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Wentworth Institute of Technology Overview

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Wentworth Institute of Technology Known For?

917 Undergraduate Awards
$42,533 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at WIT is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at WIT.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from WIT makes roughly $65,100 a year. This is 60% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, WIT is ranked #110 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. WIT also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

WIT has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#64 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WIT.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electromechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Architectural Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards WIT has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Computer Systems Networking College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Construction Management College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Other Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#14 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#74 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Wentworth Institute of Technology?

Location of Wentworth Institute of Technology

Contact details for WIT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-989-4590
Website: https://WIT.EDU
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wentworthadmissions
Twitter: https://twitter.com/witathletics

How Do I Get Into WIT?

You can apply to WIT online at: https://wit.edu/admissions-aid/apply-wentworth

Admission Requirements for WIT

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into WIT?

92% Acceptance Rate
26% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
Since WIT has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 74% of accepted students are men and 26% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to WIT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 550 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 550 to 650 )
200
800
WIT received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Wentworth Institute of Technology?

$42,533 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WIT is $42,533. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 WIT, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $11,183 a year. That adds up to $44,732 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WIT is 3.0%. 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.

Wentworth Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,940 Full-Time Undergraduates
21% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,341 undergraduate students at WIT, with 3,940 being full-time and 401 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  WIT

There are also 175 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,940 full-time undergraduates at WIT, 79% are male and 21% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WIT

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wentworth Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WIT Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 336
Black or African American 211
Hispanic or Latino 254
White 2,485
International Students 302
Other Races/Ethnicities 352

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Wentworth Institute of Technology. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at WIT. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Wentworth Institute of Technology

189 Took All Classes Online
496 Took At Least One Class Online
29.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at WIT. In 2017-2018, 496 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WIT has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of WIT

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wentworth Institute of Technology was 29.7%. This is the #703 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WIT regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of WIT majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 21%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Computer & Information Sciences 11%
Computer Science 21%
Construction Management 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WIT ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at WIT.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Construction Management #4
Other Business, Management & Marketing #12
Computer Science #15
Computer & Information Sciences #71
Business Administration & Management #192
Business, Management & Marketing #240

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wentworth Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Construction Management 0 1 126 27 154
General Architecture 0 0 92 59 151
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 130 0 130
Computer Science 0 0 96 5 101
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 69 0 69
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 65 0 65
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 58 0 58
Civil Engineering 0 0 57 1 58
Electrical Engineering 0 0 36 0 36
Information Science 0 0 28 0 28
Computer Engineering 0 0 28 0 28
Electromechanical Engineering 0 0 28 0 28
Business Administration & Management 0 0 15 9 24
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 22 0 22
General Engineering 0 0 15 0 15
Applied Mathematics 0 0 13 0 13
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 12 0 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 12 0 12
Building Management & Inspection 1 4 0 0 5
Engineering-Related Technologies 4 0 0 0 4
General Engineering Technology 0 4 0 0 4
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Housing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 10 902 101 1,018

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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