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Widener University

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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at Widener
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
2,566
2,895
# Admitted
1,719
1,954
% Admitted
67.0%
67.5%
% Overall
67.3%

Students who got into Widener:

Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (4), Grades (5), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (0)
What so liked about widener is that they lookNov 20 2016Nursing
What so liked about widener is that they look at the whole student. You're not just a gpa and sat score. Leadership is something that hospitals/businesses look for in prospective employees. Most schools don't have leadership courses. At Widner leadership is a big focus and you can minor in leadership. So any real leadership activities you can involve yourself in high school you should. But it random things. They look for long term commitment to something. There is a guy in our nursing program who didn't come in with an over the top sat score or gpa but in hs he got his cna, was already working at a hospital and volunteered several years in the health field. He is by far one of the best students here and Widener saw that. My best friend went to Drexel with with what would be a 1500 sat and terrific gpa. She failed out after the third semester.
Also, don't waste time on AP classes. Even if you take the exam and score a 4 or 5, when you transfer the credit you still have to take the same classes. AP chem in 10th grade is a waste because you'all forget it by the time you get to college and will need to take the college class again to refresh. You are better off taking dual enrollment and take classes that you can use to fulfill electives. That way you open up your schedule to be able to take a minor. I took all the AP classes my school offered and only now to see what they are - a money making scheme for the college board. As long as you have a challenging high school curriculum of either college prep or honors classes you'll be fine. So many kids pile on AP classes and they have no time for extracurricular to round out their applications. And if you don't take the exams or take the exams and don't score well it looks bad for you. That's probably the best advice I can offer is to do dual enrollment.
SAT: 1140 Female
Getting in is easy, they'll take anyone as longApr 13 2015Civil Engineering
Getting in is easy, they'll take anyone as long as they pay tuition. The education itself is horrible and should only be paid for as a last resort.
Male
I think it is easier to get into WidenerApr 12 2015Nursing
I think it is easier to get into Widener than it is to stay. For some programs, the coursework is extremely difficult, but requirements are not. For other programs, the coursework is average.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1210 Female
Consider Widener your safety schoolApr 09 2014Computer Science
Consider Widener your safety school. Assuming you put in an average amount of effort during high school, you shouldn't need to worry about being rejected. Above average students are more likely to get scholarships, and that's about the only reason I would choose to go here, so shoot for those. I can only give the same advice I would relay to prospective students at any university; be candid, confident, polite, and market yourself in the best way possible. Don't do anything to detract from your image as a person.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1300 Male
I play sports and did decent in high schoolMar 25 2014Criminal
I play sports and did decent in high school this was my last resort of 6 schools.
SAT: 1430 Male
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