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Why WNE?

We're Glad You Found US

Planning for your future isn't easy. But at Western New England University, it's worth it.

Congratulations on your decision to further your education. We know the kind of hard work that goes into preparing for college—from countless hours of studying to nailing your exams and carefully mapping the next four years.

Whether you're an incoming freshman, transfer student, or graduate student, taking the first steps toward earning a degree can be intimidating. But we're confident that with an immersive educational experience at WNE, you'll realize your full potential, and most importantly, you'll develop the skills and tools you need to reach it.

Top 3% Where WNE is ranked among the 1,275 U.S. colleges and universities reviewed in The Economist magazine.

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Welcome to Your Home Away From Home.

No matter where you are or where you've been, Western New England University is a special place. Our tight-knit Golden Bear family is a big part of what makes us a top-ranked university—and a reason why our students and faculty love calling WNE home. With ambitious learners and a staff of genuine instructors and advisors, we are a community of caring individuals who truly want to see each other succeed.

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We Invest In Your Success.

Looking for financial assistance? Western New England University provides a multitude of scholarship and financial aid opportunities to help lessen the financial burden. Discover the education you deserve at a value you can afford.

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We're Here For You.

With our diverse academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, competitive internships, and so much more at your fingertips, we're confident that you'll flourish here—and you won't have to do it alone. At WNE, your professors and university staff will take the time to get to know you and your goals, tailoring their methods and approach to meet your individual needs.

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Find Your Fit.

From intramural sports and theater clubs to faith-based organizations and more, we've got over 70 clubs and extracurriculars for you to explore. We're certain you'll find your niche of like-minded individuals who will help you make the most of your college experience and life at WNE.

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The Right Choice. Right Now.

Get The Education You Want

Get The Education You Want

 

We want you to get the most out of your college experience—that's why we make it easy for you to customize your education and find what works for you. At WNE, you'll have over 50 academic programs to choose from, including flexible combined and dual degrees that allow you to pursue your goals while saving time and money in the process.

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Land a Job After Graduation

 

At WNE, it's our priority to ensure that you have the tools to secure a position in your field after graduation. We offer programs and opportunities for student internships that give you the in-demand skills and knowledge employers want now.

The starting salary for our graduates is higher than 52 of the top 100 institutions in the country. According to a Georgetown University study, Western New England University is in the top 6% of colleges and universities by ROI, ranking #1 in Springfield and 3rd in the Pioneer Valley behind Williams and Amherst Colleges. 

A Small School With Big Opportunities

A Small School With Big Opportunities

 

You're more than just a student. That's why we provide you with the support you need to flourish in and outside of the classroom. As an incoming student, you'll be introduced to our campus and culture through SOAR (Summer Orientation and Registration), where you'll learn your way around WNE and get to know your future Golden Bear family.

Once you're enrolled, you'll find a variety student support resources including peer tutoring, life skills mentoring, college success coaching, and more at the Student Success Center. You'll also have access to counseling services to address any personal, social, and educational concerns you may have. We are here for you from day one.