Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Western New England University

Springfield, MA

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Hands-on experience from day one

Science and Engineering at Western New England University are rooted in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship—and it all starts on day one. Not only will your education give you the tools to succeed in science and engineering, but it will mold you into a lifelong pioneer of change. If you’ve got big plans for your future, we’ve got the science and engineering education that will help you make them a reality. Highlights of our curriculum include:
• A Freshman Engineering Program that gets you learning and thinking like an engineer your first day in the lab.
• Opportunities to conduct academic research with faculty that may result in published work and professional conference presentations.
• Engineering Senior Design Projects allow you to innovate a project based on your own academic interests and even collaborate with local companies to create a product, method, or system to support their business.
• Interdisciplinary learning through courses like Product Innovation and Development that teaches you how to design and market a product from conception to showcase.
• Student-athletes are drawn to our Engineering programs that accommodate participation in Division III varsity athletics and also leave room for study abroad.

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.


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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 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.

• 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 and 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 and Health Sciences
Doctoral Degrees
• Doctor of Occupational Therapy
• Doctor of Pharmacy

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