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About Western New England University

Western New England University is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Springfield, Massachusetts. Western New England University was founded in 1919 and now enrolls around 3,702 students a year, including 2,552 undergrads.

Western New England University offers housing for up to 2,000 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 70% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Western New England University's endowment was valued at $67.272 million in 2021. Western New England University employs one full-time professor for every 12 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Western New England University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 25
Tuition $37,700

2022 Western New England University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Western New England University Early Admission

Western New England University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Western New England University

It is moderately difficult to get into Western New England University. The acceptance rate at Western New England University is 89%. Out of 6,235 applications received in 2021, 5,576 students were offered admission.

Western New England University Waitlist

Western New England University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Western New England University?

Western New England University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Western New England University, applicants must submit the following items.

Western New England University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Western New England University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for Western New England University students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Western New England University.

Does Western New England University Require the ACT or SAT?

Western New England University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 62% submitted the SAT. 7% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Western New England University

Yes! Western New England University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,000 students.

Western New England University students are active in the school's Student Senate, Residence Hall Association and Campus Activities Board. Homecoming, Family Weekend, and and Spring Concert are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Western New England University.

Financial Aid at Western New England University

Western New England University meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Western New England University full-time are awarded $30,365 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Western New England University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western New England University

About 78% of students who start at Western New England University return for their second year of college. Out of the 755 students who started at Western New England University as first-time freshman, 439 graduate within four years.

Around 64% of students who started at Western New England University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 95% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $51,509 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $48,490 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Western New England University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Western New England University a good school for you?

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Where is Western New England University Located?

Western New England University is located in the suburban setting of Springfield, Massachusetts.

If you want to see Western New England University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Springfield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western New England University and Springfield are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1215 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA 01119

Campus Setting: Suburban

Western New England University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western New England University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western New England University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Western New England University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

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23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Western New England University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Western New England University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Western New England University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

540 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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Western New England University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$55,810

In State

$55,810

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$37,700
$37,700
Fees
$2,680
$2,680
Housing
$14,430
$14,430
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Western New England University is like? There are approximately 3,702 students enrolled at Western New England University, including 2,552 undergraduate students and 1,150 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 53% percent are from MA and 47% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

53%

In State

47%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,702

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$40,380

Out-of-State

$40,380

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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