Widener University-Main Campus

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Widener University-Main Campus can be found in Chester, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Widener University-Main Campus has an enrollment of about six thousand students.

The majority of students that got into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1040 - 1210, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 20 - 25. We were able to estimate the Widener University-Main Campus average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 72% with 17% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at widener.edu.

Overall Widener University-Main Campus Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Widener University-Main Campus was reported as 71.9% in Fall 2020 with over 6,250 college applications submitted to Widener University-Main Campus. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Widener University-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Widener University-Main Campus, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Widener University-Main Campus has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.7%
  • 2017-2018: 65.4%
  • 2018-2019: 69.2%
  • 2019-2020: 71.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 64.8%

How Does Widener University-Main Campus Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Widener University-Main Campus is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Swarthmore College8.9%
Neumann University62.3%
University of the Sciences71.0%
Haverford College16.3%
Saint Joseph's University75.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Widener University-Main Campus (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 600
Math520 - 610
Total Score1040 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 25
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