Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

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Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational college located in Boston, one of America’s most beautiful and historical cities. Wentworth enrolls more than 4,000 students and offers on-campus housing on its fully equipped 31-acre campus. 

Academics at Wentworth 
When you join the Wentworth community, you’ll enjoy the benefits of small class sizes (with approximately 20 students on average) and individual attention from a dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. We have more than two dozen state-of-the-art laboratories, makerspaces, and studios, which are integral components 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 more than 40 years, WIT has been opening career 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 majors. Co-ops provide valuable, practical experiences that serve students well in their search for employment after graduation. In fact, within six months of graduation, 98% of graduates are employed or in grad 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 members, and 2,300 course offerings. Wentworth has partnerships with Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Simmons University. Students have the ability to cross-register with the other colleges, interlibrary loan privileges, and combined extracurricular activities such as orchestra, theater, and other social and athletic opportunities.

The admission process
Wentworth practices rolling admission, meaning we review each application once all required materials are received. While there isn’t an official deadline to apply, some majors and on-campus housing fill up quickly, so we encourage students 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’ve attended. Wentworth doesn’t require SAT or ACT scores as part of the application for admission. 

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.  

Majors:
• 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. 

Majors:
• Applied Mathematics
• Computer Networking
• Computer Science
• Computer Science & Society
• 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. 

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

School of Management
In the School of Management, you’ll graduate as 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.  

Majors:
• 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 & Humanities offers students a sandbox experience to becoming lifelong learners and doers. 

Majors:
• Applied Science
• Computer Science & Society

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
• Computer Science & Society
• Construction Management
Commercial Real Estate
Facility Management
• Cybersecurity
• Electrical Engineering
• Electromechanical Engineering
• Engineering
• Industrial Design
• Interior Design
• Mechanical Engineering

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: $35,970 per academic year
• Typical room and board: $14,970 per academic year

Athletics 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 participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program; please visit wit.edu/student-life/military-connected for more information.

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