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Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Courtney Kelley
Exective Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Phone
610-499-4126

Email
admissions.office@widener.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Java City and Residential Restaurant
Schwartz Athletic Center
Observatory
Pennsylvania Military College Museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old City Philadelphia
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Sports Stadiums
King of Prussia Mall and Granite Run Mall
Historical Brandywine Valley attractions
Sports, entertainment, and cultural activities make the Philadelphia area a great place to live, learn and grow.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00-4:00 M-F, 9:00-12:00 Sat.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open house programs in fall; summer Wed. programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport. Buses and trains in close proximity.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Western Pennsylvania: Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Route 476 South to I-95 South toward Chester. Stay in the far right-hand lane on I-95. Exit I-95 at the next exit (Exit 6) for Routes 320 and 352. Turn right at end of the exit ramp, follow to intersection with Walnut Street. Turn right onto Walnut Street where the main campus begins. For visitor parking, turn right onto 14th Street and follow to circular drive on left hand side for parking behind Old Main. From Northeast Pennsylvania and Western upstate New York: Go south on Northeast Extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 25A (476 South) and follow Route 476 South to I-95 South toward Chester. Stay in the far right-hand lane on I-95. Exit I-95 at the next exit (Exit 6) for Routes 320 and 352. Turn right at end of the exit ramp, follow to 13th Street. Go one block and turn right onto Walnut Street where the main campus begins. For visitor parking, turn right onto 14th Street into circular drive on left hand side for parking behind Old Main. From Philadelphia: Take Interstate 95 South. Take exit 6 for Routes 320 and 352, Central Chester Business District and Widener University. Turn right at end of the exit ramp, follow to 13th Street. Go one block and turn right onto Walnut Street where the main campus begins. For visitor parking, turn right onto 14th Street into circular drive on left hand side for parking behind Old Main. From Wilmington, Del. And Washington, D.C.: Take interstate 95 northbound and get off in Chester, P.A. at Exit 6 for Routes 320 and 352, Central Chester Business District and Widener University. At first traffic light, turn left over bridge. Bear right at fork on other side of bridge. Go to second traffic light and turn right on 15th Street to Walnut Street where the main campus begins. From Metropolitan New York, Long Island and Northern New Jersey: Take New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 2. Proceed on Route 322 West across Commodore Barry Bridge. Coming off the bridge, follow signs for Interstate 95 North and Philadelphia to get on I-95 North. Get off I-95 at Exit 6 for Routes 320 and 352, Central Chester Business District and Widener University. At first traffic light, turn left over bridge. Bear right at fork on other side of bridge. Go to second traffic light and turn right on 15th Street to Walnut Street where the main campus begins. Go to second traffic light and turn right on 15th Street to Walnut Street where the main campus begins. Since Interstate 295 parallels the New Jersey Turnpike between Bordentown (Exit 7) and the Commodore Barry Bridge, those who prefer to do so can get off at Exit 7, follow the signs to I-295 South, and take that route to the bridge.

Local Accommodations
The following is a list of hotels that are within 30 minutes from campus: Philadelphia Airport Marriott (One Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia, PA; 215-492-9000), Holiday Inn (45 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA; 610-521-2400), Red Roof Inn (I-95 and Route 420, Essington, PA; 610-521-5090), MacIntosh Inn (Routes 1 and 352, Media, PA; 610-565-5800), Renaissance Hotel (500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, PA; 610-521-5900), Ramada Inn (76 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA; 610-521-9600).

Admissions

Applicants: 6,422
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Average HS GPA: 3.45






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