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Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, MA offering 19 bachelor's degree programs in the fields of applied mathematics, applied sciences, architecture, business management, computer science and networking, construction management, design, and engineering.

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Overview

Applicants
7,109
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.07

GPA Breakdown

7%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
29%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
379
with Terminal Degree
0

249
Men
130
Women
72
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Construction Management.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.
  • Project Management.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Surveying Technology/Surveying.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering.
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Interior Design.


Students Say

A small technical design and engineering college, Wentworth Institute of Technology is located on a campus in the middle of Boston, which means students are "able to interact with local professionals furthering our educational experience." Wentworth is highly career focused, and "shapes young professionals who have the tools and knowledge to tackle industry right out of class." Wentworth is "all about preparing you to immediately step into the working world with an extremely good job," according to one student. In fact, all students complete a minimum of two semesters of cooperative learning. Professors at Wentworth "don't just teach from the books; they also teach from their real live experiences." These accessible instructors are willing to help outside the classroom during their office hours or "will recommend The Learning Center to go to for help." The range in quality of professors is "pretty large here," and although poor professors are weeded out, "some bad eggs are bound to get through." Wentworth "does a good job of encouraging students to intermingle with other majors/programs." Its "very collaborative student body" works on a lot of "challenging interdisciplinary projects" across the school, which generally contributes to "a lot of teamwork and coordination between the student on everything from class projects, to studying, to organizing events."

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John A. Volpe
Former Massachusetts Governor

Frederick "Ted" Hood
Innovator in Sailing Industry

Stephen Lynch
Current US Congressman

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,821

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,308

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,376

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$41,429

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,894

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,950
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,100
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,341
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

8.09%
Asian
5.95%
African-American
6.56%
Hispanic
62.91%
Caucasian
5.57%
Unknown
7.22%
International

22% female
78% male
33% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Students Say

The Wentworth student body "isn't extremely tight knit," but, students say, "it is an interesting mix." As WIT is a small school with relatively few majors ("and those curriculums being very intense"), seeing people outside one's major "is very rare"; however, "inside the different majors is a very tight, very open group of friends." The student population as a whole is "very motivated and work-oriented," and you'll find many different personalities that "will vary between the athletic type to the artistic type in the design major.. This mostly male group of students are "direct in what they want to do in life" and came to Wentworth "knowing what major they're in and what their interests are." There are a lot of "highly intelligent individuals" on campus that are "quirky and sometimes odd, but have the ability to someday change the world."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
48%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Students Say

A large portion of a Wentworth student's time is devoted to academics, but most free days can easily be spent exploring Boston, as "there is never really a shortage of things to do since we are right in the heart of the city." Generally, students are "involved in gaming in some way" and "gaming is widely accepted throughout campus." Athletics and social interaction are "not a major priority given the commitment to academic success is so high here." During down time, there are many spots on campus to relax and hang out with friends, such as "the Flanagan Campus Center or the hammocks on the quad (during warm weather)." The summer is "the best time to get out," otherwise the campus "always has events every weekend as well." One nice thing that the school does is devote an entire section of the campus center for commuters to hang out, where "there is a pool table, couches, and TVs for students."

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Maura Mulligan

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
2

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
40
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

35% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Leopards)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Leopards)
6 Sports

Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Northeastern University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston University

Sustainability

83/99
AASHE STARS® rating
REPORTER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
11%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Amy Dufour
Senior Associate Director

Address
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5998

Phone
617-989-4000

Email
admissions@wit.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
525 Huntington Avenue (newest residence hall)
Flanagan Campus Center (cafe, library, student activities)
Computer Info Systems Networking Lab
Design Studios
Center for Science and Biomedical Engineering
Daily tours and info sessions, fall Open Houses, spring Special Events, see website www.wit.edu (under Prospective Students) for details

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fenway Park, TD Garden
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Symphony
Downtown Boston (Prudential Center, Fanueil Hall)
Cape Cod and the Islands
New England ski resorts

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@wit.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public transportation includes the "T" green line (streetcars), orange line (subway), and major bus transfers; Logan International Airport; Amtrak inter-city rail; taxis; local shuttle buses.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: Take Routes 1 or 93 to Storrow Drive. Take the Fenway-Kenmore Exit. Proceed on the Fenway Exit overpass and keep to the left. At light, bear left and continue straight on Boylston Street (inbound). Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and proceed to Huntington Avenue. Turn right onto Huntington Avenue at Symphony Hall. Drive west on Huntington Avenue (Route 9), to the fourth set of traffic lights and turn left onto Forsyth Way/Parker Street (before Museum of Fine Arts). Take first right onto Ruggles Street and follow to Wentworth. The visitors' parking lot is on the left. From the South: Take Route 3 to the Southeast Expressway (Routes 3 & 93). Take the Massachusetts Avenue-Roxbury Exit , and proceed left at the first set of lights onto Massachusetts Avenue. Continue straight onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Follow to eighth set of traffic lights and turn left onto Tremont Street. Take right at 2nd traffic light onto Ruggles Street and follow to Wentworth. The visitors' parking lot is on the left. From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential Copley Exit (right hand exit). Once on the exit ramp, stay left and follow Prudential sign. Drive west on Huntington Ave. (Route 9). Turn left at seventh traffic light onto Forsyth Way/Parker Street. Take the first right onto Ruggles Street and turn left into the parking lot just before the intersection.

Local Accommodations
Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton St Boston, MA 02199 Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7054 The Inn at Longwood 342 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115 Toll-free reservations: 1-800-GOT-BEST Fort Hill Inn 3 Centre Place Boston, MA 02119 (617) 312-5925 Boston Hotel Buckminster 645 Beacon St Boston, MA 02215 (617) 236-7050 Hotel Commonwealth 500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215 617.933.5000 fax 617.266.6888 Reservations 866.784.4000 Eliot Hotel 370 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 (617) 267-1607 Oasis Guest House‎ 22 Edgerly Road Boston, MA 02115 (617) 267-2262 Hilton Boston Back Bay 40 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02115 (617) 236-1100 The Midtown Hotel 220 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 (617) 262-1000 The Lenox Hotel 61 Exeter Street Boston, MA 02116 The Shops at the Prudential Center‎ (617) 536-5300


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