Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA, USA

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Wentworth Institute of Technology
3.51 Average Rating

Pascal from Revere, MA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Wentworth is a great school. Teachers are really helpful and take their time to go over homework. Sense class sizes are small, teachers get to know you better and help you out as an individual. As long as you try, their is no possible way you can fail.
Am enjoying being here
One of the greatest things about attending Wentworth is that your in Boston and everything is in walking distance. There are plenty of after school activities which range from student government, sports, computer clubs, IEEE, activities club, pool room, and other fun activities. Also students at wentworth are really friendly. Everywhere you go their is something to do or someone their to help you out with school related activities.
Bang for the buck
For the tuition price that wentworth makes people pay you cannot go wrong. As long as you try in school you will be able to get the degree and education that you desire.
Tips for prospective students
If you like hands on work and don't mind small classes, Wentworth is the way to go. Also don't trow away old high school physics or math notes as they will come in handy. Study hard, show interest and put lots of effort into your work.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who want to become engineers and for hands on work.
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Connor from Haverhill, MA

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In three sentences
Situated in Boston, MA, Wentworth provides an inclusive environment for prospective students in STEM fields. With guaranteed co-op experience, a wide variety of clubs and student-run organizations, and a well-structured academic system, Wentworth provides a strong foundation in whatever field you plan to fulfill. With the aesthetics of a small college, but the infrastructure and impact of a large university, Wentworth Institute proves itself to be a forerunner in the collegiate battle for knowledge.
Tips for prospective students
Be involved. Wentworth provides a close-knit, inclusive environment for students of all majors to get involved with an on campus activity. Whether it be competing on a Division III athletic team, an intramural athletic team, or just a club, Wentworth has something for everyone. Plus, the extra social interaction will build up your academic resources (classmates).
Academic Rigor
As a technological school, Wentworth's academics are quite rigorous. It is common to have large amounts of homework and multiple projects, while still maintaining your normal weekly schedule. However, Wentworth�¢??s faculty to student ratio is rather small, allowing students to have a better ability to get in touch with their professors outside of classes to discuss course material, time management, or ask for an extension. Wentworth also boasts interdisciplinary work between majors on several projects (for example, in Introduction to Engineering, a biomedical engineer, computer engineer, and civil engineer could be working on a project together). This fosters an understanding of interdisciplinary work (crucial to career success), as well as student-driven teamwork.
Dorm Life
Wentworth has a great team at the Office of Housing and Residential Life. Between Resident Assistants to help you get through the year, activities on campus every weekend by the Weekends @ WIT team, to even your fellow suite and roommates, Wentworth dorm life is an inclusive environment for all of its students. The RA's are always available for emotional and physical guidance, and the team at public safety keeps the campus secure from the inside-out. Wentworth also boasts 7 dormitories across its relatively small campus, proving that there is always enough room for everyone. The dormitories have varying restrictions on being wet/dry, with strict policies against underage alcohol consumption, as well as educating students on the effects of alcohol. Commuters also have their perks at Wentworth. Situated in Boston, Wentworth has access to one of the best public transportation systems in the United States. The campus is less than 100 feet from the Green Line Museum of Fine Arts subway stop. Furthermore, the T offers discounted rates for students. Whether your situation be dorming, commuting, or an apartment in Boston, Wentworth has great opportunities for any type of living arrangement.
Food and Dining
Wentworth is served by Chartwells, which is an inexpensive yet high quality dining company. Chartwells serves a number of the other colleges surrounding Wentworth, including WIT's next door neighbor, MassArt. The school mandates one of three dining plans for all students living on campus, with prices curated to exactly what a student might need. Commuter students, however, do not need a dining plan but can still dine in the MassArt and Wentworth cafeterias, as Chartwells accepts Debit, Credit, and cash, just like any other eating establishment in the area. Off campus, Wentworth is surrounded by a plethora of different eateries. From the Mexcian food of Chipotle and Bolocco, to the craft pizza of Il-Mundo, to chain restaurants such as Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, to even Peet's Coffee and Tea, the small coffee shop at MassArt, there is always affordable dining around WIT, as well as higher end restaurants for those who are looking for a night out in Boston.
What to do for fun
Wentworth always seems to have something going on. If you're on campus, just look at the flyers posted all around campus, and the announcement coming over the radio in Beatty Cafeteria. WIT always has either free or extremely cheap activities to do on campus. Furthermore, Wentworth is adjacent to the Isabella Gardner Museum, as well as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Both offer discounted/ free passes for college students. Jumping on the T can bring a WIT student to Symphony Music Hall to catch a show, the Prudential to shop, to Berklee College of Music to hear a concert, and so much more. The only thing that beats Wetworth�¢??s off campus activities is what a student can do on campus.
Bang for the buck
Wentworth is a great school. Between the CO-OP experience, numerous clubs, inclusive environment, and the friendly students around campus, Wentworth proves itself to be one of the best colleges of Boston. There is no wonder why 99% Wentworth graduates are in their career field or in a graduate program within six months of graduation.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Wentworth's mascot is the Leopard. At the top-left corner of campus, there is a specially-made leopard, specifically made for the Wentworth campus. It is a Wentworth tradition to take a picture with the leopard at least once while a student. There is an unofficial contest for bragging rights given to those who can take the craziest picture with the Leopard.
Great for these types of students
Wentworth is great for students that want to work hard, but still have a few laughs and good times on their way to a degree. For those who want to party, and care little about their academics, Wentworth is not the school for you. Wentworth is a school for those that want to make a difference in the world, and have a positive influence on those that they interact with.
Clubs and Activities
Wentworth has great campus life, and boasts a club or organization for nearly every activity a college student could desire. Any student, regardless of age, gender, or race can join any of the many clubs WIT has to offer, including:

Associations related to career fields/ majors (e.g.: IEEE, ASCE, AIAS)

Performance; Wentworth has two on campus acapella groups, as well as an internet radio station. As a participant college in the Colleges of the Fenway (explained below), Wentworth students can also join the COF Jazz Band, and take part in the COF Theater Project.

Specific clubs and associations; Wentworth has a club for every student who passes through its doors. From the Society of Automotive Engineers, to running your own Internet Radio Show, to the Wentworth Ski Team, to even the COF Hip-Hop Dance Club, Wentworth definitely has an option for everyone.

Intercollegiate clubs, activities, festivals; Wentworth is one of the seven colleges within the Colleges of the Fenway, a collaboration project by seven adjacent colleges in the Fenway area of Boston.
Greek Life
Wentworth has minimal Greek Life. There is only one gender-inclusive Greek organization (Phi Sigma Pi) which is an academic honors organization. Aside from this, Wentworth has no Greek Life.
Campus Safety
Wentworth has great campus safety. We have a Blue Light system, where a student can press a button on a payphone-like box, and be escorted by public safety to anywhere on campus. Furthermore, the Blue Light system also serves as an emergency alert system, immediately contacting WIT Public Safety as well as Boston Police simultaneously. The WIT Public Safety team are always friendly, and available to process a noise complaint, or campus suspicions, or fix an issue with your ID. Wentworth Public Safety also serves as desk attendants from 6:00 to 10:30 every night in every dormitory, ensuring the safety and well-being of all of the on-campus students.
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Allison from West Greenwich, RI

a current student here
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In three sentences
The faculty at this institution is excellent and well versed in their areas of expertise. In addition the city area allows opportunities for growth and additional friendships at surrounding schools. The architecture studios are excellent and the fact that freshman get to experience studio culture gets two thumbs up.
Tips for prospective students
If you go to this institution be prepared to work hard and also have fun.
Academic Rigor
The architecture program is both challenging and fun. On the other hand the humanities classes are less difficult but equally interesting. Being a College of the Fenway also allows you to take classes at surrounding schools such as MassArt.
Dorm Life
As long as you don't live in baker all of the other dorms are excellent. 555 and 610 are awesome because they have kitchens. The addition of the 525 dorm is looking hopeful as well with the addition of singles.
Food and Dining
Beatty, the cafeteria, can be gross and boring, but you can also use your meal plan at the c-store, which is like a tiny grocery store so if you have a kitchen you don't have to go far for a meal you can cook yourself.
What to do for fun
Being in Boston there are plenty of fun things to do: catch a Red Sox or Bruins game, go ice skating in the Commons, see a movie, or even just walk around the North End. Exploring Boston on a nice day is both free and interesting.
Bang for the buck
Wenworth may be expensive but living in a college city is extremely worth it. There are even opportunities to live off campus in order to make affording the college cheaper.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The quad is a good place to hang out as well as the park in between the campus dorms and the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum.
Great for these types of students
This school is not for those who do not plan on working hard, but there is also time for fun.
Clubs and Activities
I am not a part of any clubs but the signs I see all around campus look interesting and if I had the time I would most definitely join a club or take part in the activities.
Greek Life
I don't believe there is any Greek life on campus simply because there are not enough girls even attending the school to form a sorority.
Campus Safety
At anytime any student can call public safety to be escorted to their room. The city life may seem scary but it is not all that bad (this is coming from a girl who grew up in the woods)
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Billy from Newmarket, NH

a current student here
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Wentworth is a very serious school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The majority of professors at Wentworth are very genuine people, not just instructors, but friends to the students. With an ideal location, and an average class size of roughly 15 students, Wentworth is a very desirable, post-secondary institution for students looking to prepare for a successful future.
Tips for prospective students
Historically, Wentworth has not been a very selective school, but do not think you can slack off in high school and still make it! It has been said, Wentworth is easy to get into but hard to stay at. This is a pretty accurate statement regarding the hard to stay at part, I can assure you. Wentworth is a very demanding, hands-on institution. The professors expect a lot from students right out of the gate (especially design students). If you choose to go to Wentworth, it should be because you are serious about what you want to do in the future. If you are a prospective student, it would be wise to aim for at least a 1600 on your SAT, and if you choose to take the ACT, aim for at least a 24 overall. These scores are no guarantee for acceptance, but they are scores that have worked for previous prospective students. If you are not involved in a club or sports team in high school...GET INVOLVED! College admissions love seeing students who are involved with community service, sports and other activities; getting involved certainly will improve your chances of getting into Wentworth.
Academic Rigor
Wentworth, like most colleges and universities, is not like high school. The courses at Wentworth are very demanding, and if you are not on top of your work, you will get behind and become stressed. For many courses at Wentworth, if you miss 3 or more classes, the professor can/or will fail you. Unlike high school, you cannot miss class at Wentworth because you are sick or need a day off unless you want to lose a lot of money, including scholarships and financial aid (if you fail courses, it will show in your GPA. In most cases, if your GPA falls below a 2.5 at Wentworth, scholarships and federal aid will be revoked). At Wentworth, academics are taken very seriously, and the course loads for students are designed for those who take their future careers seriously and are passionate about what they are studying.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Wentworth is very desirable for any student who wants to live on campus while they attend school full time. Freshmen are given the option of suite-style living (Evans Way or Tudbury) as well as the traditional way of rooming in a dormitory (Baker Hall). After freshman year the options for on-campus living are either suites or apartments. Dorm life at Wentworth for freshman is enjoyable. As long as you are following the Leopard Oath (basic guidelines) then you can play music, watch sports, keep your door open, invite neighbors over, and participate in more fun activities that college students have the option to do! Living in a suite (8-12 students total) makes great opportunities to meet new people. You get to know these people fairly well and build new friendships! The freshman suites at Wentworth is a great way to start your college experience, a place where you get to meet great people and have good laughs!
Food and Dining
The food and dining at Wentworth is all done by Chartwells; some people love it, and some people do not love it so much. The options can be a bit repetitive, but the food is good, nonetheless. The fried food station can be tempting at the front of the cafe with the smell of burgers, chicken, steak and cheese, etc. but it is important to remember that everything is good in moderation; do not get a steak and cheese with fries everyday for lunch! For breakfast you have options like eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, standard breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, cereal, muffins, bagels, and more. For lunch and dinner there Ã?Â?are always things like burgers, chicken, steak and cheeses, grilled cheese, meatball subs, chicken wraps, salads, dozens of sandwich options, soups, usually a special, and more. The physical dining area is generously spacious. Most of the time it is easy to find an open table. And when Wentworth dining is not satisfying you, the option to go to local colleges that accept Wentworth's meal plan is an option! The most convenient college-dining alternative would be Mass Art; their food options are similar, but it is said that they are often cheaper than Wentworth!
What to do for fun
What to do for fun at Wentworth� It's Boston! You definitely do not have to stay on campus all the time! There are hundreds of fun options�� that the city has to offer. You can take the T basically anywhere you want to go around Boston. You can go to the Prudential Center, which is basically any mall-goers paradise. The Boston Common and Copley Square are always nice places to go to with friends, and your adventures there can be very fun. During the winter Frog Pond is open to the public in the Boston Common, so if you can ice skate you will definitely want to experience that in the month of December while all the holiday lights peacefully surround you. If you like art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts is RIGHT next to Wentworth's campus, and admission is free with your student ID! There are also events known as Weekends at WIT that are held every weekend. Games are played, prizes are won, and fun is experienced! You can always go to the Boston Aquarium, the Museum of Science, a Bruins game, a Red Sox game, or see a production at Symphony Hall. There are often deals through Wentworth that allow you to do these things at discounted prices ($8 tickets to a Sox game or a trip to the aquarium...and more). There are also movie showings on campus or at local campuses. It is always fun to meet up with friends from high school at local colleges in Boston to watch a new movie that the colleges have limited access to!
Bang for the buck
Wentworth is definitely not a cheap school to attend, but the education is worth the hole in your pocket. With a reported 97% job-placement rate over the past years, Wentworth has made a name for itself. It is a very serious school, and if you are willing to apply yourself and empty most of your wallet, you will be proud to call yourself a Wentworth student. Apply for as many scholarships and grants as you can though; every little bit of assistance will make your journey a little less stressful!
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Esther from Attleboro, MA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Classes are a real challenge and the professor really know what they are talking about. I like that most of the classes are really small. The proffesors really help you if you need help. I really like that you get right into you major.
Am enjoying being here
I have meet many people and had made many friends. The school alwasy offfers great discounts on a lot of things. I love that is right in Boston. Also there is always some activity or something to do on the weekends at wentworth. I like that they alwasy come up wth these progams or activities.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is so low compare to other schools. On top of that you get a laptop. The school is really trying to be on the forefront with technology by having laptop and haing professor use email and other tools. You also get the programs you need for your major for free though the schools datbase. What is the best in that Wentworth is part of the colleges of the fenway. this means if you want to take a class that is not offered at wentworth, you can take it at another school.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you try to stand out. I was waitlisted the first go around but I went and interviewed with my addmisions concelor and got it. Sometimes them knowing you personally and seeing you helps them know that you want to be there. It also doesnt hurt if you are female. The school is mostly male and they are trying to have more girls. Have great grades especially in the math and sciences and have a good amount of extra cirricualrs. They like people who are helping the community or at least doing something with thier time besides watching tv and going to school. Also get a really good score on the math SAT. They like my high math score.
Great for these types of students
Engineering or architects or interior architects. It mostly a contruction and technology school. I dont know how the computer classes are but aparently they good. Anyone who likes a small school and wants to be in a city would love this school.
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Toby from East Brunswick, NJ

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Am learning a lot
The classes are interesting and there is a reason for every class you have to take. The class sizes are small for the most part so you are not lost in the crowd and the professors get to know you over the course of the semester. The professors are approachable and can be contacted during their office hours or by email any time. They are very prompt about returning emails.
Am enjoying being here
It is a small school with a tight community and it doesn't hurt that it is located in the city of Boston. Getting anywhere you need to go is easy because there are two T stops within two minutes of campus in either direction. Being surrounded by so many other colleges and being a part of the Colleges of the Fenway helps make a small school bigger.
Bang for the buck
The laptop program prevents you from having to go out and add a new laptop to the expense of college. Students in Architecture and Interior Design majors get a MacBook Pro everyone else gets a PC. Junior year they replace the laptops with newer updated ones, and if you continue to grad school they replace it again (which i strongly recommend for architecture majors because if you continue here it is a one year masters program that would be two years anywhere else). These laptops come fully loaded with all of the programs you will need for class. There are also many activities to do around campus and plenty of free giveaways and raffles.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you really want to go into one of the technology majors. You can change majors within the school if you change your mind about which one you want but transferring schools can be a pain so if you have no idea what you want to do I would recommend a school with a larger variety of majors. What is great about this school is that it is part of the Colleges of the Fenway. If you cannot find an elective that you like at Wentworth but there is one at one of the other five
Fenway schools that fits the requirements, you can cross register.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for dedicated, hardworking students. The majors offered here are not easy and require a lot of time and effort but if it is what you want to do then the work is worth it and the classes are interesting and the professors will help you along the way.
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Stanislav from South Easton, MA

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Am learning a lot
The courses are interesting and can certainly be challenging. The professors are very knowledgeable in their subjects and certainly know how to convey this to the students.
Am enjoying being here
Wentworth is in Boston. There are plenty of other colleges around as well as a lot to do. Boston is never a disappointing place to live.
Bang for the buck
This college has a great reputation and it is certainly affordable as a private school. The co-op program is well respected and what the school is known for.
Tips for prospective students
Stay on top of your classes and school work. It is important to stay on track with all your classes. Classes aren't always offered so failing a class can be a huge set back toward graduation. Some classes go faster than others but it is always important to attend class and know what's going on.
Great for these types of students
Students who enjoy math and science or someone interested in the engineering field.
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Anonomous

accepted here and planning to attend soon
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In three sentences
The campus is large enough so that you dont feel constrained but still small enough that everything you could need is withing walking distance. Its EXCELLENT for people who enjoy the city life because its practically in the middle of Boston.
Tips for prospective students
If your looking at this school make sure you are financially secure enough to handle the burden that comes with attending this school. I'm looking at around 11 grand per year with just the grants provided and the scholarship that the school gave me.
Academic Rigor
I have not yet been able to attend the school but will so been. With that being said, I have met some of the professors who are really outgoing and fun to be around. Although they are fun they are still serious professors who will help you with anything you need.
Dorm Life
The Dorms are reasonably spaced but im a bit concerned about the temperature of the Dorms during certain seasons.
Food and Dining
Based on what I've eaten at the student orientation that food their is superb. Although high school cafeteria food will make anything you eat seem superb so it could just be me.
What to do for fun
I am a huge gamer but I do still want to stay active. When i heard they had a variety of sports clubs as well as a VIDEO GAME CLUB i was ecstatic!
Bang for the buck
There are plenty of clubs at this school and if you cant find one that you like your more than welcome to create one. The school is in the middle of Boston as well so there is plenty that you can do.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I will be attending this school in the fall so I cant say much on this at the moment.
Great for these types of students
Computer lovers, and outgoing nerds and geeks, (I am one myself so i can attest to that)
Clubs and Activities
Countless clubs. My favorites the VIDEO GAME CLUB!!
Greek Life
I am unaware of this since i have yet to attend the school.
Campus Safety
Excellent campus safety as expected of any campus that is in the middle of Boston.
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Danielle from Atkinson, NH

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The classes are a constant challenge. Everyday is a day full of knowledge.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is a friendly, smaller campus located in a big city full of college students. The classes are fairly small so you get the help you need, but socially you are surrounded by 7-9 other colleges in the area that you can easily go to and have fun.
Bang for the buck
Wentworth has the laptop program which is a huge upside. The cost is built into the tuition and the laptop is fully loaded with the programs you will need throughout your studies. After 2 years you get an upgraded laptop, so your up-to-date with all your software. The Professors and staff on campus are friendly and very understanding.
Tips for prospective students
I like to think of Wentworth as a school that gives almost everyone a chance. Although they do give everyone a chance, you need to want it and show it to stay there. Its easy to get in, hard to stay at. Wentworth is a faster paced, career-oriented school. It has awesome programs. The staff is outstanding. Being a transfer student, I was nervous trying a new school after hating my first semester. The admissions staff is great. They really work with you on a personal level to help you with your problems. Wentworth also has the laptop program, which is really helpful. All the programs needed are on the laptop. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Wentworth is truly an amazing school.
Great for these types of students
Wentworth is a great school for students who know they want to major in a Design program or Engineering program. If your a student who knows what you want to do with the rest of your life, Wentworth is the school for you. Wentworth has a number of accredited programs, and some of the best hands on design and engineering programs in the northeast.
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Steph from Halifax, MA

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Am learning a lot
Every day that I am at Wentworth I learn something new. Wentworth not only teaches you the basics of your declared major, but also applies it to real world situations in a hands on way so that you apply the principles that you are learning in the classroom.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is great. There are so many activities on campus alone to participate in never-mind the fact that the school is located in the heart of Boston. The professors and faculty are always helpful and nice. I've made friends in my first semester that I know will be friends for the rest of my life.
Bang for the buck
At Wentworth, students get the full experience. You get all of the basic knowledge for your major along with hands on experience. Once a student is farther into their studies, Wentworth has a phenomenal co-op program that builds your resume and experience as well.
Tips for prospective students
Wentworth is a great school. However, I would only recommend attending if you are absolutely sure of which major you want to pursue.
Great for these types of students
Wentworth is great for all types of students, but especially for the hands on learner.
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