Boston, MA
Wentworth Institute of Technology


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Recent Reviews

TJ
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Producing quality, practical, and hardworking engineers

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Producing quality, practical, and hardworking engineers

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There isn't a whole lot I would change. I was pretty ready for the transition. Honestly, the only thing I would have told my myself is to switch out of the terrible living situation I was put in. Rather than try to stick it out like I did, to just switch rooms.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How much alcohol flowed on campus. I would have taken measures to make sure I didn't live with heavy drinkers

Sarah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

my school stands out from other schools because it is small. all my class have between 20 and 30 kids and there are no huge l...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

my school stands out from other schools because it is small. all my class have between 20 and 30 kids and there are no huge lectures. i know all my professors and they are all willing to help me with things like my resume or letters of recommendation. we have free tutoring at school for any class from high scoring upperclassmen. everyone at the school can go to an event and talk to their advisors and even the dean to make good connections and get important contacts for the later job search.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Venturing back a year before now I see myself as a high school senior stressed out, and biting my nails as I apply to colleges at the last minute. I was cramming to get everything done and nervously waiting for the schools to reply. I was a scared wreck. I would sit down and have a talk with younger less educated me and tell her to make sure she gets things done early and to not wait till the last minute to get applications, homework, and essays turned in. I would tell my younger self not to worry about making new friends at school it will happen if you just act like yourself. I would tell myself to form study groups at school to help with homework and to meet new people. I would tell myself to make sure i go to campus events. I would tell myself your roomates are going to be the most amazing and caring people and even though youll have your differences your glad they are there with you. I would tell her that no matter how much leaving your friends hurts you the ones that really care will still be there for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

a person who loves hands on experience all the schools classes have a lab portion that go along with them so you get both hands on work and classroom work when taking your classes. the student also needs to want to learn becuse there are so many ways to get help and to help yourself at school including the tutoring, your professors, and the library.

Emily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is best known for its professionalism and cooperative education. Someone once put it best w...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is best known for its professionalism and cooperative education. Someone once put it best when they said "Wentworth will make or break you", it is not necessicarily hard to get in but hard to stay. Fractions of freshman classes actually graduate. Also Wentworth is known for its astonishingly high number of male students, roughly 80% of WIT's are men. This makes for an interesting experience for a female student such as myself and numerous jokes from the many surrounding colleges and universities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior about transitioning to college I would tell myself to just be myself. One of my biggest fears going into college was that I wouldn't fit in as I am and that I would become a different person that who I want to comfortably be. Thankfully at Wentworth Institute of Technology I do, at this school no matter who you are there is someone for you to be friends with and people accept you for who you are. Another thing I would have told myself was to get a metal bike lock. I brought my beloved expensive road bike to school with me and it was stolen promptly after arriving on campus. I'm not going to lie I'm a little girl from the suburbs exploring the city who experienced first hand the high crime neighborhood WIT is located in. The bike lock acceptable to riding to drama rehearsal in high school wasn't fit to guard my cardon fibered disc breaked beauty from Mission Hill. Other than that I wouldn't want to give away all the surprises to high school me.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before I came to Wentworth Institute of Technology I wish I had known more about what Wentworth Industrial Design life was like. Thankfully, I like the busy artistic yet scientifically driven lifestyle Wentworth has branded me with. I love living in the city and all the adventures I go on with my amazing new friends. It isn't a traditional college experience at all though, Wentworth is career driven and wants you to act likewise. This is no traditional college experience and I know some people, including myself, who were not so clear on this.

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Keep Going. It will get easier. It will be worth it. People will like you, and you will have friends, people who genuinely ca...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Keep Going. It will get easier. It will be worth it. People will like you, and you will have friends, people who genuinely care about you. It's going to be harder than you expect but you'll love every second of it. Just keep working hard and know that you will build a strong support system. People at home, and people at school care and are always willing to listen.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Career Services does not do a whole lot to help with the co-op process.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Red Tape - getting the run around from the student service center about money and finances. They also don't dispurse loan money until half way through the semester.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates absorb every word we learn because we know how benificial knowledge is to our future.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates absorb every word we learn because we know how benificial knowledge is to our future.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were stilol in high school, I would hope that I could understand the significance of independence and motivation. College isn't about parties, socializing, and strolling through four years. College is about finding yourself, what you really are, who you want to become, and how you can better the world. I beleive that understanding education is a gift, and not a given, is what gives you motivation. I would not be in school today, if it weren't for my motivation. I work full time, go to class full time, and manage to just scrape by my tuition bills because I know in the end, it will better my future. I am so thankful for everything education has given me. My only other advice would be to have saved as much as I could! College is expensive as well as tiring. You are your own guru. For once in your life, you decide your future and your every step. It's scary....but I love it!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who lacks personal motivation and independence. Wentworth demands students who know how to push themselves as well as push each other to succeed. We go to school for ourselves, not for others.

Trisha
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The teachers all have degrees in the fields they are teaching and have worked in the field. Some still do.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The teachers all have degrees in the fields they are teaching and have worked in the field. Some still do.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to only look to the future 10% of the time and to live in the present. You don't want to miss out on life because you're looking too far ahead. I would also tell myself to make sure i'm ready to make any big decision before I actually make it. Things and people change and if you're not completely ready to make that move then you shouldn't because you could find yourself making a big mistake. Always work in a timely manner and if you keep yourself organized from day one then you'll have no problem when it comes time to finals!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The food because it's not always hot or good!

John
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Not to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology. I would tell myself to think seriously about what it is that I am good at and pursue a career in that direction. Don't let anyone from high school or anywhere else push you into something your not sure of. College is very demanding and only those who really are interested in thier studies are going to get trough it. Most importantly, colleges are a business, a business which is trying to sell you an education, during tours and orientations faculty will do whatever they can to make you think that the school is right for you, even if it means manipulating the truth. Be careful, you have too see through the false veneer or thier marketing stratagy. Look at reviews online, do your research, don't jump into it right away like I did.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How unfriednly the Resident Directors in the buildings are and how much meaningless work I would be doing to not learn any pertinant to my major.

Lilian
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wentworth is a creative and career driven school.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wentworth is a creative and career driven school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time I would tell me self to start looking into college sooner and to follow my heart. I only looked at colleges that my parents liked. They told me that they were great schools and that I would fit in. Even after visiting the schools ad not feeling that they were the right places I still applied. I did this to make my parents happy. I never really looked into colleges that I wanted beacuse after my partents had dragged me to the colleges that they thought I would like, I had missed all the dead lines for colleges I was interested in. So I would say "Lil, stay strong. Mom and dad will love you even if you don't go to UMass or RISD. Go to Wentworth. You will be so happy. Don't waste thousands of dollars and a year of your life at a school that is far away and makes you miserable. Follow your heart, it will pay off."

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The only bad thing is that credits rarely transfer from one major to another, or from one college to this one.

Brittany
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wentworth offers its students endless possibilities to learn in a great technical school with enthusiastic teachers, great st...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wentworth offers its students endless possibilities to learn in a great technical school with enthusiastic teachers, great students, and a fun environment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work hard in Calculus! Don't sweat the small stuff. Most importantly, do not hold grudges. People all make mistakes and if they are willing to admit it and ask for an apology, give it. Life is too short to waste time being mad at people. And make sure you go to Wentworth. You will meet the most amazing people, have wonderful teachers, and enjoy yourself more then you ever have before!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

All of the majors our school offers are tough. In Mechanical Engineering some of the material is hard to learn and you can easily get frustrated with yourself but DO NOT GIVE UP! There is help everywhere you turn with peer tutoring and spending extra time with your teachers. Seek help if you need it, it is worth it!

Abigail
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give advice about choosing a college, I would suggest going to a school with a campus you feel comfortable on and ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give advice about choosing a college, I would suggest going to a school with a campus you feel comfortable on and with several majors you're interested in. Making the transition to college is already difficult, so choosing a campus that is accomodating and enjoyable to live on is especially important. There's going to be down time between classes and you should live in a place that makes you feel happy and safe. Also, always have a back up plan when it comes to your major. I chose a technical school that didn't require many general education courses, and when I decided my major wasn't right for me, it was difficult to transition to another school without throwing a year of my life and a large sum of money away as the credits didn't transfer. Only go to a tech-school is you are one hundred percent sure on what you want to do with your life, because they are excellent at giving you hands on experience for a rewarding career, but difficult to switch out of. I switched out of Architecture and will be attending as a Civil Engineer major this fall.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The school doesn't tell you that you will most likely need additional loans to pay for supplies. I was an architecture major my freshman year, and the supplies to build models added up quickly and I had to come up with the money out of pocket. It was difficult on my family and I.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

We have a co-op program, so you work for 6 monthes at a time and then go back to classes for 6 monthes at a time. It's great because you get hands on experience before you graduate and it looks better on a resume than someone who graduated with no experience. You get to meet professionals in your field and form relationships with them. If you do well on a co-op, they may offer you a full time job after you graduate!

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