Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Western New England University

Springfield, MA

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An affordable, quality education 
Renewable Merit Scholarships from $10,000–$22,000 per year (based on high school performance) make our bottom-line tuition affordable and competitive. Additionally, students may qualify for Women in Engineering ($5,000), FIRST® Robotics participation scholarships ($1,000), or Leadership Grants ($3,000). Please visit wne.edu/tuition for details.

A new report from Zippia finds Western New England University to be #5 in the nation and #1 in Massachusetts when it comes to preparing graduates for the job market! The analysis by the career-focused site utilized data from the federal government’s College Scorecard, which looks at employment rates 10 years after students graduate. 

Preparing for a career in the health sciences
• Through the Early Assurance Program (EAP), qualifying high school seniors applying to the Pre-pharmacy program can be assured a seat in our Doctor of Pharmacy program if they meet the requirements.
• In our 19 labs in the Center for Sciences and Pharmacy, we offer six science majors (Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Health Sciences, and Health Studies) and three pre-professional health programs, including Pre-physician Assistant, Pre-optometry, and Pre-pharmacy (affiliated with our own on-campus Doctor of Pharmacy program). 
• The Health Science major provides foundational science prerequisites for our students to move on to various medical schools and programs. 
• Our Health Studies major prepares students to obtain more advanced training in health-related fields that focus on the social, psychological, and public health perspectives. A concentration is also offered in Pre-occupational Therapy for students who intend to pursue a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree, which they may do at Western New England University. 

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Ranked #1 in Massachusetts and #5 in the US for “Getting Jobs” among graduates who received federal aid | Zippia.com

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Ranked among the “Best National Universities” and the “Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering Programs” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023

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Business programs accredited by AACSB International

 

Most undergraduate Engineering programs accredited by ABET, Inc.

 

Law & Society, Pre-pharmacy, and Occupational Therapy programs holding highest possible accreditations

Fast Facts

Founded
• 1919

Academics
• School type: Private, coeducational
• Colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences, plus a School of Law
• Student-faculty ratio: 12:1
• Average class size: 18 students
• 2,522 full-time undergraduates
• 3,647 total students from 38 states and D.C. and 22 countries

Financing Your Education
• Academic Merit Scholarships from $10,000–$22,000 per year
• FIRST Robotics: $1,000
• Women in Engineering: $5,000
• Leadership Grant: $3,000
• 95% of undergraduates receive financial assistance through the University.

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