing
Entrances
Available
Otherblue light emergency phones located throughout campus

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Health ServiceOffered
Personal CounselingOffered
Child CareOffered

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Intercollegiate Athletics
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotPioneers
School ColorsBlue and gold
Intercollegiate Sports Offered
SportWOMENMEN
OfferedScholarships
Given
OfferedScholarships
Given
Baseball  x 
Basketballx x 
Cheerleadingx   
Cross-Country Runningx x 
Field Hockeyx   
Football  x 
Golf  x 
Lacrossex x 
Soccerx x 
Softballx   
Swimming And Divingx x 
Track And Fieldx x 
Volleyballx   
 
Women's Club Sports 
Men's Club Sports 
Recreational Sports
Intramural Sportscrew, soccer

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Activities and Organizationschoral groups, concert band, dance, drama theatre, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student film society, television station, yearbook
Sororities9% of women participate
Fraternities10% of men participate
ROTCArmy ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.06 3.33 509 518 514 23
Low 1.90 2.50 300 300 280 21
High 3.96 4.71 750 730 800 26
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