Innovation in the Making
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational college located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Wentworth enrolls more than 4,000 students and offers on-campus housing on its 31-acre (13-hectare), fully equipped campus.
Education at Wentworth
Students can benefit from small class sizes (approximately 20 students) and individual attention from dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. There are more than 60 on-campus laboratories and studios, which are an integral component of all majors at Wentworth. Wentworth offers programs in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Business Management, Computer Science and Networking, Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Facility Planning and Management, Industrial Design, and Interior Design.
Wentworth offers one of the most comprehensive cooperative education (co-op) programs in the United States. For 40 years Wentworth has been opening career doors and helping students gain professional, paid 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-op provides valuable, practical experience, which serves 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
• Facilities manager—Thailand
• Fiber-optics lab assistant—New York
• Game tester—Massachusetts
• Product designer—Sweden
• Programmer—Hong Kong
• Shoe designer—Massachusetts
• Software engineer—Venezuela
Past and present co-op employers
• Boston Red Sox Foundation
• The Gillette Company
• Johnson & Johnson
• Sikorsky Aircraft
• Turner Construction Company
Boston—a great location
Boston is one of America’s most beautiful and historical cities and the original center of higher education in the United States. Its 50 colleges and universities bring a quarter of a million students to the city every year. A thriving, multicultural city with a metropolitan area 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 another. The public transportation system, known locally as the T, is 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 of Newbury Street, which are only a short walk away.
Boston’s climate has four distinct seasons, so you can experience New England’s famed fall foliage along with 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 (30 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 45 clubs and organizations
• The resources of a major university as part of our membership of the Colleges of the Fenway, in which six neighboring colleges collaborate to sponsor events and activities, share facilities, and offer cross-registration
• Full-time security staff, 24 hours a day, every day
Wentworth evaluates all applications on a rolling admission basis. Wentworth strongly suggests that students apply as early as possible to ensure a place in the program as well as on-campus housing. The Admissions Committee will evaluate an application when all of the necessary documentation has been received. Students must submit true certified copies of transcripts, English proficiency test results (TOEFL, IELTS), a declaration and certification of finances, an essay, and a recommendation.
Boston, Massachusetts, is more than 350 years old and has been noted as being compact, walkable, historic, and clean. Boston is the largest city in New England, with a population of 600,000. The climate is temperate, with four distinct seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. There are more than 50 colleges and universities in Greater Boston, along with historical sites, international restaurants, and museums.
Type of School: Independent, coeducational four-year college granting bachelor’s degrees
Size of Campus: 31-acre campus located in the city of Boston
Number of Students: More than 4,300 students; 3,900 full-time undergraduates; international undergraduate population of approximately 400 students, representing 10% of undergraduate enrollment
Number of Faculty: 142 full time, 158 part time
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Bachelor of Science: Applied Mathematics (three-year program), Architecture, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering (five-year program), Engineering, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering
Geographic Diversity: Students representing 38 states and 60 countries
International Student Services: The full-time international student advisor provides procedural advice and assistance with US government policies and regulations pertaining to the F-1 student visa as well as periodic workshops, and promotes events and activities that celebrate cultural diversity.
International Student Budget: (2016–2017)
Tuition (per academic year) $ 31,840
Average Room and Board (per academic year) $ 13,530
Financial Aid: Merit scholarships awarded to academically qualified students
Test Score Requirements:
TOEFL—79 Internet-based, 550 paper-based
IELTS—6.5 with no subscore below 5.5
Application Deadlines and Fees:
Students encouraged to apply online at wit.edu/apply; application fee: $50