From the School

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally-ranked institution offering career-focused education through 17 bachelor's degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science and networking, construction management, design, and engineering. The Institute also offers master's degrees in applied computer science, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management.

A leader in engineering, technology, design and management education, Wentworth's unique three-part experiential learning model combines class work, laboratory/studio work, and cooperative education (co-op) experience to provide students with a hands-on approach to learning. The co-op program, one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the nation, has been active for 40 years and provides Wentworth students the ability to gain the professional work experience needed to succeed in their field. Wentworth is well-known for its academic excellence, community service, and support for the economic growth of the region.

Wentworth offers exciting opportunities for students looking to build a framework for success in the innovation economy. Wentworth’s unique interdisciplinary curriculum combines technical studies, opportunities to collaborate and innovate, meaningful career training experiences, and an environment focused on developing practical solutions to real-world challenges. The result: Excellent preparation for a successful career. Additionally, Wentworth is a member of one of Boston's largest academic collaborations, the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, which is an association of six Fenway area institutions including Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Simmons College, Wentworth, and Wheelock College.

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From The School

At Wentworth, we look for students who are qualified and motivated to succeed in engineering, design, technology, and management programs. We make our admissions decisions based on: Academic achievement
Measured by official transcripts
Performance on standardized tests (SAT I or ACT)
Personal qualities, such as leadership or creativity, indicated by information in the completed application form

At Wentworth, it's our goal to assist students and their parents as much as possible as they move through the admissions process. In fact, every applicant has a regional admissions counselor they can contact directly with questions.

To apply to Wentworth, you must submit the following materials: A completed Wentworth application ($50 application fee)
Official high school transcripts
SAT I or ACT scores
A written personal statement
At least one letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher
TOEFL score, if your native language is not English

Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review each completed application as soon as we receive it -so you can apply early and get a decision early.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

A leader in technology education for over a century, Wentworth offers bachelor's degrees in 17 practical, career-oriented majors. All programs center on Wentworth's distinctive three part experiential learning model, which incorporates classes, labs and studios, and co-op.

As Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, students can cross-register for one course each semester at the participating colleges (Emmanuel, Simmons, and Wheelock Colleges, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University).

Majors and Degrees Offered

Applied Mathematics (three-year program with a four-year option)
Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Business Management

Civil Engineering 
Computer Engineering

Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking
Computer Science 
Construction Management
Electrical Engineering
Electromechanical Engineering (five-year program)


Industrial Design
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

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

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

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

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Industrial 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."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition for full-time students (12-20 credits) for 2016-2017 is $31,840 per year. Tuition includes the cost of a laptop computer. Laptops are provided to each student along with the specific software required for their major.

The per credit charge (less than 12 and over 20) is $995 per credit.

Room and Board is approximately $13,530 per year.

Health Insurance, required by Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $1,884 per year (can be waived if student is covered by parent's health insurance).

Financial Aid

We are dedicated to helping you to create a financial plan that allows you and your family to afford a Wentworth education. In cooperation with financial aid specialists, financial services specialists can help discern how best to combine a student's financial aid package with alternative parent or student loans, as well as with Wentworth's monthly payment plan.

Approximately 85 percent of our students receive financial aid. For the fall of 2015, the average financial aid package for a first-time full time student was $16,657. A typical package is made up of a combination of grants, loans, and work-study earnings. To be considered for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible after October 1. You do not have to be an applicant for admission to complete the FAFSA. However, you must be accepted to Wentworth to receive notification of your actual financial aid award.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Wentworth participates in 17 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-five 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 2015-2016 academic year:
4,324 students (3,902 day, 354 evening & weekend, 157 Graduate)
738 women (18.6%)

Students from Massachusetts 62%
Students from other New England states 21%
Students from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania 6%
Students from 29 other states and territories 3%
Students from 52 other countries 8%

1110: mean SAT score of entering class

77% of new students live in on-campus housing

NCAA Sports
Baseball (M)
Basketball (M, W)
Cross Country (M)
Golf (M)
Hockey (M)
Indoor Track (M)
Lacrosse (M, W)
Rowing (M)
Soccer (M, W)
Softball (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
Dance Team
Game Design Club
Longboard Club
Louise Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Mini Baja Club
Mountain Biking Club
Multicultural Student Association (MSA)
Note-oriety (A Cappella Club)
Outdoors Club
Parkour Club
PEAK (Peer Empowerment Advocacy Krew)
Real Life (Christian Organization)
Road Cycling Club
Rugby (M,F)
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!

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



20% female
80% male
35% are out of state
98% are full time
2% 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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Small school benefits, big city resources.

This private, coeducational college is located on 31 acres in the heart of Boston. With over 4,000 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 seven residence halls: Evans Way/Tudbury Hall, Edwards/Rodgers Hall, Baker Hall, Louis Prang Apartments, 610 Huntington Avenue, 555 Huntington Avenue and the Apartments at 525 Huntington.

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 Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons 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.

Off-Campus Opportunities

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 40 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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

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

Maura Mulligan

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

38% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Leopards)
10 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Women's Sports (Leopards)
6 Sports


Student Services

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


School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

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

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

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Lenovo Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Amy Dufour
Senior Associate Director

550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5998



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 (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

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Contact Admissions Office


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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