Ideal Location:

First-class opportunities in a world-class city

Both historic and future-focused, Boston truly is an ideal location in which to study. After all, with 50 colleges in 50 square miles, Boston has the highest concentration of students in the world. It is an epicenter for design, technology, construction, business, medicine, and engineering—not to mention higher education—which makes it rich with opportunities for Wentworth students, many of whom find co-op placements and start their successful careers here. Our 31-acre campus is safely and comfortably situated within this world-class city.

Boston provides Wentworth students with an expanded learning laboratory, rich with resident experts and examples of excellence in a range of fields. Design students can visit the city’s premier buildings (featuring architecture from the Revolutionary War era to modern revolutionaries like Frank Gehry), study its sites, and learn from local experts as part of their studios. Engineering and construction students engage with the city’s sophisticated culture of technology and its infrastructure, including the iconic Zakim Bridge, the widest cable-stayed span in the world.

Our campus is only steps away from one of the world’s most important medical research centers, the Longwood Medical Area, which makes it a convenient source of biomedical-related co-ops and networking opportunities. There is also an area by the South Boston waterfront known as the Innovation District, designed as an urban environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. With the nearby financial district and easy access to the region’s famed Route 128 high-tech highway, Wentworth students are ideally positioned to take advantage of all the opportunities Boston has to offer.

Boston is also a world-class center of art and culture. You can walk to the Museum of Fine Arts or Symphony Hall. Shop on Newbury Street or in the Copley Place Mall. Stroll through the city’s many recreational areas or the quiet parks of the Emerald Necklace. Watch a game at Fenway Park, the nearby home to Boston’s beloved Red Sox. The area’s transit system—the “T”—connects you to the vibrancy of Harvard Square, the North End, Beacon Hill, the Charles River, the theater district, and the waterfront. Walk the historic Freedom Trail. Catch an indie band in Central Square. Or take a ferry to Cape Cod’s beaches. From the Berkshires in Massachusetts to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the skiing trails in Vermont, New England affords endless opportunities for recreation, reflection, and relaxation—all merely a day trip away.

COLLEGES OF THE FENWAY

As part of the six-member Colleges of the Fenway (COF) consortium (representing more than 12,000 undergraduate students and 16 percent of the total Boston student population), Wentworth offers students the intimacy of a small college community as well as the resources of a major university. The COF consortium allows students at any of the member institutions to cross-register for classes and gain access to social events, intramural teams, dance and theater troupes, a chorus and orchestra, professional activities, libraries, dining halls, and campus facilities at the five other colleges—all of which are within walking distance of one another. You can declare a minor in Performing Arts, take a film class at MassArt, learn Italian at Simmons, rehearse at Emmanuel with the COF Chorus, or join any of the clubs offered collectively at the six schools.