Wentworth Institute of Technology
A hands-on, action-oriented, future-focused inclusive community of problem-solvers
A century ago, Wentworth Institute of Technology opened as a vocational tech school. Today, we’re a nationally ranked university that’s 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 WIT, we’re dedicated to ideas—ideas that will solve the problems we all confront 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’ve designed Wentworth as a real-world laboratory focused on real-world problem-solving. WIT is 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 our students are employed or attending grad school within six months of graduation.
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.
Wentworth offers one of the most comprehensive cooperative education (co-op) programs in the United States. For over 40 years, WIT 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 experiences that serve students well in their search for employment after graduation. Our most recent report revealed that 96% 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 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.
Type of School: Private, coeducational
Student Body: 4,000 full-time undergraduate students
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Sciences
- Adaptive Interventions
- Emerging Technologies
• Biological Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business Management
- Technology Project Management
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Networking
• Computer Science
• Computer Science & Society
• Construction Management
- Commercial Real Estate
- Facility Management
• Electrical Engineering
• Electromechanical 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: $37,050 per academic year; typical room and board: $15,420 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.