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Reviews 617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses and professors are fine. I learned and they are good

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had little interation with them. It is not very strong.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: People there are bullies, snobs and hate nerds.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I did not participate, but Greeks were the bullies on campus

3 College Junior

Athletics: I ran cross country and track and the coach was very good. but it is not a school if you want to be a super athlete. it was fine for me.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was bullied from the time I began school. If you don't drink, smoke weed and interact with sex, then you are not liked. it took a lot of work to make friends.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Education aspects of Widener are satisfactory.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Accessible people to discuss jobs/internships.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe with the amount of security provided.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Standard college living facilities. Not luxury.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Attendance is large at games and events.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The teachers are accommodating and approachable.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Everyone just goes to philly

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Good parties are few throughout the year but a lot of okay parties more often

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Amazing professors, opportunities to do extra (research/coop/etc), and small classes generally

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lotta brown, gay, and even brown AND gay people

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There's no problem, people don't really judge too much here

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Widener's campus is not necessarily not safe, it's the environment around Widener that makes it not safe. However, there is always campus safety basically on every corner of campus and off campus. I usually always feel safe unless I am in an area a few blocks off campus. While on campus thought I know that I am safe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every course I have taken so far has made me work to my full potential. There has not been a class yet where I was able to just slack off and pass. I had to put time and effort into each class if I wanted a good grade. The professors were always easy to talk to and always made time for their students. Whether it was meeting for office hours or scheduling another time, the professors were always flexible.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Widener holds a career fair every fall with over 50 plus employers, this is one of our biggest networking events and many students get opportunities from attending this. Our career center holds many lectures that are helpful with resumes and cover letters and preparing you for interviews.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's your typical average dorm. The rooms are just big enough for your two beds and dressers and desks. It's important to keep your room clean because if not then you feel more stressed out. Living in a dorm you may just find your best friends who live next to you or even your roommate.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life gets many students involved especially people who never considered themselves to be a part of greek life. They hold a lot of events that are open to public campus in order to get everyone involved

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: People usually say if you don't play a sport then why did you go to Widener. Sports are a big part of campus many people participate and come to widener based on recruiting.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When you don't know anyone it's hard but I met my best friends here. I feel that I am getting a good education based on my major. If you are involved in many things it does make life a little less boring

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Have not heard of any incidents of sexual assaults. There are no campus crimes, which is good since widener is in chester. There are campus security guards all around and the doors are completely locked at all times.

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"All right, Mr. DeMille. I’m ready for my close-up." This classic cinematic line comes from the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard and was uttered in reference to filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, a Widener University graduate—only he attended the institution when it was called Pennsylvania Military College. In fact, since its 1821 inception, the school has undergone many name changes before settling on the Widener moniker in 1972. Today, Widener University consists of four campuses, with the main one in Chester, Pa. The Chester area is one of the campus's drawbacks, as students often cite the surrounding neighborhood as being dangerous. However, campus safety officers counter this by having an ever-present visibility on campus. Sometimes students feel they are too present, as they tend to stand guard at doors, checking bags before letting in visitors. But even with this strong presence, students tend to appreciate that they always feel safe on Widener grounds. If students feel scared, there's a reliable campus shuttle available to take students around campus and beyond (to places like Wawa and Walmart).

In terms of academics, professors are generally thought of as helpful and provide students with manageable workloads. One of the most talked-about and impressive programs is nursing. Freshman students can begin taking nursing classes as early as their first year on campus. One of the latest facilities on campus, Founders Hall, actually caters to the nursing community and includes a nurses’ station, a hospital simulation lab, and many other state-of-the-art amenities. Overall, the facilities are pretty well maintained, except that students wish the facility hours were a little more conducive for late-night studying and hanging out, especially when there are so many active clubs and organizations on campus, including Greek life. Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to meet up and fit in these obligations, and unfortunately, the building hours aren’t always helpful when it comes to these responsibilities. Overcrowding can also be a problem, so students often wish the University would consider building more places for students to go. One thing students don’t complain about too much is the weather: The Chester area experiences all four seasons in all of their beautiful glory.

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