About Western New England University

Founded in 1919, Western New England University. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,724 full time undergraduate students, and 1,086 full time graduate students.

The Western New England University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 237 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Western New England University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate79%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range990-1190
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at WNEC are considered Less Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Western New England University.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
48%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
64%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
65%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
22%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
4%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
87%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
39%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
48%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
64%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
65%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
22%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
4%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
87%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
39%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    45 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    38 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    47 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    49 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    49 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    49 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    48 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    49 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

Western New England University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Western New England University?

26 Students rated Western New England University

Ben - 06/17/2024

Good school with smaller class sizes, knowledgeable professors, and a welcoming community

JHONATAN - 12/27/2023

As a proud alum of Western New England University's Biomedical Engineering program, I can confidently say that my experience at this institution was transformative and uniquely tailored to my academic and professional needs. What sets WNEU apart is the genuine care and commitment of the professors in the engineering department, fostering an environment where personalized learning is not just a concept but a daily reality. The small class sizes, typically ranging from 10 to 15 students, allowed for an intimate and engaging educational experience. This personalized approach created a dynamic learning environment where professors were not just instructors but mentors invested in the success of each student. The accessibility of faculty members was a game-changer, as they took the time to understand individual strengths and challenges, providing targeted guidance and support. There many times professors would hangout in the labs just to help students with academic and life advice. You really felt seen and heard here—at least in the engineering department. WNEU, being a teaching-focused university, excels in emphasizing the practical application of knowledge, preparing students for the real-world challenges of biomedical engineering. The curriculum is designed with a balance of theoretical understanding and hands-on experience, a testament to the faculty's dedication to producing well-rounded graduates. While the university may not be primarily research-focused, this aspect only enhances its strengths. The emphasis on teaching ensures that students receive a comprehensive education that is directly applicable to their future careers. For those seeking a nurturing academic environment where professors genuinely care about their students' success and where personalized learning is a cornerstone, Western New England University's Biomedical Engineering program is an outstanding choice. My alma mater has played a pivotal role in shaping my career, and I am grateful for the exceptional education and mentorship I received during my time at WNEU.

Abigail - 05/31/2021

At Western New England University you find a family. You are taken care of in any way possible. Always friendly faces and people to say hi to. If you have a question someone has an answer and we can lead you in the right direction if not. Helps you get ready for your future.

Lauren - 05/13/2021

I believe that Western New England University is a great place to learn and grow. They provide facilities for students for all different activites as well as creating a community feel for students. There are lots of great sports and clubs on campus allowing for everyone to be involved no matter what your hobbies or niches are.

Western New England University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Western New England University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Western New England University is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    Attending college does help individuals further their education in order to find a valuable career for the future. My future while in being a high school senior once again was myself graduating from a 4 year college with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. After the graduation I would attend graduate school to recieve my Master's in Education in becoming a Spanish teacher. Once the school is completed, I will want a family and enjoy my career to the point I will love to be involved with the school and maybe become a soccer coach for the middle school. All of these points within my goals force me to do well every step I take with my education. I need to do well with everything I do as well as extracurricular activities to help in having a variety of aspects within my resume for a job. Therefore, everyday I wake up I will want to succeed and push in succeeding so that my goals come true.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    I think that the best thing about my school is the size. Because there are only about 2500 undergraduates it is easy to feel important on campus and not swallowed up in the mass of students. Each student is seen as an individual with certain needs and desries and the professors and faculty at my school see that. The professors are always willing to help and prove to you that you matter and you are not just another face in the crowd.

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

    Before I enter my freshmen year of college I wish to know how enduring my classes will be. Knowing how much the homework will weigh on my shoulders will prepare me to endure the weight, as of now I am expecting the worst. I also wish to know the amount of time I'd be working for money to balance out the cost of college while balancing my time to fit in homework time.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone cared mostly about themselves and would believe what others told them even if it was not true.

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

    The campus is not very politically oriented.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the distance between the main part of campus and the gym. Right now this is very stressful because I have a busy schedule and by the time I've walked to the gym, I've wasted about 10 minutes. Also in the freezing cold weather of the winter it becomes even more frustrating.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who prefers a VERY small school with updated feautures. Also, a person who does not mind having a small group of friends would most likely do best at school like Western New England University.

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

    My school is a place with mostly great professors, a beautiful campus and a good selection of classes.

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

    I talk about my courses and the professors. Also including my close friends here at school whom actually I believe will be friends for life. I studied abroad one semester, so I also talked about how easy it was to study abroad and my advisor provided assistance with the application process of that. The on campus housing is very comfortable, easy to socialize with others, and preferred rather than off campus housing.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    WNEC is best known for its commitment to its students success and lately for being environmentally innovative.

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

    If you can afford to go to this school and are admitted to a better one - go there. This law school is over-priced, over-valued, and offers little (if anything) in the way of helping you transition from passing the bar to actually being a lawyer. On the other hand, if you like being on your own, figuring things out for yourself, or just plain know someone to help you get that first lawyering job, then this might be the place for you. If I had to do it all over again - well, I wouldn't.

    Read all  5 answers
  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    When you think of WNEC's School of Law, the first thing that comes to mind is .... well, that's the problem. This is a school that doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up. Other law schools in the same tier and of similar student bodies have a vision, a mission, a "view" (for lack of a better word). WNEC SoL does not.

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Those who should not attend Western New England College are those looking for a large school or looking for a place with a lot to do off campus. Western New England College has a very self-contained campus.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Generally, the faculty are very knowledgeable, approachable, and well-intentioned. Like anywhere else, there are those who should be poster children for the anti-tenure movement. Many just need to go at this point in their careers, as they are unable or unwilling to embrace alternative views on subjects. Students are competitive, but do not seem to be ruthless. Generally, this is a much more collegial atmosphere than you will find at other law schools.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Because of the college's location - in the middle of one of Massachusetts most-depressed, violent, and drug-charged cities - social life consists of drinking and ... well, drinking. Stay out of downtown. Of course, downtown is the only place where there is anything to do, dangerous as it is.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The aren't any stereotypes that I am aware of.

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Student Body

Students

38%

female

62%

male

2,724

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,086

Total Grad Students

49%

Out-Of-State

50%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

60

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

54%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
73%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Western New England University receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$34,874

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,240

Books and Supplies

$13,214

Room and Board

49,328

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$26,105
$30 - $48K
$24,133
$48 - $75K
$26,371
$75 - $110K
$28,218
$110K & UP
$32,308

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