Western New England University
Springfield, MA 01119-2684

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,810
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,000 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

80%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Western New England University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,399 applications and 5,094 students were granted admission. Western New England University is at the #78 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 16% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 81% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT990 to 1190
ACT22 to 27

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$30
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Western New England University's tuition was $32,524 for all students regardless of residency (21.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$29,109
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$32,524
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$32,524
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Western New England University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 28% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,359 (which is 0.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Western New England University in 2016-2017, was 587, which is 82% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,967 (which is 1.2% above the national average.)

$4,359
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,967
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
98%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Western New England University has enrolled a total of 3,810 students (3,048 students full-time and 762 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,810 students, 109 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 56% men and 44% women and 2,724 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,086 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 77 students for distance studies.

3,810
Total Enrollment
109
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 69%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Hispanic: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Western New England University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 29% 972 244
Legal Professions And Studies 11% 374 0
Engineering 9% 291 19
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 234
Psychology 5% 181
Education 4% 125 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 103 29
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 82
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 70 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 68

Graduation & Dropout Rates

62%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Western New England University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
13%
Dropout rate
25%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$42,200
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Western New England University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $42,200. Last year, out of the total 993 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 953 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,277 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,213 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $42,200 $54,900
Employment Rate 96% 95%
Total Graduates 993 1,277

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Western New England University.

Springfield College
2.2 mile away
Bay Path University
5.3 mile away
Mount Holyoke College
10.2 mile away
Hampshire College
14.5 mile away
Smith College
15.2 mile away
Amherst College
17.7 mile away
University of Hartford
24.2 mile away