Western New England University in Springfield

Springfield, MA

(Rating 4 based on 5 reviews)

Western New England University offers 227-degree programs and 33 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 80%. The most popular test is SAT - 92% of students submitted it in comparison to 21% of students who submitted ACT. 54.9% are women, and 45.1% are men. 3% percents of international students. Western New England University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western New England University is 28213$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $38236 and $49454 per year. 60% of full-time Western New England University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $56,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western New England University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western New England University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$23,004
$30,001 - $48,000$23,896
$48,001 - $75,000$25,000
$75,001 - $110,000$28,787

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 12894


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    2512 of Western New England University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 92 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western New England University number 25 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

    Students at Western New England University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Prepaid tuition plan

    Tuition payment plan

    Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Western New England University.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Western New England University graduation rate is above the national average.

    60% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western New England University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    9 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Western New England University acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 17%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Western New England University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 9%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Western New England University full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Western New England University students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      960 - 1180

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 470 - 570
      Math: 490 - 610
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Western New England University students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      22 - 27

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 0 - 0
      Math: 0 - 0
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Western New England University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Western New England University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western New England University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Massachusetts.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 1215 Wilbraham Rd address in Springfield, Massachusetts.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Western New England University with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Western New England University offers 227 programs in total: 159 are for Bachelor's degree, 44 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state. Western New England University is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers an Associate's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 33 distance learning programs that are provided in the Western New England University: 24 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


      Western New England University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2715 students with 81436 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 393 with 9435 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 596 students.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Western New England University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      DO NOT GO HERE. I had the worst school experience here ever. The students are very cliquey, which makes sense because over 80% of the student population on campus is white. I have a food allergy to nuts, which I would of almost died if my friend did not tell me there was nuts in pesto. The kitchen staff was not responsible to put an allergy sign until after my friend told them to put the sign. The diversity program is a joke. In the diversity program for freshman, you are given a mentor to help you through your first year.They pick mentors based off the freshman's personality and interests. My mentor was nothing like me, if not the opposite.The mentors were supposed to have individual weekly meetings with their mentee. I never had a meeting with my mentor. I later come to find out that at the end of each meeting, mentors are supposed to write a journal about their mentee. If I never had a meeting and my mentor was supposed to be writing about me, what was she actually saying about me weekly. Also, the RA on my floor in Berkshire (which is called are dirty-berk, because it was the direst in both the quad and all housing) was never around when needed, and did not care to resolve roommate issues. In terms of academics, they also score very poorly. Out of about less than 10 professors I had during my time there, only 1 showed serious interest in my education and well-being. All other professors were inconsiderate and showed no interest what so ever. For my chemistry course, there was 2 professor:1 for labs and 1 for lectures. They did not seem to communicate to review the course material, because every time we did a lab, it was not in sync with the material we learned in lecture. My professors were often teaching different material and we had very little time to learn and study for any quizzes and exams that were always given last minute. Their tutors are the most useless academic resource. Each time I went, it was either I don't know how to solve that or they would look it up as I would do if I was alone. They could not explain the material to me, so why would you allow someone to be paid to tutor someone else if they can't master the material for themselves. Socially, there is nothing to do here, which is why every weekend, there is someone who gets sent to the hospital for hard drugs like cocaine or passing out from excess underage drinking. In the Springfield area that this campus is locate, is in the "hood" or bad parts of Springfield. The campus may look safe, but outside those gates it is not. Speaking of safety, freshmen who have cars on campus have to walk the farthest from their cars to their dorms. It's completely unfair and not safe for female students walking back to dorms when its dark out ( there's lighting but not enough to make you feel safe at night). One of the worst things about this school is their tuition. I made the unfortunate mistake of taking out a very huge student loan ( over $ 20,000). During big events such as SOAR or student -acceptance day, they make everything look perfect and inviting just so they can take your money when you enroll. For all engineering majors, its the most expensive as you will pay over an additional $1,000 for the fees and extra costs engineer must pay. When I came, they did not inform me I was an undeclared major nor ask if I wanted to declare a major. I was going through personal issues back home and having a hard time her my 2nd semester, I ended up leaving and they kept asking me if I wanted to stay. At that point, they couldn't do anything for me. Also because I left before the semester ended, I was charged over $2,000. Even though I appealed because of the hardships I had both on campus and home, they said no, and took my money. Because I had a horrible experience with less than 2 full semesters as an on-campus student, PLEASE GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE THEN STATE SCHOOL OR GO TO ANOTHER STATE SCHOOL AND LIVE ON CAMPUS AND IT WILL PROBABLY BE CHEAPER THAN 1 FULL YEAR HERE INCLUDING TUITION. You'll be happy elsewhere, I promise.

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      Overall Rating:

      I've attended schools from Syracuse University to Holyoke Community College and AIC and STCC and Umass and no one can touch WNEU. AMAZING school. Insane involvement from faculty and staff. Career focused education. Professors that will challenge you NO MATTER who you are and what department you're in.I majored in Electrical Engineering, but took courses outside of Sleith (the engineering college). I enrolled in Spanish courses, Math course and Chemistry, which are all outside of the Engineering umbrella. I was astounded by how ubiquitous WNE's focus on high standards is. I earned a 3.9 GPA and was challenged in every course. Nothing was easy, but nothing was impossible.I highly recommend the university. Sure, rural Springfield is a bit of a let-down for things to do. The university does a great job of creating trips and events for students every weekend. Seize the opportunities and enjoy all that Western Mass has to offer. WNE is a great school for anyone looking to earn an education and secure a career by working hard and being focused on a brighter tomorrow.Thanks for a life changing experience.

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      Great Lacrosse Team and Camps

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      Overall Rating:

      Great computer science program. Can't speak to other programs. Expensive if you don't have scholarships (and probably even if you do).

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      Location & Website

      Address: 1215 Wilbraham Rd


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +4137823111

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: wne.edu

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