Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

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We understand growth and change. 
A century ago, Wentworth opened as a vocational tech school. Today, we are a nationally ranked university that is a top choice for talent-hungry employers. Based in Boston—a hotspot for innovation, entrepreneurship, research, finance, manufacturing, and health sciences—Wentworth is a launching pad for students to pursue the careers of their dreams. Among our majors, state-of-the-art labs and facilities, a leading-edge cooperative education (co-op) program, and distinguished faculty, Wentworth’s academic programs are truly exceptional. Wentworth offers exciting opportunities for students looking to build a framework for success in the innovation economy.

At Wentworth, we are dedicated to ideas—ideas that will solve the problems confronting us all in our lives and work. Our role is to give you everything you need to develop your ideas, test them, and launch them into the world. We have designed Wentworth as a real-world laboratory focused on real-world problem-solving; a university dedicated to creating a new generation of problem solvers that every organization needs and strives to hire. The result? A stunning 99% of Wentworth graduates are employed or attending grad school six months after graduation.

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. There are 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 paid, professional 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. Our most recent report revealed that 94% of our graduates are employed in their field of study.  

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.  

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. Wentworth does not require SAT or ACT scores as part of an application for admission. 


Founded: 1904

Type of School: Private, coeducational

Student Body: 4,000 full-time undergraduate students

• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Sciences
• 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 (optional concentrations in Commercial Real Estate or 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: $34,970 per academic year; typical room and board: $14,526 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/yellowribbon for more information.

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