Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

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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 on average) and individual attention from dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. There are more than two dozen on-campus laboratories, makerspaces, and studios, which are an integral component of all majors at Wentworth. Wentworth offers programs in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Architecture, Business Management, Computer Science and Networking, Construction Management, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Industrial Design, and Interior Design.

Cooperative education
Wentworth offers one of the most comprehensive cooperative education (co-op) programs in the United States. For more than 40 years, Wentworth 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
• Amazon
• BOND
• Bose Corporation
• Boston Red Sox
• Dell EMC
• General Electric
• Hasbro
• iRobot
• Massachusetts General Hospital
• NASA
• Philips Healthcare
• Raytheon
• SharkNinja
• Suffolk Construction
• Tesla Motors
• Vocon
• Weston & Sampson

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 many 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 on Newbury Street, which are all 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 (34 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter.

Campus life
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, every day

Admission
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 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 letter.

Location

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,  restaurants, and museums.

Wentworth At A Glance

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: Approximately 4,500 students; 4,000
full-time undergraduates; international undergraduate population of approximately 350 students, representing 7% of undergraduate enrollment

Number of Faculty: 160 full-time, 212 part-time

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Bachelor of Science: Applied Mathematics (three-year program), Applied Sciences, Architecture, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Construction Management, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering

Geographic Diversity: Students representing 37 states and 64 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: (2019–2020)
• Tuition (per academic year): $34,970
• Average Room and Board (per academic year): $14,526

Financial Aid: Merit scholarships are awarded to academically qualified students; 86% of our students receive some sort of financial aid (federal, state, Wentworth, and private).

Test Score Requirements:
• TOEFL: 79 internet based, 550 paper based
• IELTS: 6.5 with no subscore below 5.5

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Students are encouraged to apply online at wit.edu/apply. Application fee: $50

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