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Western New England University

Springfield, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

Western New England University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Western New England University. Around 90% of applicants get into Western New England University each year. Last year, 6,385 students applied to Western New England University and 5,739 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Western New England University, the application fee costs $40.

Western New England University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Western New England University's admissions stats.

Western New England University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Mean SAT Score 1203
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Western New England University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Western New England University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 November 30

Considering Applying Early to Western New England University?


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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Western New England University will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 30.

Some students apply early because they hope it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Western New England University Admissions


How To Get Into Western New England University

It is moderately difficult to get into Western New England University. Western New England University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Western New England University accepted 90% of students, around 5,739 from 6,385 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Western New England University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Western New England University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Western New England University

Western New England University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Western New England University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Western New England University

Wondering what factors are considered by Western New England University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Western New England University for more information on admission factors.

Western New England University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Western New England University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Western New England University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Western New England University?

Students admitted to Western New England University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 31.8% submitted a class rank. At Western New England University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Western New England University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31.3%
3.75 and 3.99 12.9%
3.50 and 3.74 11.5%
3.25 and 3.49 13.2%
3.00 and 3.24 12.3%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 3.7%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Western New England University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 18% of Western New England University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Western New England University?

To be competitive with other Western New England University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1128 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Western New England University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1128, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Western New England University student is 1203.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Western New England University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Western New England University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

To be most competitive at Western New England University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Western New England University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Western New England University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Western New England University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Western New England University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Western New England University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term


Western New England University Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Western New England University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Western New England University.

Does Western New England University accept transfer credits?

✅ Western New England University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Western New England University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Western New England University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Western New England University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Western New England University?

❌ No, Western New England University is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Western New England University's acceptance rate?

✅ Western New England University has an acceptance rate of 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Western New England University?

❌ Western New England University does not offer early decision.

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Western New England University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

90%

How hard is it to get into Western New England University? Western New England University is a somewhat selective institution. The Western New England University acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

Western New England University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1128 - 1270

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Math SAT Range

568 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above

Good

1128 to 1270

Avg

1128 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Western New England University students is 1203. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Western New England University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1128 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1128 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Western New England University.

Western New England University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.49

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Western New England University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.49. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,658

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,430

Out-of-State

$46,430

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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