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Stay Local, Go Far

Want a degree for the long run? WNE is #5 in the nation and #1 in Massachusetts in preparing graduates for the job market. What’s more our graduates earn an average of $6,916 a year more than 80% of the other public and private schools where our applicants typically consider enrolling. Now that’s a great return on your educational investment.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose WNE

  1. WNE offers you renewable merit scholarships up to $22,000 plus generous need-based scholarships that give you bottom line affordability.

  2. A beautiful campus (Top 30 in the Fall) with great amenities for commuters and a wide variety of residential options, including premium singles, honors, suite-style, plus affordable apartments and townhouses for upperclassmen.

  3. A focus on career preparation through access to 1,000 internship sites, research, simulations, and projects for real clients.

  4. Small classes (12:1) and a support network focused on you (just 2,600 undergrads).

  5. A highly competitive DIII sports program, including five-time consecutive conference championship football team, a national champion wrestler, and our new women’s ice hockey team. 



  • 46 Undergraduate programs plus time- and tuition-saving combined bachelor/master’s programs
  • 90 total bachelor, master’s, doctor, combined, and stackable certificate programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and Law
  • Top accreditations, including AACSB International, ABA, and in Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Engineering Social Work, Behavior Analysis, and Sport Management


  • Learn from inspiring and accessible professors and mentors engaged in diverse and cross-disciplinary research
  • Get personalized attention, including programs for first year and first generation college students
  • Be supported by your own four-person team of advisors dedicated to your success
  • Play your sport in an outstanding student-athlete experience
  • Make connections and become involved in a fun and active campus
  • Enjoy a great new dining commons, a variety of on-campus housing options, and plenty of parking for residents and commuters
  • Study at a local University now ranked among National Universities by U.S. News & World Report

When thinking about where you will be most successful this fall—and in your future, WNE checks all your boxes. Stay closer to home, closer to family with WNE, the Nationally-ranked university right in your own backyard. Apply Now.