Western New England University

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1215 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA 01119-2684

Phone: (413) 782-3111
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#60 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Western New England University is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,695, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 215 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Western New England University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 60. Its tuition and fees are $33,020 (2013-14).

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

Western New England University is committed to being a leader regionally and recognized nationally in providing integrated professional and liberal learning. The University is characterized by a synergy that results internally from the collaboration of its programs in Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law and externally from the important strategic partnerships and alliances forged with the local and regional business, educational, and civic community. All students are regarded as a resource in excellence whose special talents and attributes will be challenged by their educational program to assure success in their professional and personal development and lives.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1919
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $47,319,546


When applying to Western New England University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Western New England University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 79.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Western New England University is 13:1, and the school has 45.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Western New England University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Psychology, General; and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 40%
Engineering 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 12%
Psychology, General 11%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 6%

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Student Life

Western New England University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,695, with a gender distribution of 60.6 percent male students and 39.4 percent female students. At this school, 71 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29 percent of students live off campus. Western New England University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,802
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Western New England University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Western New England University 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 Western New England University, 37 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Western New England University.

Students who have cars on campus 37%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Western New England University, 78.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,656.

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Tuition and fees $33,020 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,570 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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