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Tuition & Fees

$34,874

$34,874

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

61%

39%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,024
Declined + 1,183
Total Received 6,207
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Private (nonprofit)

2,733

undergraduate students

1,221

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 3962
ACT 1930

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
45%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
44%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
56%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%
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School Facts

Western New England University, founded in 1919, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law. Its 215-acre campus is located in a residential section of Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,954
Established in 1919
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Springfield, MA

215-acre, suburban campus in Springfield (population: 153,703), 90 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Hartford, CT (25 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
45%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
44%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
56%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,024
Declined + 1,183
Total Received 6,207

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Bryan Gross
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 325-1122, extension 1321
F: 413 782-1777
learn@wne.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,236,169
State $690,720
Institutional $31,847,804
Other external $746,841
Total $37,521,534

Non-need-based

Federal $234,450
State $1,700
Institutional $5,706,969
Other external $96,300
Total $6,039,419

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division III), New England College Wrestling Association (Division III), New England Football Conference (Division III), Commonwealth Coast Conference (Division III), New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance (Division III), Pilgrim League (Division III)
Mascot
Golden Bear
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accelerated Biomedical Engineering/Law
Accounting
American Studies
Applied Behavior Analysis
Arts/Entertainment Management
B.S.B.A./M.B.A.
Behavior Analysis
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Analytical/Information Management
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication/Journalism
Communication/Media Theory/Production
Communication/Professional Communication
Communication/Public Relations
Communications
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education in Curriculum/Instruction
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
English for Teachers
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Finance
Five-Year Bachelor/M.B.A.
Five-Year Bachelor/M.S.A.
Forensic Biology
Forensic Chemistry
General Biology
General Business
Health Sciences
History
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Integrated Liberal Studies
International Business
International Studies
Law
Law/Society
Liberal Studies
Management
Management/Leadership
Marketing
Marketing Communication/Advertising
Mathematical Science
Mathematics for Teachers
Mechanical Engineering
Neuroscience
Pharmaceutical Business
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Management
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Undergraduate

69%

2,733
students

Female
39%
1,074

Male
61%
1,659

Graduate

31%

1,221
students

Female
58%
703

Male
42%
518

undergraduateFull-time

94%

2,578
students

Female
40%
1,006

Male
60%
1,572

undergraduatePart-time

6%

155
students

Female
44%
68

Male
56%
87

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
France
Saudi Arabia
The Russian Federation
The Virgin Islands
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michelle Kowalsky
Director of International Admissions
413 782-1321
learn@wne.edu

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