Resources › For Students and Parents Western New England University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Western New England University. Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 19, 2017 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 580SAT Math: 510 / 610SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 22 / 27ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,810 (2,724 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 62% Male / 38% Female95% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $34,874Books: $1,240 (why so much?)Room and Board: $13,214Other Expenses: $2,060Total 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 AidGrants: 97%Loans: 83%Average Amount of AidGrants: $19,459Loans: $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 FieldWomen's Sports: Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like WNEU, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Rhode Island: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphQuinnipiac University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of New Haven: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBennington College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of New Hampshire: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSuffolk University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphRoger Williams University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSalem State University: Profile Franklin Pierce University: Profile Hofstra University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph 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."