Widener University-Delaware Campus


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Delaware


Widener is an innovative metropolitan university that combines academic quality with career preparation and a commitment to community service. A Widener education connects curricula to societal issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience.

A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener offers liberal arts and sciences and professional programs leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, serve some 6,500 students.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1210
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Faculty: 56

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
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Contact Information

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington Delaware 19803

Website: http://www.widener.edu

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Main Phone: 302-477-2100

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Admissions Contact:
Courtney Kelly
(888) 943-3630
IM Screen Names: cahoover78

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Erick Hyde
(888) 943-3630

Athletics Contact:
Jack Shafer
(610) 499-4437

Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA (3.00 for Nursing) for admission consideration. If a student has attended multiple institutions, the admission decision will be based on a cumulative GPA from all institutions.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in order for credit to be transferred into Widener.

Credits (Min/Max):
Transfer students must complete 50 percent of their major courses at Widener, and the last 45 credits must be completed at Widener for a Bachelor's degree. A maximum of 64 credits may be transferred from a two-year college and 75 from a four-year college.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have less than 12 hours of transferrable credit, the submission of official standardized test scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Widener does not publish a requirement for the submission of letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay or personal statement is not required.

Application Fee:
There is no fee to apply.

Other Requirements:
There will be a transfer course equivalency report included in the acceptance packet. Students must submit course descriptions for an unofficial evaluation.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1046

Transfers Accepted: 399

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 38%

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All transfer students are reviewed for merit scholarships. Awards are based on a student's cumulative GPA and major. The scholarship amounts range from $5,500-$12,500 per year. A minimum of 12 transferable credits are required for consideration.

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