Boston, MA
Wentworth Institute of Technology


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Recent Reviews

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

Before you choose your college, be sure you know exactly what you want, especially if you're going to a trade school. Otherwi...

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

Before you choose your college, be sure you know exactly what you want, especially if you're going to a trade school. Otherwise, you may fall behind like I did. Sometimes you can attend a community college for two years then transfer to a partnering university. This will help save you and your family a lot of money. When you get there, do all your work to the best of your abilities. The higher your grades are, the more likely you will receive more financial aid. Don't ever let your grades slip. If they do, don?t be afraid to go out there and get help. Get to know your professors. They'll be more than willing to help you. Your professor might even show you some work they did in the field as a real life example. College isn't just all work and no play though. Make friends, do an activity you like, find an internship related to your major. These activities will provide a more enjoyable college experience. The last thing you want to do in college is outcast yourself. These are suppose to be the most enjoyable years of your life. Make them that way.

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

I would say that for a student to find the right college for them they need to know what they want to do. Waiting can be one...

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

I would say that for a student to find the right college for them they need to know what they want to do. Waiting can be one of the best things a student can do in order to figure out what they want to do and life, and follow through. Parents can help thier children the most by giving them no limits, letting them do what they wish. After the student knows what career they want in life then it is best to find a general area they would like to attend college, if location does not matter then narrow the schools down by difficulty to get in, at least applying to one school above below, and at thier expectations. Then once at school get involved with the campus activities early and often, the first semester can be hard, but most often this is not because of the course load. Finding friends and activites to do can calm down students and get them into a nice balance of work and play early, and that leads to the best college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone should not come to Wentworth if they want a party school, other local schools are more suited for them. Also anyone looking for giant crowds will be dissapointed with our small campus both in student populus and footprint.

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

The community is so close at the school, I kow so many different people but it's all part of Wentworth.

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

I didn't need a portfolio to apply and this program gives you work opportunities while still attending school. I love the han...

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

I didn't need a portfolio to apply and this program gives you work opportunities while still attending school. I love the hands on projects as well. One of the schools I looked at offered a fine arts degree but here I am getting a bachelors of science.

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

I would advise future perspective students and their parents to follow their hearts. I had my grandfather and one of my cousins attend my school. The main thing I considered was the location and the public transportation opportunities. The opportunities in education were very important to me as well. At Wentworth you have the chance to possibly attend 6 other chools that are also part of the Colleges of Fenway. Being in this beautiful lively city is one of the best choices I've ever made. This school only has about 3,500 students and the classes are quite small but the hands on education you get could never exchanged. It is a little expensive but the dorm life and going out of state was one thing I had to do and I've never felt more home anywhere I have ever been. Trust your heart and let you children choose their own path, sometimes a bit of distance is the best gift you can give.

What's unique about your campus?

This school is very hands on and prepares you for you career and life after you graduate. It prepares you to work in your chosen fiels and you have chances to gain eaperience before you graduate in co-op opportunities.

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

Were more handson and we are out of the box thinkers.

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

To choose one that you like and not to choose based on what your parents like because it ur the one going there not them and its your future not theirs. Make all your decisions for you because your the one who has to live with them.

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

Begin early to find the best school that fits your needs. However this is easier said then done. How do you know where to beg...

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

Begin early to find the best school that fits your needs. However this is easier said then done. How do you know where to begin and how do you know what you are looking for? You must remember, although education is the main reason for attending your school of choice, it is also the time when one is truly able to find them self as a person. You must start the process off being true to yourself by knowing what type of atmosphere you are most comfortable in. Having always been from a small town, I knew I wouldn?t be comfortable in a large classroom at a major university. By narrowing my search down to smaller schools, I knew I would get the personal one on one relationship with my professors that would allow me to get the most out of my education. By knowing what atmosphere works best for you, the type of experiences you hope to gain will become clearer and will help you make a decision as to what school works best for you. This time in your life is all about you, so make sure you are able to enjoy it for all its worth.

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

How to use an apple computer. The school has issued a laptop program to its student in my major which is amazing but made for a really rough transition.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Although the school is high increativity with its architecture and Industrial programs, its not an extremely artsy school, yes we do artsy things but there is a major focus as to how art may be executed within the real rhealm

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

A small quiet campus in the heart of Boston, with access to all the city has to offer.

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

A small quiet campus in the heart of Boston, with access to all the city has to offer.

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

The two required internships provide every student with professional experience before graduation. Being located in Boston, there is an abundance of companies who work with Wentworth to provide these internship oppurtunities.

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

The location of the campus is crucial for happiness at a school. A large campus in a small town where most activity occurs on school grounds is suitable for some people, while a small campus in the heart of a city is suitable for others. Feeling comfortable in the school's environment is very important.

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

Pick a school that cares more about education, resources, and the students and not the way the school looks for outsiders. Its ok to try new things and be your own person! Live and learn!

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

The president was more intersted in looks and not students

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

College is about learning and trying new things. It's the first time for most people to be on their own, so it's imporant to...

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

College is about learning and trying new things. It's the first time for most people to be on their own, so it's imporant to find a college that resonates with who you are and especially who you want to be. Don't be afraid of leaving your comfort zone--sometimes in the places most foreign to us, we can learn the most about ourselves, the world we're in, the changes that need to be made, and the direction we want to go in. Take education seriously because, of all the people in the world, students are priviledged--priviledged with financial and moral support, those who believe in their potential, a bright future to look forward to and endless oppurtunities and freedom to help shape our lives. Do your best, be thankful, be curious and proud, and never forget to keep smiling.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Wentworth Institute of Technology is its location. Being located in a city, there's plenty to do and people to meet. The amount of diversity makes it easy and exciting to be yourself while constantly trying new things.

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

The worth thing about Wentworth Insitiute of Technology is the workload. Depending on your major, supplies can be expensive and homework can consume your spare time. It's great to be in a focused environment where you can see your future coming together, as long as you can deal with the stress that comes with it.

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

The best advice I can give when looking for the right college is never compromise. The right college is out there, and with t...

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

The best advice I can give when looking for the right college is never compromise. The right college is out there, and with the help of websites and books, you will find the best college for the price range you can afford. And remember, once you have found the right school, visiting the school will only confirm your insticts- or even steer you in a different direction. It's also a great opportunity to speak to enrolled students or college represenatives. They can help answer your questions about housing, student life, on campus activities, and even financial aid. Once you've made it to the college of your dreams, you can make the most of it by focusing on your education. With the right amount of time management and persistence, there will always be time for friends and activities. You have to remember- you are attending college to gain an education. You will naturally make friends through classes and dorm life that will enrich your college experience as well as ease the adjustment to your new college life. Last but not least, never forget that going to college is the experience of a lifetime, so smile!

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

I think the worst thing about my school is the lack of gender diversity between majors. In many engineering majors, there is almost an 80% male enrollment rate. All of the design majors are not much better, with the exception of Interior Design, which has a majority of women. To try and improve the female to male ratio, we have Women's Overnights for accepted students. This gives them an intimate few of the campus and classes, as the follow the upperclassmen around for one day of classes.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is the lack of good lecturing professors. Many professors only work part time; the other part of their day is working in a firm or engineering company. This gives us an inside look at our future careers, but many professors are often pre-occupied with the stresses and frustrations of their own work life. That frustration puts a damper on their ability to teach, help, and communicate.

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

Very difficult, don't consider if you're light hearted; when you come here, you should already know what your gonna do for th...

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

Very difficult, don't consider if you're light hearted; when you come here, you should already know what your gonna do for the rest of your life!

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

Pick a college that is worth the investment. Make sure that it offers the major that your child wants to do. Additionally, in today's economy make sure that the major your child goes into is in need of jobs. Engineering is always great, the world will never run out of Engineers nor ever stop needing them. Make the school be worth the investment.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Dealing with roommates, but hey everyone has to live with it.

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