C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Western New England University
Springfield, MA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,724
   Women 1,046 (38.4%)
   Men 1,678 (61.6%)
Graduate Students 1,109
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 80% of 6,399 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math 558 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 533 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $51,388
  Tuition and Fees $34,874
  Room and Board $13,214
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $26,179
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 229
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 43% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Springfield Population 153,703
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Golden Bear
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 22.0%