Wentworth Institute of Technology

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550 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115-5998

Phone: (617) 989-4590
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#12 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,003, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 31 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wentworth Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 12. Its tuition and fees are $27,950 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology offers 20 day majors in Architecture, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, and Management. The institute is distinguished by its high-quality classroom instruction and its practical application of technology through extensive laboratory and studio training. This curriculum is combined with on-the-job experience received through Wentworth's cooperative education program, the largest of its kind in the Northeast. Located in the heart of Boston, the 31-acre campus provides an intimate and supportive learning environment.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1904
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Wentworth Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.9 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 16:1, and the school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology include: Architecture; Construction Management; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician; Civil Engineering Technology/Technician; and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 47%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Architecture 25%
Construction Management 15%
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 11%
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 8%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 7%

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Student Life

Wentworth Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,003, with a gender distribution of 81.9 percent male students and 18.1 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus. Wentworth Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,155
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Wentworth Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wentworth Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 5 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 5%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Wentworth Institute of Technology, 76.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,931.

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Tuition and fees $27,950 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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