Wentworth Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Wentworth Institute of Technology
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Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private technical design and engineering university with an acceptance rate of 76%. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. Wentworth's curriculum also includes a large cooperative education program for students to gain professional, paid work experience prior to graduation. The Wentworth Leopards compete in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to Wentworth Institute of Technology? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Wentworth Institute of Technology had an acceptance rate of 76%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 76 students were admitted, making Wentworth's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 7,312
Percent Admitted 76%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 19%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Wentworth requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 90% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. Note that beginning with the 2019-20 admissions cycle, Wentworth Institute of Technology will become test-optional.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 630
Math 550 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Wentworth's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to WIT scored between 530 and 630, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 650, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1280 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Requirements

Wentworth Institute of Technology does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Wentworth participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Wentworth Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 14% of admitted student submitted ACT scores. Note that beginning with the 2019-20 admissions cycle, Wentworth Institute of Technology will become test-optional.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 25
Math 23 27
Composite 22 27

This admissions data tells us that most of Wentworth's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Wentworth received a composite ACT score between 22 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that Wentworth does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. WIT does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Wentworth Institute of Technology's incoming class was 3.2. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Wentworth have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Wentworth Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Wentworth Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Wentworth Institute of Technology. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Wentworth Institute of Technology, which accepts just over three-quarters of applicants, has somewhat selective admissions. However, WIT also has a holistic admissions process which is based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside Wentworth's average range.

Wentworth has a rolling admissions policy so that applications are reviewed as they are received. Note that all applicants are required to have completed math at a minimum level of Algebra II, at least one lab science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), and four years of English. Students interested in Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Engineering must have completed math through Pre-Calculus.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted. You can see that most had a combined SAT score (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite score of 20 or higher, and a high school average in the "B" range or better.

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