Widener University

#1746 / #508
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#583
Most Desirable School

Private university

Widener University Featured Rankings

About Widener University

According to Wikipedia, Widener University is a private university in Chester, Pennsylvania. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania and one in Wilmington, Delaware. Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Wilmington, Delaware. It became The Alsop School for Boys from 1846 to 1853, and then Hyatt's Select School for Boys from 1853 to 1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858, and the school changed its name in 1859 to Delaware Military Academy. It moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and became Chester County Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972.

Widener University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
5,739 75% 65% 1125 22

How Much Does Widener University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$49,706
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $31,431
30K - 48K $26,560
48K - 75K $30,093
75K - 110K $30,744
110K+ $32,587

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Widener University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Widener University, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,100 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Widener University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
4,494 3,034 1,460

Where is Widener University?

Widener University is located at One University Place, Chester PA 19013-5792

How Safe is Widener University?

Chester has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Widener University Known For?

Widener University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Widener University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Widener University's Most Influential Alumni?

Widener University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, and Nursing. Here are some of Widener University's most famous alumni:

Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany
An American stained glass and jewelry designer .
Don McGahn
Don McGahn
An American government official.
Frank Wilcoxon
Frank Wilcoxon
An Irish-American chemist and statistician.
Brent Staples
An American non-fiction author and editorial writer of The New York Times.
Patrick Murphy
A Former Acting United States Secretary of the Army.
Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
An American film director .
Sylvanus Morley
Sylvanus Morley
An American archaeologist, epigrapher, Mayanist scholar, and WWI spy for the U.S..
Brian Tierney
Brian Tierney
An American businessman.
Dan Borislow
Dan Borislow
An American entrepreneur, sports team owner and thoroughbred horse breeder.
George Michael
An American professor.
John C. Sigler
An American lawyer.
Mike Missanelli
An American sports journalist.