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Western New England University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Western New England University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Western New England University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Western New England University was awarded 7 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Western New England as #344 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Western New England also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

See all of the rankings for Western New England University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Western New England?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Western New England University is 81%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Western New England is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Western New England submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Western New England University  ( 480 to 570 )
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SAT Math Scores for Western New England University  ( 500 to 610 )
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Western New England received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Western New England University  ( 21 to 27 )
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Learn more about Western New England University admissions.

Western New England University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Western New England it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Western New England University is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Western New England University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Western New England University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Western New England the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 47%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Western New England University.

Average Overall Diversity at Western New England

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,736 undergraduates at Western New England with 2,613 being full-time and 123 being part-time.

Western New England Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Western New England scored 46.19 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.19 out of 100
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How Much Does Western New England University Cost?

The overall average net price of Western New England is $29,694. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Western New England

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,766 $25,090 $27,368 $29,623 $33,085

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Western New England, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Western New England, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $10,136 a year. That adds up to $40,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western New England is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Western New England Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Western New England make about $54,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Western New England students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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See which majors at Western New England University make the most money.

Location of Western New England University

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Western New England is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Western New England University

Contact details for Western New England are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Phone: 413-782-3111
Website: www1.wne.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-New-England-University/140256326045148
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wneuniversity

Western New England University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from Western New England University. Of these students, 631 received undergraduate degrees and 350 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 NA
Mechanical Engineering 52 NA
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 48 NA
Accounting 42 NA
General Psychology 39 NA
Computer Science 32 NA
Health Sciences & Services 29 NA
Finance & Financial Management 26 NA
Health & Physical Education 26 NA
Business Administration & Management 25 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Western New England University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Western New England

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 733 students took at least one online class at Western New England University. This is an increase from the 691 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 733 43
2016-2017 691 21
2015-2016 665 77
2014-2015 602 68
2013-2014 582 98

Learn more about online learning at Western New England University.

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