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Undergrad Profile


 Go ahead and dream. Test yourself with an excellent cooperative education. 

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational college located in Boston, one of America’s most beautiful and historical cities. Wentworth enrolls more than 4,000 students and offers on-campus housing on its 31-acre, fully equipped campus. 

Academics at Wentworth
When you join the Wentworth community, you can enjoy the benefits of small class sizes (approximately 20 students) and individual attention from a dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. There are more than 60 on-campus laboratories and studios, which are an integral component of all majors at Wentworth, creating a hands-on learning environment. Wentworth is also one of the more affordable full-time baccalaureate options in Boston.

Cooperative education
Wentworth offers one of the most comprehensive cooperative education (co-op) programs in the United States. For 40 years Wentworth has been opening career doors and helping students gain professional, paid work experience. Co-op is an important feature of Wentworth’s career-focused education. Before graduation, all students are required to work for two semesters in a paid position directly related to their majors. Co-op provides valuable, practical experience, which serves students well in their search for employment after graduation.

Colleges of the Fenway
Wentworth is part of one of Boston’s largest academic collaborations, a consortium representing more than 12,000 students. Wentworth has partnerships with Emmanuel College, Simmons College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wheelock College, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Students have cross-registration with other colleges, interlibrary loan privileges, and combined extracurricular activities such as orchestra, theater, and other social and athletic opportunities. All of the members of the consortium are a short walk apart.

Admission
Wentworth practices rolling admission, which means we review each application once all required materials are received. While there is not an official deadline to apply, some majors and on-campus housing fill up quickly, so we encourage you to apply early.

Applying is easy; simply go to our website at wit.edu/apply and complete the online application. Wentworth also accepts the Common Application. In addition, the following documentation is required: a personal statement or essay; a letter of recommendation from a professor or other professional familiar with your academic abilities; your final official high school transcript; and official college transcripts from any institution of higher learning you have attended. If you are within a year of having graduated from high school, official scores of either the SAT or ACT must also be submitted.

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Founded: 1904

Type of School: Private, coeducational

Student Body: Over 3,900 full-time undergraduate students

Majors:
• Applied Mathematics
• Architecture (concentrations in Adaptive Interventions, Emerging Technologies, or Urbanism)
• Biological Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business Management (optional concentrations in Entrepreneurship or Technology Project Management)
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Networking
• Computer Science
• Construction Management (concentration in Facilities Management)
• Electrical Engineering
• Electromechanical Engineering
• Engineering (interdisciplinary)
• Industrial Design
• Interior Design
• Mechanical Engineering

Architecture is a four-year bachelor’s degree followed by the opportunity to apply to a one-year Master of Architecture (MArch) program. The MArch program is approved by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB), the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Cooperative Education: Co-op is a requirement for all majors.

Campus Life: Co-ed, on-campus residence halls (rooms or suites) and apartments

Costs: Tuition: $31,840 per academic year; typical room and board: $13,530 per academic year

Sports and Activities: 17 Division III athletic teams; more than 45 student activities and chapter memberships in professional associations

Yellow Ribbon Program: Wentworth is a proud supporter of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Please visit wit.edu/yellowribbon for more information.

The Five Factors of Career Success
Today’s global, interconnected economy demands creativity, collaboration, and the ability to lead with confidence. Wentworth offers a unique combination of five factors that help ensure students’ career success through an integrated program of hands-on, experiential learning and opportunities to grow and make valuable connections.

1. Focused Academics
Wentworth’s academic offerings are guided by our commitment to EPIC Learning (Externally collaborative, Project-based, Interdisciplinary Culture). Our programs emphasize both curricular and extracurricular learning, enabling students to exercise their skills in different contexts.
2. Cooperative Learning
Students complete a minimum of two semesters of cooperative learning experiences (co-ops), applying classroom knowledge in real-world environments. Through co-ops students learn to think on their feet as they tackle projects that have real-world implications and impact.
3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wentworth provides opportunities for students to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and identify and fulfill technical, societal, and economic needs with innovative ideas and solutions that the world has never seen before.
4. Collaboration and Partnerships
Wentworth collaborates with a host of universities, corporations, and other partners on a wide range of projects and opportunities that provide students with hands-on experience as well as important professional connections.
5. Ideal Loation
The Wentworth campus is conveniently located within a world-class center of technology, business, and culture. Some of the most respected institutions of higher learning, medicine, and finance are based in Boston.

 
 
 
 
 
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