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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
From Western New England University

You'll experience more than a great university at Western New England! You'll discover a world-class education in the heart of our postcard-perfect New England campus. At every turn, you'll be inspired by amazing professors conducting research on topics ranging from autism to purifying drinking water through acoustic waves. You will feel supported and confident in studying abroad or landing your dream internship. Whether you are a high school student beginning your college journey or a working professional returning to the classroom for an advanced degree, Western New England University is right where you belong.

Western New England University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
1060-1250
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$30,319/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,952/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,629Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
122
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Friendly
    61%
  • White
    27%
  • Quiet
    9%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Close-knit
    25%
  • You have to make the best of it
    22%
  • Expensive
    13%
  • Great
    6%
  • DRY
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $54,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    60%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    97%
    National
    83%
    87%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

    Western New England University Reviews

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    This college is perfect for me, personally. It is definitely a good choice if you're looking for a smaller school and a very tight-knit community. Everybody on campus is genuinely nice, the classes are perfect sizes, the teachers really care about your success, and they have great opportunities for everyone on campus - there truly is something for everybody. Specifically for my major, social work, the university offers so many unique opportunities, like 4 internships over my 4 years, to make my education the best it could be. The only downfall is as a commuter, I do find it kind of hard to participate in clubs and organizations because the times just don't fit my schedule, but there is always the commuter council to be a part of! I definitely don't regret my decision to enroll here as I go into my sophomore year.
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    I have loved my time at Western New England University, from the professors to the campus, everything is just so welcoming. The campus itself is very beautiful, and during spring time especially so, as there are these gorgeous trees in the center of campus that bloom a lovely shade of pink, making the morning walk to class very lovely. The professors are all very helpful, with many staying late hours after class to offer their time to help students out with their work. All in all, its a great school and I love it!
    Due to the corona virus pandemic, my school decided to transition to online classes for the rest of the semester after spring break, like most colleges did. I appreciated how the university gave both students and teachers an extra week of spring break to prepare for the changes. While this was certainly helpful, I do think it was hard for professors to teach us adequately. I feel as if I definitely didn't learn as much online as I would've if we were able to still be on campus. Only one of my five classes did Zoom lectures, and that was only once a week for a fraction of our lesson time. Another class of mine did recorded lectures, but still equaled only 20 minutes compared to the 2 hours and 40 minutes we would have gotten in class per week. Not to mention, we got to use our resources and our notes for our assignments and exams, which means we didn't have to retain anything. While this isn't directly the teachers' or university's faults, we weren't offered any tuition refund.