Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Western New England University, founded in 1919, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law. Its 215-acre campus is located in a residential section of Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston.

School Profiles: Undergrad Science & Engineering Business

Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Tuition & Fees

$37,992

$37,992

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
36%
500-599
54%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
38%
500-599
49%
400-499
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
62%
18-23
29%
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undergraduateRatios

61%

male

39%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,845
Declined + 1,017
Total Received 6,862
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Private (nonprofit)

2,698

undergraduate students

1,135

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 3962
ACT 1930

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School Facts

Western New England University, founded in 1919, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law. Its 215-acre campus is located in a residential section of Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,833
Established in 1919
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

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Springfield, MA

215-acre, suburban campus in Springfield (population: 154758), 90 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Hartford, CT (25 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
36%
500-599
54%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
38%
500-599
49%
400-499
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
62%
18-23
29%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,845
Declined + 1,017
Total Received 6,862

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Bryan Gross
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 325-1122, extension 1321
F: 413 782-1777
learn@wne.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,824.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,454
Room & board $14,034
Additional fees $2,538
Books & supplies $1,305
Total $53,331
Average Financial Aid - $26,824
Total with Avg. Aid $26,507
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 325-1122, extension 2080
F: 413 796-2081
finaid@wne.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kathy M. Chambers
Director of Financial Aid
kathleen.chambers@wne.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, dance, flag football, floor hockey, inner-tube water polo, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Matthew Labranche (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Commonwealth Coast Conference, New England College Wrestling Association
Mascot
Golden Bear
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accelerated Biomedical Engineering/Law
Accounting
Actuarial Science
American Studies
Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysis
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Analytical/Information Management
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication/Journalism
Communication/Media Theory/Production
Communication/Professional Communication
Communication/Public Relations
Communications
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education in Curriculum/Instruction
Elder Law/Estate Planning
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
English for Teachers
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Forensic Biology
Forensic Chemistry
General Biology
General Business
Health Sciences
Health Studies
History
Human Resource Management
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Integrated Liberal Studies
International Studies
Law
Law/Society
Liberal Studies
Management
Management/Leadership
Marketing
Marketing Communication/Advertising
Mathematical Science
Mathematics for Teachers
Mechanical Engineering
Neuroscience
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Pharmaceutical Business
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Sport Leadership/Coaching
Sports Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

3,833

total students

52%

in-state

48%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

2,698
students

Female
39%
1,050

Male
61%
1,648

30%

1,135
students

Female
62%
706

Male
38%
429

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,580
students

Female
40%
1,011

Male
60%
1,569

5%

118
students

Female
34%
39

Male
66%
79

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michelle Goodfellow
Executive Director of International Admissions
413 782-1397
learn@wne.edu

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