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Academics

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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carlo Fierimonte
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

Admissions

Applicants: 7,311
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Average HS GPA: 3.11






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