Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

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If you’re like many students, you feel that your career isn’t accelerating at the pace you’d like to see. 

You feel disconnected from the professional world. That’s exactly why so many students transfer to Wentworth. From day one, you are connected to the professional world, building your experience, skills, and confidence. We are a hands-on, action-oriented university, and our cooperative education program is one of the most comprehensive in higher ed. You will graduate as a seasoned professional—with a salary to match. Wentworth graduates’ median starting salary is 25% more than that of a typical college graduate, according to PayScale. Whatever your reasons for transferring, we take your particular situation into account. We have two primary criteria for evaluating transfer students: academic achievement and personal qualities.

Academics at Wentworth
When you join the Wentworth community, you enjoy the benefits of small class sizes (approximately 20 students) and individual attention from a dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. Thereare more than two dozen state-of-the-art laboratories, makerspaces, 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 over 40 years, Wentworth has been opening doors and helping students gain professional, paid work experience. Before graduation, all students are required to work for two semesters in a paid position directly related to their major. Co-op provides valuable, practical experience that serves students well in their search for employment after graduation. Within six months of graduation, 99% of graduates are employed or in graduate school.

Colleges of the Fenway
Wentworth is part of one of Boston’s largest academic collaborations, a consortium representing over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300 course offerings. Wentworth has partnerships with Emmanuel College, Simmons University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Students have the ability to cross-register with other colleges, interlibrary loan privileges, and combined extracurricular activities such as orchestra, theater, and other social and athletic opportunities. 

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

Applying for transfer is easy; simply go to our website at wit.edu/transfer or apply via the Common Application at apply.commonapp.org. 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; official college transcripts from any institution of higher learning you have attended; and a Transfer College Report from your prior institution.

Wentworth Institute of Technology At A Glance

Founded: 1904

Type of School: Private, coeducational

Student Body: 4,000 full-time undergraduate students

Majors:
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Sciences
• Architecture*
   - Adaptive Interventions
   - Emerging Technologies
   - Urbanism
• Biological Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business Management
   - Entrepreneurship
   - Technology Project Management
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Networking
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
   - Commercial Real Estate
   - Facility Management
• Cybersecurity
• Electrical Engineering
• Electromechanical Engineering
• Engineering
• 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: $37,050 per academic year; typical room and board: $15,420 per academic year

Sports and Activities: 18 Division III athletic teams; more than 60 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/student-life/military-connected for more information on Military-Connected Services at WIT.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

School of Architecture & Design
Join a studio culture where you’ll be driven by curiosity and creativity, and find yourself immersed in designing projects with professors and student peers in the School of Architecture & Design. From a Boston Public High School to award-winning furniture to redesigning the interior of an emergency department, you’ll be engaged in exciting hands-on projects from day one.   

• Architecture
• Industrial Design
• Interior Design 

School of Computing & Data Science
Wentworth’s Computing & Data Science degrees rapidly evolve to keep ahead of the field. Recent new course offerings—including Quantum Computing for Security, Artificial Intelligence in Gaming, and Machine Learning—provide you with a strong foundation for success now and in the future. You’ll learn through real-world examples from friendly and approachable faculty in small-class settings and labs.  

• Applied Mathematics
• Computer Networking
• Computer Science
• Cybersecurity 

School of Engineering
In the School of Engineering, you’ll learn through hands-on experience from industry-experienced and approachable faculty members in small classes utilizing the most advanced laboratories and fabrication spaces. Two required co-op opportunities and a senior capstone project mean you’ll graduate in high demand for your technical prowess and professional skills.  

• Biological Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Electromechanical Engineering
• Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering 

School of Management
In the School of Management, you will graduate a leader known for solving the most challenging problems, tackling everything from developing new products and services, to bringing a complex project or building to completion, to leading large teams.   

• Business Management
• Computer Information Systems
• Construction Management 

School of Sciences & Humanities
By providing students with a chance to develop essential skills like critical thinking, creative approaches to problem-solving, and professional development, the School of Sciences and Humanities offers students a sandbox experience to becoming lifelong learners and doers. 

• Applied Sciences
• Computer Science & Society

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