School Profile

Western New England University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Springfield, MA

$37,700

Avg tuition

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About Western New England University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Western New England University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,583, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 90%. The university offers 62 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 63%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $37,700.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

90% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

63% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1128-1280

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

41%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

73%

Hispanic

9%

Black

6%

Unknown

4%

Asian

3%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

48%

Socio-economic diversity

27% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

13

Total Online Enrollment

1,503

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 33% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 40% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $37,700 $37,700
Graduate $26,640 $26,640

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $14,430
On-campus other expenses $2,060
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,100
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,300
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,530

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $55,190 $55,190
Off-campus without family $50,100 $50,100
Off-campus with family $42,230 $42,230

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

27%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

96%

Pell Grant

27%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,145
State Grant Aid $1,616
Institution Grant Aid $21,930
Pell Grant Aid $4,935

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division III with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

5

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

6

Education

BA

MA

DOC