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International Profile

Exceed your expectations

We take a personal interest in the success of international students and welcome the fresh perspectives you can bring to our learning community. Our Massachusetts location with close proximity to Boston and New York City makes Western New England University an ideal starting point for a great university experience in the United States. 

Setting high standards of excellence
In its annual “America’s Best Colleges” edition, U.S.News & World Report ranks Western New England University in the top tier of the “Regional Universities—North” category of colleges and universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.

The College of Business is among fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. The College of Pharmacy has earned full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Other programs may have individual accreditations. The Sport Management program is accredited by COSMA, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation.

Get more value through tuition and scholarships
Western New England University offers merit scholarships ranging from $6,000–$18,000 to undergraduate international students with outstanding academic records. International students must be able to finance their tuition, housing, travel, and personal expenses. Visit wne.edu/international for details.

Gain professional experience with an internship
Western New England University works with a network of 1,000 internship sponsors. The Career Development Center will help you to prepare for life after university. Enhance your academics with internships at such organizations as:
• LEGO Systems
• United Technologies
• PricewaterhouseCoopers
• The New England Center for Children
• Bank of America

Good looks and great value
Western New England University has been named by onlineschoolcenter.com among the 30 most beautiful campuses in the fall and among the top 50 colleges for the best financial returns by The Economist

Prepare for success through our intensive language and cultural program partnership
Through our partnership with BridgePathways, international students who
do not meet the University’s English proficiency requirements for direct admission may enroll in an on-campus intensive English program. You may apply for conditional admission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and upon successful completion of the English program, you will be granted a TOEFL waiver. This program covers linguistic, academic, and intercultural skills to help you be successful in the classroom and as a member of our learning community.

Experience living and learning on campus
You’ll get personal attention from your professors thanks to small class sizes and welcoming community. Academic buildings, residence halls, and dining and athletic facilities are all an easy walk anywhere from campus.
• Average class size of 20 students
• 3,985 total students (2,575 undergraduate students)
• Ten student residences, from traditional rooms to townhouses

Study at a great East Coast location
Our picturesque 215-acre campus is set in a residential neighborhood. In the past three years, modernization of academic buildings has seen more than $60 million in new construction or renovation projects. On-campus living options include traditional residence halls, suites, apartments, and townhouses.
International students have oppor
tunities to enjoy American culture through music, art, theater, fairs, festivals, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags New England Amusement Park, and plenty of great shopping!

Majors and Programs

College of Arts and Sciences
• Actuarial Sciences
• American Studies
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication
- Journalism
- Media Theory and Production
- Professional Communication
- Public Relations
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
- Crime and Society
- Criminal Investigation
- Terrorism and Homeland Security
• Economics
• Education
- Elementary
- Secondary
• English
• Forensic Biology
• Forensic Chemistry
• Health Sciences
• History
• Information Technology
• International Studies
• Law and Society
• Mathematical Sciences
• Neuroscience
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology
- Crime and Society

• Accounting
• Arts and Entertainment Management
• Business Analytics and Information Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• General Business
• International Business
• Management and Leadership
• Marketing
• Marketing Communication/Advertising
• Pharmaceutical Business
• Sport Management

• Biomedical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
- Civil
- Environmental
- Reservoir
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
- Green
- Mechanical
- Mechatronics

• Five-year Bachelor/M.B.A.
• Five-year Bachelor/M.S.A.
• Five-year Bachelor/M.S. in Organizational Leadership
• 3+3 Law Program
• Five-year Bachelor’s/M.S. in Engineering Management
• Five-year B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering
• Five-year B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
• Six-year Engineering/Law 


Western New England University is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Springfield is just three hours from New York City, 90 minutes from Boston, and 30 minutes from Hartford and Bradley International Airport.


Type of University: Private, co-ed, independent institution established in 1919

Size of Campus:
215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts

Number of Students:
3,955 total, including full-time undergraduates

Number of Faculty:
220 full-time faculty, with 140 adjunct faculty members

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
Nearly 50 academic undergraduate majors, plus combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs (See listing to the left.)

Geographic Diversity:
Students come from 28 U.S. states and 26 different countries.

International Student Services:
International Student and Scholar Services advises international students and scholars on immigration compliance and regulations; runs orientation programs in the fall and spring semesters; provides support for cultural counseling and understanding the U.S. academic system; delivers social and cultural programming; offers trips to local stores; and assists student, administrative, and academic groups throughout the University to grow international programs.
International Student Budget:
Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 academic year:
Arts and Sciences, Business Tuition $31,730
Engineering Tuition$33,160
Room and Board$12,894

Financial Aid:
Merit Scholarships from $6,000–$18,000

Test Score Requirements:
IELTS minimum of 6.0 for undergraduate and 6.5 for graduate students, TOEFL minimum of 79 Internet-based, or PTE minimum of 53; SAT optional

Students whose scores have not yet met the requirements for admission can apply for conditional admission, condition based on ESL. After successful completion of the BridgePathways Language program on campus, the students will be granted full admission.

Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission; $40 application fee