Small school benefits, big city resources.
This private, coeducational college is located on 31 acres in the heart of Boston. With over 3,800 students, it provides the friendliness of a small school, alongside the resources and excitement of the ultimate college town.
When it comes to college towns, there is no place more exciting or full of more opportunities than Boston. The original center of higher education in the U.S., it hosts 50 colleges and universities and draws a quarter of a million students every year, with nearly 20,000 of those students coming from outside the country. Boston is a city with exceptional character. In addition to its rich history, it's also a hub for technology, business and medicine giving Wentworth students access to educational and career opportunities they would not find elsewhere
Campus Facilities & Equipment
The Wentworth campus is well-appointed to deliver the top-notch education and living conditions demanded by today's students. Our modernized laboratories are at the vanguard of technology; the equipment mirrors that found in the leading employers in industry. The Institute has spent millions of dollars to upgrade its information technology infrastructure. And the facilities for sleeping are just as impressive as the ones for studying. The Institute operates six residence hallsEvans Way/Tudbury Hall, Edwards/Rodgers Hall, Baker Hall, Louis Prang Apartments, 610 Huntington Avenue, and 555 Huntington Avenue.
Whether you're looking for state-of-the-art computing resources, healthcare you can rely on, or one of any of a number of other services that make campus life better, you can rest assured that Wentworth is working hard to meet your needs.
The Flanagan Campus Center is the hub of student life at Wentworth. The campus center is home to the bookstore, the cafeteria, the Schuman Fitness Center. The Intercultural Center, Wentworth Internet Radio Experience (WIRE), a recreation room, study areas, and the Office of Campus Life.
The Learning Center and The Writing Center provide students with academic support services such as peer and faculty tutoring, computer-based tutorials, and subject study groups. We are dedicated to preparing students for academic success.
Wentworth is committed to helping you make the best use of computers. We offer a range of computing resources including: a wireless campus; labs equipped with the latest hardware and software; and a full-time Office of Information Technology. The result is a highly connected academic and social community where advanced computing is accessible and convenient.
Wentworth subscribes to the policies set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act and in Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandate equal opportunity in educational programs and activities for students with disabilities.
At Wentworth, we work hard to provide the very best health services. In addition to expert primary medical care, we also offer specialized services including counseling, disability services and comprehensive health education.
In order to make the transition for international students as smooth as possible, Wentworth employs a full-time international student advisor who has extensive experience with international students, and assists them in their personal, social and academic adjustment to Wentworth and the U.S..
Conveniently located at the center of campus, the Wentworth Alumni Library is a valuable resource. The online catalogue includes the holdings of nine other libraries all available for use by Wentworth students. And, membership in the 14-institution Fenway Library Consortium provides access to more than 2,900,000 volumes and 13,000 periodical titles. Various services are also available through the Alumni Library.
At Wentworth, building professional, paid work experience into the academic program is a priority. Co-op has been a fundamental part of our curriculum for over 35 years, and ours is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the nation. All full-time day bachelor's degree candidates must complete two semesters of co-op, beginning after the first two years of study.
Wentworth's Office of Career Services assists students every step of the way, as they take advantage of opportunities in Boston, in other areas of the US, and abroad.
Student Organizations & Activities
Wentworth participates in 15 NCAA-sponsored varsity sports. More than twenty professional organizations operate on campus, offering unbeatable networking opportunities to students in every field. In addition, there are more than a forty clubs and organizations to help students make productive and fun use of their hours outside the classroom. And if students can't find what they're looking for on the Wentworth campus, they simply visit one of the five neighboring Colleges of the Fenway institutions with which the Institute is affiliated. In addition to Wentworth, the Colleges of the Fenway consist of the Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and Emmanuel, Simmons, and Wheelock Colleges.
Here's the makeup of the student body of Wentworth Institute of Technology during the 2012-2013 academic year:
3,948 students (3,513 day, 435 evening & weekend, 144 Graduate)
738 women (18.6%)
Students from Massachusetts63%
Students from other New England states23 %
Students from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania7%
Students from 22 other states and territories2%
Students from 50 other countries5%
1089: mean SAT score of entering class
77% of new students live in on-campus housing
Basketball (M, W)
Lacrosse (M, W)
Soccer (M, W)
Tennis (M, W)
Volleyball (M, W)
Academic and Professional Organizations
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Professional Estimators
Association of IT Professional
Construction Management Association
Industrial Design Society of America
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA)
National Society of Black Engineers
Phi Sigma Pi (Honor Society)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
Solar-Powered Vehicle Club
Student Association of Facilities Management (SAFM)
Student Association of Interior Designers (SAID)
Wentworth Architecture Club (WAC)
Wentworth Robotics Association
Student Life Organizations (partial list)
Competitive Video Gaming Club
Game Design Club
Mini Baja Club
Mountain Biking Club
Multicultural Student Association (MSA)
Note-oriety (A Cappella Club)
PEAK (Peer Empowerment Advocacy Krew)
Real Life (Christian Organization)
Road Cycling Club
Self Defense Club
Ski & Adventure Club
The Green Team (Environmental Club)
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Wentworth Events Board (WEB)
Wentworth Improvisational Theater Club (WITC)
Wentworth International Students Club (WISC)
Wentworth Internet Radio Experience (WIRE)
Wentworth Student Government (WSG)
WIT Alliance (GBLT Organization)
And many more!
At WIT, “Most students focus on school first and foremost.” Engineers say they are “always doing homework or studying,” while “kids in the design majors spend their weekends in studio working on projects.” A current student jokes, “The fact that I have enough time to sleep and eat is astounding at times.” Despite the considerable workload, most WIT undergrads “understand that college is a time to explore being an independent person and have some fun.” In their free time, many can be found “hanging out in the new campus center,” participating in intramural sports or clubs, or playing video games with friends. For first-year students, “There are a lot of events in the freshman dorms that encourage participation,” and the Wentworth Events Board plans activities for Friday and Saturday nights. The “vibrant and diverse” city of Boston “offers a great many things to do,” from parties at neighboring schools to “eating out or catching a show.” On warm days, “there are plenty of parks around Wentworth that are perfect for playing Frisbee or lying in the sun,” and the campus is “5-10 minute walk from Fenway Park,” if you want to catch a game.