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Western New England University Student Life

Western New England University is on a 215-acre campus in a suburban setting in Springfield, Massachusetts. There are many activities and organizations for Western New England University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Western New England University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Western New England University has a thriving Student Senate. In fact, more students participate in Student Senate than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Western New England University include Residence Hall Association, Campus Activities Board, student radio station and The Westerner (student newspaper).

Western New England University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Family Weekend and Spring Concert.

Does Western New England University Offer Student Housing?

Western New England University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Western New England University students live on campus. In 2021, 55% of undergrads at Western New England University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 45% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Western New England University. There are 2,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,552 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,400 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Western New England University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Western New England University Athletics

At Western New England University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Western New England University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Western New England University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Western New England University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Western New England University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Western New England University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Western New England University has security cameras.

Plan a Visit to Western New England University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Western New England University, take Interstate 90 to Springfield, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Western New England University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Western New England University Students

41%

Women

59%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

53%

In State

47%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

75%

10%

5%

3%

3%

3%

2%

0.20%

0.16%

Undergraduate Students

2,552

Graduate Students

1,150

Non-Resident / International Students

43

Western New England University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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

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