Western New England University

Springfield, MA, USA
3.78 Average Rating

Originally founded as a satellite campus of Northeastern University, Western New England University is a 4-year private school in south central Massachusetts. Western New England confers bachelor’s degrees in over 45 academic majors and also houses an Exploratory program for undecided students. In addition, the university oversees the Polling Institute which provides the chance to conduct research on public opinion in the surrounding community. For sports fans, Western New England fields 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Golden Bears.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
49%
15%
Submitting ACT
80%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1096
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,776
Total Number of Undergrads
2,736
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
56%
20-39 Students
43%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,694
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,804
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,804
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,590
Books and Supplies
$1305

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,211
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,424
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,669

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
82%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,136
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$285
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
63%
37%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
59%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Bear
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Football Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Springfield
Boston
Hartford
New York
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Not only is the campus beautiful, but the students and faculty are welcoming and very friendly. It is a great school, very safe, and gives all students the opportunity to get involved. Professors and coaches are helpful and extremely inviting.
Alona from Fair Lawn, NJ
Western New England is a close-knit campus with many opportunities. Because of the close quarters, everyone gets along and is more than willing help one another. Despite being a smaller campus, WNEU always has something going on for fun.
Marcus from Farmington, CT
Amazing campus! Great teachers! Outgoing classmates!
Abigael from Springfield, MA
Western New England is a great college all around. From the faculty to the students, everyone is here to help. The academics are also very demanding but worth it in the end. I have learned so much in the past two years here.
Catariny from Norwich, CT
Western New England University has a gorgeous campus with challenging academic programs and numerous clubs. Teachers are helpful and the classes are small enough for personal attention. It is a great school for students looking for strong academics on a fairly small and personal campus.
Paige from Waterford, NY

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