Western New England University
Western New England University is much more than its educational offerings; its strength is found in the individuals who educate and support students to thrive in our learning community. We attract students who are hard working, ambitious, curious, and caring with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. They excel in our close-knit campus where they find the confidence to push their abilities to conquer new challenges and think critically about the world around them and their place in it. Join them and prepare to do more, achieve more, and be more than you ever imagined.
Western New England was established in 1919 and became a university in 2011. The main campus has expanded from its original 34 acres to 215 acres, containing 28 major buildings and numerous athletic and recreational fields.
A Bright Future Ahead
The year 2019 marked our Centennial and we celebrated this milestone in a big way. With a historic century behind us, we now look forward to a bright future ahead under the leadership of Dr. Robert E. Johnson, sixth president of Western New England University.
From our modest beginnings in 1919 as a satellite division of Northeastern College (University) to our first charter as a distinct college in 1951, to our transition to a comprehensive university in 2011, Western New England has evolved into a leader in higher education, attracting students from around the globe. At the dawn of its second century, WNE is rising to meet the moment of unprecedented change as a model for the ""New Traditional University,"" one renowned for graduating students who are both work-ready and world-ready, prepared to contribute to society and a constantly-evolving workforce.
• 2,522 full-time undergraduates
• 61 part-time undergraduates
• 395 law students
• 392 graduate and adult learners
• 203 pharmacy students
• 74 occupational therapy students
TOTAL: 3,647 students from 38 states and D.C. and 22 countries
• 58% of full-time students are men and 42% are women
• 48% of full-time students are from out of state
• 56.8% of full-time students live on campus (75.6% of freshmen live on campus)
• Nearly 170 scholarship programs available to full-time students
• 95% of students receive financial assistance
• Average class size: 18 students
• Average freshman SAT scores: Critical Reading & Math: 1203 (national average: 1060)
• Average high school GPA of entering class: 3.49
• Student/faculty ratio 13:1
• 213 full-time faculty
• 124 adjunct faculty
• 414 full-time staff
• 56 part-time staff