Western New England University

by TBS Staff

Updated January 4, 2022 • 1 min read


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  • Large, 100–year–old university with 28 major buildings and a wide selection of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and law programs.
  • Offers many cross–disciplinary and dual degrees.
  • Provides numerous merit–based and need–based scholarships and grants, including a sibling discount and First Robotics Scholarship.


Established in 1919, Western New England University offers personalized education for more than 3,700 students. The school provides students with individualized attention through mentorship programs and small classrooms. With a 215-acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, the college offers more than 50 majors and programs and 40 minors. Students can earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration completely online. Newly, admitted students enroll in an exploratory program to help them select a major. Resources available for distance learners include access to centers for academic success in writing, math, and science.

Western New England University Statistics

Public/Private Private nonprofit
Acceptance Rate 79.6%
Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid 98%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 12:1
Graduation Rate 59.5%
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT or ACT 
Accreditation New England Commission of Higher Education
Student Population 3,792
Date Founded 1919
Colors Blue, orange, and yellow

Western New England University Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Information

Accreditation and Approvals

Western New England University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE).


Program Level Cost
Arts, Sciences, and Business Undergraduate $35,454 per term
Engineering Undergraduate $37,054 per term
Arts and Sciences Graduate $816–$1,392 per credit
Business Graduate $892 per credit
Engineering Graduate $1,168–$1,392 per credit


Western New England University offers a rolling admission process for undergraduate students. Incoming first–year candidates must submit transcripts, an academic letter of recommendation, and SAT/ACT scores. Transfer students with 12 or more transferable credits do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores.

Graduate admission requirements vary depending on the program. Typically, graduate applicants must submit transcripts, a resume or CV, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Master’s applicants need a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. applicants need a master’s degree. Some programs, such as the master of science in applied behavior analysis and Ph.D. in engineering management, require the GRE.

Students receive admission decisions within two to three weeks after applying.

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Online Degrees Offered

Western New England University offers degrees through four schools. The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College of Business grants bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The College of Engineering features bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a doctor of pharmacy degree. The School of Law offers master’s and Juris Doctor degrees.

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