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Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational college in the heart of Boston. Wentworth enrolls more than 4,000 students and offers on-campus housing on its fully equipped 31-acre (13-hectare) campus.
Education at Wentworth
Students at WIT benefit from small class sizes (approximately 20 students on average) and individual attention from dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. We have over two dozen on-campus laboratories, makerspaces, and studios, which are an integral component of all our majors. Wentworth offers programs in Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Architecture, Business Management, Computer Science & Networking, Construction Management, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Industrial Design, and Interior Design.
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. Co-op is an important feature of Wentworth’s career-focused education. Before graduation, all students are required to work for two semesters in a paid position directly related to their major. Co-ops provide valuable, practical experiences that serve students well in their search for employment after graduation. In addition, Wentworth sponsors workshops on résumé writing, job search strategies, and interviewing techniques.
Past and present co-op positions
• Biomedical engineering technician
• Civil engineer
• Construction engineering technician
• Content strategist
• Data analyst
• Drafting assistant
• Electrical engineer
• Interior design assistant
• IT business
• Laboratory assistant
• Manufacturing engineer
• Mechanical engineer
• Model maker
• Software engineer
• Solar energy technician
• Torpedo systems engineer
Past and present co-op employers
• Abbott Laboratories
• Bose Corporation
• Boston Red Sox
• Dell EMC
• General Electric
• Massachusetts General Hospital
• Philips Healthcare
• Suffolk Construction
• Tesla Motors
• Weston & Sampson
Boston—a great location
Boston is one of America’s most beautiful and historical cities and is the original center of higher education in the United States. Its many colleges and universities bring a quarter of a million students to the city every year. A thriving multicultural city with a metropolitan area that’s home to five million people, Boston is a hub for technology, business, and medicine, giving students many opportunities.
Wentworth’s location makes it easy to get from one end of the city to the other. The public transportation system, known locally as the T, is easily accessible, as are major attractions ranging from Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team) to the Museum of Fine Arts to the trendy shops on Newbury Street, which are all just a short walk away.
Boston’s climate has four distinct seasons, so you can experience New England’s famed fall foliage, winter snow, spring breezes, and warm summer days. Average temperatures range from 26.7 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer to 1.1 degrees Celsius (34 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter.
Students quickly find themselves feeling at home on our 31-acre campus. That’s because we’re committed to creating a comfortable yet vibrant living and learning community. Here are just a few of the qualities that make Wentworth so attractive to students:
• A traditional campus surrounding a tree-lined quad, nestled in the heart of Boston
• Modern residence halls, including a state-of-the-art co-ed hall with amenities such as study, computer, and game rooms; a lounge; a laundry facility; and a fitness center
• Student activities that include more than 60 clubs and organizations
• All the resources of a major university as part of our membership of the Colleges of the Fenway, in which five neighboring colleges collaborate to sponsor events and activities, share facilities, and offer cross-registration
• Full-time security staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The admission process
Wentworth evaluates all applications on a rolling basis, but we strongly suggest that students apply as early as possible to ensure a place in their desired program as well as on-campus housing. The Admissions Committee will evaluate an application when all necessary documentation has been received. Students must submit certified copies of transcripts, English proficiency test results (TOEFL or IELTS), a declaration and certification of finances, an essay, and a recommendation letter.