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Why WNE?

Small classes, supportive, able to adapt to your needs in a time of uncertainty, WNE is here for you. We have the programs and internship opportunities that give you the in-demand skills and knowledge employers want now.

The Right Investment
That focus prepares our graduates to maximize their opportunities even in challenging economies. In fact, WNE has been ranked #5 in the nation and #1 in Massachusetts in preparing graduates for the job market. The analysis by Zippia.com utilized data from the Federal College Scorecard of employment rates 10 years after students graduated. 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 return on investment!

The Right Size
With just 2,600 undergraduates, we could be the right size for you—as a freshman or transfer student. Whether teaching on campus, or currently exclusively online, our faculty and staff are always here for our students. Now, more than ever, the world needs pharmacists, scientists, communicators, engineers, lawyers, social workers, law enforcement professionals, analysts, teachers, historians, economists, psychologists, and the best and brightest business minds to solve its challenges. This is your time to lead the future. Western New England University is the right place to start.

Faculty Focused on You

One of the distinctions of a private university is the personalized attention students receive from faculty, staff, administrators, coaches, and student mentors. At Western New England University, we take that commitment to a whole new level. Our intentionally small class sizes create an environment where you can excel in courses taught by faculty who make teaching excellence, not research their top priority.


Education in Application

From trading an actual $100,000 student-managed investment fund on the Stock Market as a Finance major, to presenting research in New York City at an international psychology conference, to engineering a surgical device for breast cancer patients, opportunities to apply classroom learning to real-world experiences are integrated into every student's experience.


Hold the Door

We hold doors open for you here. Literally. Why is that such a big deal? Because this small gesture is representative of the students, faculty, and staff who are genuinely welcoming and caring to both visitors and fellow members of our community. That personal attention extends to the opening of doors to understanding and new experiences.


The WNE Difference

Ranked at the Top of “Best Value” Colleges

Western New England University is ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges and universities among the top 1,275 public and private institutions reviewed in the United States by The Economist magazine. The rankings analyzed which institutions offered the “best value” for the education received.

The Economist