Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Western New England University

Springfield, MA

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WNE: The right choice—right now!

Take your life to the next level
The time is now to jump into the action and start an exciting new chapter of your life. The next four years of college will go by fast, and when we ask graduating seniors about their experiences at Western New England University, they often say, "If you told me four years ago I would do the things I've accomplished, I never would have believed you." From trading an actual $100,000 student-managed investment fund on the Stock Market as a Finance major to presenting research in New York City at an international psychology conference to engineering a surgical device for breast cancer patients, our students take pride in how far they have come and are confident in how far they will go with a degree from WNE.
Welcome to your home away from home
No matter where you are or where you've been, Western New England is a special place. Our tight-knit Golden Bear family is a big part of what makes us a top-ranked university—and why our students and faculty love calling the University home. With ambitious learners and genuine instructors and advisors, we are a community of caring individuals who truly want to see each other succeed.

We're here for you
With diverse academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, competitive internships, and so much more at your fingertips, we're confident that you'll flourish here—and you won't have to do it alone. Your professors and University staff will get to know you and your goals, tailoring their approach to meet your individual needs.

We invest in your success
Looking for financial assistance? Western New England University provides a multitude of scholarship and financial aid opportunities to help lessen the financial burden with nearly 170 scholarship opportunities available to full-time students. Discover the education you deserve at a value you can afford.

Find your fit
From intramural sports and theater clubs to faith-based organizations and more, we've got more than 70 clubs and extracurricular activities for you to explore. We're certain you'll find your niche of like-minded individuals who will help you make the most of your college experience and life at WNE.


Ranked among the top 3% of 1,275 US colleges and universities | The Economist magazine


Western Massachusetts

The campus of Western New England University is located in a residential neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts. Springfield is the third largest city in Massachusetts with about 154,000 residents. It is less than 90 miles/150 km west of Boston and less than 140 miles/230 km northeast of New York City.

Western New England by the Numbers

• Established in 1919
• Gained university status in 2011
• 215-acre campus (from original 34 acres)
• 28 major buildings and numerous athletic and recreational fields

Student Body
• 3,647 total students
   - 2,522 full-time undergraduates
   - 61 part-time undergraduates
   - 395 law students
   - 392 graduate and adult learners
   - 203 pharmacy students
   - 74 occupational therapy students
• Students representing 38 states; Washington, DC; and 22 countries

Undergraduate Profile
• 58% full-time men, 42% full-time women
• 48% of full-time students from out of state
• 56.8% of full-time students living on campus
• 75.6% of freshmen living on campus
• Nearly 170 scholarship programs available to full-time students
• 95% of students receiving financial assistance
• 18 students per class on average
• Average SAT Critical Reading & Math score of 1203 (national average: 1060)
• Average GPA of 3.49 for entering class

Faculty and Staff 
• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• 213 full-time faculty
• 124 adjunct faculty
• 414 full-time staff
• 56 part-time staff

An Inside Look