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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WIT.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards WIT has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Wentworth Institute of Technology?
Contact details for WIT are given below.
|Address:||550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115|
How Do I Get Into WIT?
You can apply to WIT online at: https://wit.edu/admissions-aid/apply-wentworth
Admission Requirements for WIT
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into WIT?
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.
Can I Afford Wentworth Institute of Technology?
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
There are also 175 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,940 full-time undergraduates at WIT, 79% are male and 21% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wentworth Institute of Technology students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||211|
|Hispanic or Latino||254|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at WIT has changed over the last few years.
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%|
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|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#12|
|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.
|Design & Applied Arts||0||0||69||0||69|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||0||0||65||0||65|
|Business Administration & Management||0||0||15||9||24|
|Computer Systems Networking||0||0||22||0||22|
|Computer Engineering Technology||0||0||12||0||12|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||0||0||12||0||12|
|Building Management & Inspection||1||4||0||0||5|
|General Engineering Technology||0||4||0||0||4|
|Architectural Engineering Technology||0||1||0||0||1|
*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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