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Meet Wentworth's Executive Director of Admissions, Maureen Dischino.
Wentworth practices rolling admissions. Our priority application deadline is February 15th, and after this date majors could reach capacity, so applying sooner rather than later is recommended. High school students can apply any time after the beginning of their senior year and once all their application requirements are received, their completed application is reviewed and they can expect a response in 4 to 5 weeks. Deposit deadline is May 1 for all students.
Wentworth currently offers 19 undergraduate programs. Students applying to Wentworth choose a specific academic program as part of the admissions process. All of the Engineering Majors and the Computer Science major requires students to have taken or be taking a Pre-Calculus class. Minimum requirements for our Engineering programs include at least a 550 in the math portion of the SAT (alternatively a 24 in the math section of the ACT) and Pre-Calculus. Engineering Technology programs, on the other hand, do not have these requirements.
Students have the option to declare one or more minor courses of study in addition to their major course of study. The minor typically requires 16 to 20 credits of course work, with some majors further requiring students to earn a given number of credits through directed research or project-based learning.
Click here for a complete list of majors and minors.
Tuition, Laptop and Scholarships
The 2015-2016 Annual Tuition is $30,760 and the Room & Board is $13,013.
Wentworth provides all first year students with a brand new laptop. The cost of the laptop is included in tuition. Each laptop is outfitted with the complete suite of software used in the student’s academic program. Students keep their laptop once they graduate.
Wentworth offers academic merit scholarships to freshman applicants based upon academic performance, standardized test scores, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and community service. All admitted applicants are automatically considered and there is no separate application required. These scholarships vary in amounts, but typically range between $1,000 and $17,000, and are renewable for four years.
Wentworth's cooperative education program (co-op) is one of the most comprehensive in the country and forms the basis for our high placement rate for graduates among leading organizations - locally, nationally, and worldwide. At Wentworth, two semesters of co-op placements are required (a third semester is optional). The simple reason for this is that the 21st-century economy moves too quickly to allow newly minted professionals time to get their feet wet and their hands dirty. Co-ops allow students to become adept at handling new situations where the stakes are real- as are the deadlines, the budgets, and the expectations. Wentworth graduates hit the ground running and achieve career success because they already have extensive experience applying classroom knowledge to real-world situations.
A survey of the graduating class of 2014, showed that 99% of respondents had found employment in their field, or were attending graduate school, within six months of graduating. The average starting salary for these students was $55,838.
Wentworth offers a variety of resources for students to help make their transition from high school to college smoother.
- Required Freshman Seminar
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Counseling Center
- Student Leadership Programs
Colleges of the Fenway
One of Boston’s largest academic collaborations, the Colleges of the Fenway consists of six neighboring schools: Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College, all of which have come together to enrich and expand the academic and social opportunities for their undergraduate students. The collaboration allows students at the colleges to cross-register for courses, share educational resources, attend joint social activities, intramural sports, clubs, study abroad, and performing arts opportunities.