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, 2021

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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

WNE Fast Facts

WNE has joined the ranks of doctoral universities in the latest update to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Western New England joins the newly created Doctoral/Professional Universities category. Last September, U.S. News & World Report also placed Western New England in a new category—National Universities—in its “Best Colleges” 2020 rankings. This category moves us into the company of many of the top universities in the nation.

• Founded: 1919
• 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
• 2,580 full-time undergraduates
• 3,825 total students (undergraduate, graduate, and Law) from 37 states and territories, plus 25 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
• 98% of undergraduates receive financial assistance through the University.
• Tuition: 
   - Arts & Sciences: $35,454
   - Engineering: $37,054
   - Room and board: $14,034 (premium single rooms available)

• More than 70 clubs and organizations
• Team: The Golden Bears
• 20 varsity Division III sports (women’s ice hockey new for 2020!)

Majors and Programs

College of Engineering
Undergraduate degrees:
• Biomedical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Graduate and doctoral degrees:
• Civil Engineering
• Electrical Engineering 
• Engineering Management
• Industrial Engineering 
• Mechanical Engineering
• PhD in Engineering Management 

College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate degrees:
• Actuarial Science
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Forensic Biology
• Forensic Chemistry
• Health Sciences
• Health Studies 
• Information Technology
• Mathematical Sciences 
• Neuroscience
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Psychology

Graduate and doctoral degrees:
• Master of Science in Behavior Analysis
• Doctorate in Behavior Analysis

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Doctoral degrees
• Doctor of Occupational Therapy
• Doctor of Pharmacy 

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