Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
20%
80%
student ratio
3,974
total students
Tuition Cost $32,954 | $32,954
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $23,788
February 15
fall application deadline
70%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
578
sat math
532
sat reading
0
sat writing
25
act composite

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 seventeen 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

550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5998
USA

Ms.Amy Dufour

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 617-989-4116
Fax: 617-989-4010
Email: dufoura@wit.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Construction Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Project Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Building Construction Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Building/Construction Site Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Biological and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electromechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

70% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,556
    • Accepted5,333
    • Acceptance Rate70%
    • Enrolled3,974
    • Female Applicants1,983
    • Females Accepted1,376
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants5,573
    • Males Accepted3,957
    • Male Acceptance Rate71%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.06
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 532 480 590
    • SAT Math 578 530 630
    • SAT Writing 0
    • ACT Composite 25 21 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$32,954
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,954
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$13,640
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$23,788
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$22,272
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,279
    • Average Grant Aid:$8,414
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$6,352
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 40%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 7%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,974
    • Male Student Percentage80%
    • Female Student Percentage20%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.77%
    • Black or African American3.8%
    • White or Caucasian62.21%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.2%
    • Asian7.57%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.03%
    • Two or more races6.21%
    • Unknown or International Student8.6%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout8.62% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students35% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 52%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Intramural Sports, Wentworth Events Board, Multicultural Student Association, Phi Sigma Pi, Major Particular Professional Student Associations
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • 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 Division C No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
  • 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 Division C No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty379
    • Full-time Percentage41%
    • Part-time Percentage59%
    • Female Percentage31%
    • Male Percentage69%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 3,891 students to 231 faculty


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