Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, nationally-ranked institution founded in 1904. Wentworth's 15 bachelor's degree programs include architecture, computer science, design, engineering, environmental science, and management.  Its comprehensive cooperative education program allows students to gain real-world professional experience in their field of study.  Wentworth's 35-acre urban campus is located in Boston.

Website: www.wit.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,262
Undergraduate
Students
(20.5%) 874 Women
(79.5%) 3,388 Men
192
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 6,172 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.05
SAT Math
599 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
576 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,390
Tuition and Fees
$33,950
Room and Board
$14,190
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$19,571
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$59,419
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
158
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 59% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Leopards
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.8% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.9% White
7.6% Unknown
International Students
8.0% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
98%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
550 Huntington Avenue
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115-5998
Phone
(617) 989-4000
Fax
(617) 989-4010
E-mail
admissions@wit.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 6,172 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 1,571 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 4,601 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,365 (24%) of 5,670 admitted students enrolled
Women
249 (17%) of 1,476 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,116 (27%) of 4,194 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.05
3.75 and Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
599 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
576 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,390
Tuition and Fees
$33,950
Room and Board
$14,190
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$3,750
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002225
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
962 (99.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
755 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
754 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
72 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$19,571
Need-Based Gift
Received by 670 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,589
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 628 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,229
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 272 (36.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
206 (21.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,446

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,711 (95.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,773 (74.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,754 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
202 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$20,181
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,448 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,111
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,352 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,303
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 730 (26.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
843 (21.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,487

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$59,419
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Project Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
158
Part-Time Faculty
196
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
25%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 59% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 65% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
373,380
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
320
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA
Campus Size
31 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
51%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Leopards
School Colors
Gold and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew     x  
Cross-Country Running     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
radio station, intramural sports, wentworth events board, multicultural student association, phi sigma pi, major particular professional student associations
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,262
Women
874 (20.5%)
Men
3,388 (79.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,904
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.8% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.9% White
7.6% Unknown
International Students.
8.0% from 60 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
192

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
98%
Average Starting Salary
98%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 3%

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