4,262
Students
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20,181
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
91
91%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

With Diverse Offerings and Forward-Looking Instructors and Instruction, Wentworth is a Leading 21st Century Institution

Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering eighteen bachelor's degree programs in the fields of applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science and networking, construction management, design, and engineering.

Specifically, bachelor's degrees are awarded in the following majors: the Bachelor of architecture and the Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics, biological engineering, biomedical engineering, business management, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer information systems, computer networking, computer science, construction management, electrical engineering, electromechanical engineering , engineering-interdisciplinary, industrial design, interior design, and mechanical engineering.

Baccalaureate degrees in architecture and interior design are designated as first professional degrees. Completion of a Wentworth baccalaureate degree requires four or five years, depending on the program. Electromechanical Engineering is five-year program. Applied mathematics is a three-year program with a four-year option.

Wentworth Offers a World of Educational Opportunities and Career Possibilities

At Wentworth Institute of Technology, college-level study in technological fundamentals and principles is combined with appropriate laboratory, field, and studio experience. Students apply theory to practical problems, and they acquire skills and techniques by using, operating, and controlling equipment and instruments that are particular to their area of specialization. In addition, study in the social sciences and humanities provides a balanced understanding of the world in which graduates work.

Wentworth's programs of study are more practical than theoretical in approach, and the institute's academic requirements demand extensive time and effort. The growing presence of international students on campus, representing 60 different countries from all over the planet, has brought another powerful dimension to the institute's educational program.

During the first two years of study in a degree program at Wentworth, students lay the foundation for more advanced study in the third and fourth (and fifth, where applicable) years. While nearly all majors allow continuous study from the freshman through the senior year, the architecture major requires a petition for acceptance to the baccalaureate program during the sophomore year.

All bachelor's degree programs are conducted as cooperative (co-op) education programs: upon entering their third year, students alternate semesters of academic study at Wentworth with semester-long periods of employment in industry. Two semesters of co-op employment are required; one additional (summer) semester of co-op is optional. Both students and the companies that hire them are enthusiastic about the co-op program and agree that it is a mutually valuable experience.

Residence Alternatives Fit All Lifestyles While Counseling and Placement Assistance Help Students Both Arrive and Depart

Wentworth provides dormitory and suite-style residence halls on campus for men and women. Students residing in the residence halls are on a full meal plan. Upper-class students have the option of living in on-campus apartments. Students residing in the apartments may prepare their own meals. A cafeteria, snack bar, and convenience store are available for those wishing to purchase their meals.

Career counseling and placement assistance are available to all alumni and to students who have completed at least one semester of study at the institute. While many graduates of Wentworth are employed in the Boston area, alumni have secured positions throughout the United States and abroad.

Wentworth Students Benefit from the World-Class Offerings of Boston, a World-Class City for College, Arts, and Life

Boston is the educational center of New England and a first-class East Coast metropolis. It is a city of charm, tradition, and elegance, as well as a major center of art, science, music, history, medicine, and education. Wentworth is situated near the heart of Boston and is surrounded by institutions that provide the cultural advantages for which the city is famous.

The Museum of Fine Arts, with its store of art treasures, is diagonally across the street, and admission is free to any student with a Wentworth ID card. Symphony Hall is just a few blocks away. The Harvard Medical School, the New England Conservatory of Music, Emmanuel College, Simmons College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Roxbury Community College, and Northeastern University are among the many educational institutions within a few blocks of the campus.

Financial Aid Officials Ensure that Qualified Students with Both Merit and Need Get the Quality Education They Deserve

Scholarships are available to students with demonstrated need and academic promise. Merit-based scholarships are also available. Wentworth also provides federal and state financial assistance, such as Federal Pell and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study Program awards, Gilbert Matching Grants, and Massachusetts No-Interest Loans, to students with financial need in accordance with federal and state guidelines.

Wentworth participates in the Federal Direct Lending program. As a result, students are eligible to borrow under the Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan program and parents may borrow under the Federal Direct PLUS program. Individuals participating in these programs borrow money directly from the federal government rather than through lending institutions. In addition to these need-based programs, Wentworth also participates in the MEFA loan program sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority. Wentworth offers several payment options through payment plans and alternative loan financing.

To apply for financial aid, new students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Applications received after this date are considered as funds allow.

Location & Contact

Address 550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
United States
Contact Ms. Amy Dufour
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: dufoura@wit.edu
Phone: 617-989-4116
Fax: 617-989-4010

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Construction Trades Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,172
Applied
5,670
Accepted
4,262
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

1,571
Females Applied
1,476
Females Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,601
Males Applied
4,194
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.05
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 576 530 620
SAT Math 599 550 650
ACT Composite 25 22 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

33,950
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Fees

14,190
Room & board
11,090
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

20,181
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,571
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
11,171
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,585
Avg. Loan Aid
10,487
Avg. Grant Aid
14,111
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,262
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.88%
Black or African American 4.2%
White or Caucasian 61.54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 7.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 2.09%
Other 6.99%

Gender

Male (79.49%)
Female (20.51%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 49%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Beaux Arts Ball, Family Weekend and Design Lecture Series

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Intramural Sports, Wentworth Events Board, Multicultural Student Association, Phi Sigma Pi and Major Particular Professional Student Associations

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

354
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 158
Part-time - 196
Male - 241
Female - 113
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