The right college is one that offers a great experience — both now and for your future career. Western New England University (WNE) helps you shape a very personal, participatory learning experience. Its unique range of academic offerings will inspire you to explore and develop your many interests and passions. There’s no hibernation in Golden Bear country, your active participation is required!
What makes it different? Western New England University has Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy plus a School of Law. Want to be a chief of police one day? You can major in criminal justice and minor in management. Is Patent Law in your future? You can earn a BS in Biomedical Engineering and begin law school your senior year. Or if you want to join WNE’s alumni working in the NFL, you can double major in sport management and marketing for just three additional courses. With nearly 50 majors, 40 minors, and a growing number of accelerated combined degree programs, the possibilities are endless.
The small class sizes at Western New England don’t just mean close connections with your faculty. This is an entrepreneurial campus where people talk, collaborate, and innovate together all the time. Western New England students work on projects and research with professors and classmates from all corners of the campus, coming up with inventions like a groundbreaking breathalyzer tester for diabetic blood sugar monitoring and a head cap and app for athletes to gauge head impacts that could lead to concussions.
Wide-ranging Accreditations Showcase Breadth and Depth
A varied mix of accreditations sets Western New England apart as well. The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Undergraduate programs at the College of Engineering are accredited by ABET (the new Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering undergraduate degree programs are following the application process for accreditation as outlined by ABET). Programs at the College of Business are accredited by AACSB International, the world’s leading business accrediting body. Western New England University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Programs at the School of Law are accredited by the American Bar Association. Other individual programs have separate accreditations in their fields.
In its annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranks Western New England University in the top tier of the “Regional Universities” category of colleges and universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.
Graduate Career Ready Through Experiential Learning
In a survey of its most recent class, 94 percent of respondents were employed or enrolled in grad school within six months after graduation.
The University’s “Active Participation Required” philosophy means that every student in each academic program is encouraged to perform an internship, fieldwork, or teaching practicum. LEGO Systems, the Boston Celtics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Pratt & Whitney are some of more than 1,000 companies and organizations designated as internship sponsors. In all academic programs, an emphasis on team-based projects, presentation skills, and career preparation makes students ready for the world.
If graduate school is next on your checklist, the University has an outstanding faculty to help you develop your research skills. Among them you will find pioneers in revolutionary wind-turbine and acoustics technology, published authors and poets, business innovators, and leaders in autism research. Students are often key collaborators in these undertakings, making them well prepared to further their educations in graduate school.
A Picture Perfect New England Campus with World-Class Facilities
Warm, welcoming and stunning in all of New England’s four seasons, the University’s 215-acre campus is designed for walking. Classrooms, labs, residence halls, and athletic facilities are an easy walk and a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Western New England University has made major investments in classrooms and laboratories for research, particularly in the sciences and engineering. This fall, the University will open a new, four-story Dining Commons offering flexible dining options.
From freshman to senior year, you’ll enjoy a progression of residence offerings ranging from large traditional two-person rooms to suites, apartments, and townhouses for upperclassmen.
Let Your Golden Bear Pride Shine On and Off the Field
Western New England’s 19 varsity teams had much to be proud of during the 2015–16 school year. The men’s golf, lacrosse, and football teams were all conference champions. The 2016 football season was a historic one for the Golden Bears as well, with the squad completing their second consecutive undefeated regular season and capturing its first NCAA Tournament victory.
To support varsity competition, intramurals, and student health and fitness, the University offers outstanding facilities at its Alumni Healthful Living Center, Golden Bear Stadium, and outdoor sports complex.
Get More at Western New England University
Beginning with SOAR, the summer orientation kickoff to the University’s acclaimed First Year Program, you’ll spread your wings and make bold strides as you develop your talents and ambitions. Learn how you can get more from your college experience at Western New England University.