Western New England University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Western New England University
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Western New England University Description:

Western New England University, previously Western New England College, is a private university in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus is located on 215 sprawling acres in a residential neighborhood just a few minutes outside of downtown Springfield. Western New England University has an average class size of 20 students (22 for freshmen) and a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Academic programs at the university include more than 40 bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s, doctoral and professional degrees offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Pharmacy and School of Law. Some of the more popular programs include law, accounting, psychology and sport management. Outside of class, students are involved in an array of campus events and activities, including more than 60 clubs and organizations. The WNE Golden Bears compete in 19 men’s and women’s varsity sports in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Western New England University Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,810 (2,724 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 62% Male / 38% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,874
  • Books: $1,240 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,214
  • Other Expenses: $2,060
  • Total Cost: $51,388

Western New England University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,459
    • Loans: $10,265

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Sport Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Western New England University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www1.wne.edu/about/mission.cfm

"The hallmark of the Western New England University experience is an unwavering focus on and attention to each student’s academic and personal development, including learning outside the classroom. Faculty, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, and often nationally recognized in their fields, teach in an environment of warmth and personal concern where small classes predominate. Administrative and support staff work collaboratively with faculty in attending to student development so that each student’s academic and personal potential can be realized and appreciated. Western New England University develops leaders and problem-solvers from among our students, whether in academics, intercollegiate athletics, extracurricular and cocurricular programs, collaborative research projects with faculty, or in partnership with the local community."

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