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Western New England University Named a College of Distinction

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016 - 12:00 AM All News

Performance categories included: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes

students talking on the lawnWestern New England University is featured in the 2016-2017 edition of the Colleges of Distinction guidebook, a publication that provides a fresh look at some of America's "best bets" in higher education. Based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators, and admissions professionals, the Colleges of Distinction guidebook honors colleges that excel in key areas of educational quality, and appeal to students' unique and varied interests.

"We place high value on innovation and excellence in order to provide the best possible experience for our students. We challenge students to dream big, take risks, and surprise themselves with all they can accomplish,” says Bryan Gross, Vice President for Enrollment. “This recognition affirms that our distinctive best practices are effective and achieve outstanding results for our graduates."

Western New England University serves approximately 4,000 students, including 2,575 undergraduate students, on its main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts.

In order to qualify for inclusion in the guidebook, Western New England University was evaluated for its performance in four distinct categories: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes. Guidance counselors and admissions professionals around the country recommended Western New England University highly in all four categories. The University was particularly noted for providing an innovative, engaged experience that prepares students for successful careers, active citizenship, and lifelong learning.

Western New England University is AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accredited. Fewer than 5% of business programs worldwide are accredited by AACSB International.