Overview

Applicants
6,399
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
377
with Terminal Degree

223
Men
154
Women
28
Minority
14
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
51%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Pre-Optometry Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry.
  • Forensic Chemistry.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics.
  • Political Science and Government.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Bonnie Malley
Chief Operating Officer for city of Hartford, CT.

Lisa Bachmann
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Big Lots!

Kevin S. Delbridge
Sr Advisor, Harbour Vest Partners, LLC.

Willie A. Deese
President, Merck Manufacturing Division, Merck & Company Inc.

Alan R. Hoskins
President & CEO, Energizer Household Products, Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Dennis M. Lind
Vice President, Design & Engineering, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Anthony Katagas
Oscar winning producer

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
51%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,486

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,616

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,663

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
84%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$44,013

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,524
Required Fees
$2,350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,240

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,670

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,214
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,724
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

3.05%
Asian
5.82%
African-American
8.02%
Hispanic
73.46%
Caucasian
4.31%
Unknown
3.46%
International

38% female
62% male
48% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
62%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Bonni Alpert

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

29% participate in intramural sports
19% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Bears)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Golden Bears)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Sustainability

65/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
88

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Bryan Gross
VP for Enrollment Management

Address
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119

Phone
413-782-1321

Email
learn@wne.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Alumni Healthful Living Center
St Germain Campus Center
D'Amour Library
Computer Labs
Rock Cafe
Art Gallery

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield Symphony Hall
Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle
Six Flags New England
Mass Mutual Center / Arena

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open houses fall thru spr, reservations

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT is about 30 minutes from campus. Logan International Airport is located in Boston, MA approximately 2 hours from campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines operate out of Downtown Springfield. The campus is located on a public bus route providing service to and from the bus station and train station. Taxis are also available to provide transportation to and from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East and West (Boston, Albany) via the Massachussetts Turnpike (I-90): Leave the Mass. Pike at Exit 6. Turn left onto I-291. Take Exit 5 off I-291 ("Route 20-A West to East Springfield"). Bear right at the end of the exit ramp on Page Blvd. Take the left at the first light onto Roosevelt Ave. Take Roosevelt Avenue 2.5 miles to the intersection with Wilbraham Road (fifth traffic light). Turn left onto Wilbraham Road and follow it 1.5 miles to the third light. Turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 5.6 miles from the Mass Pike.) From the North via Interstate 91: Leave I-91 at Exit 8, ("Ludlow, Boston I-291"). Travel to Exit 5B, ("East Springfield"). Turn right off of the ramp onto Page Blvd. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Roosevelt Ave. Take Roosevelt Avenue 2.5 miles to the intersection with Wilbraham Road (fifth traffic light). Turn left onto to Wilbraham Road and follow it 1.5 miles to the third light. Turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 8.6 miles from I-91.) From the South via Interstate 91: Leave I-91 at Exit 2, ("East Longmeadow"). Take the exit ramp following the signs ("Route 83") to the light at the intersection of Longhill and Sumner Ave. Turn right onto Sumner Ave. Travel straight on Sumner Ave. (which becomes Allen St.) to the traffic light at the intersection of Allen St. and Bradley Road (3.2 miles). Turn left onto Bradley Road and travel 1.6 miles to Wilbraham Rd. and turn right. Travel 0.2 miles to the next light and turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 5.7 miles from I-91.)

Local Accommodations
A list of local accommodations: Springfield Marriott (1500 Main St., Springfield, 413-781-7111); Sheraton Hotel (One Monarch Place, Springfield, 413-781-1010); Howard Johnson (1356 Boston Rd., Springfield, 413-783-2111); Hampton Inn West (1011 Riverdale St., West Springfield, 413-732-1300); Days Inn (437 Riverdale St., West Springfield, 413-785-5365); Red Roof Inn (5 Hazard Ave., Enfield, 860-741-2571); Sheraton- Bradley Airport (Windsor Locks, 860-627-5311).


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