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Wentworth Institute of Technology Data & Information Overview

145 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
90% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Wentworth Institute of Technology Ranked?

#234 Best Colleges in Nation
#18 Best Colleges in MA
Construction Management Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Wentworth Institute of Technology was awarded 145 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is construction management.

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Overall Quality

WIT is ranked #234 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when WIT held the #529 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

WIT is also ranked #18 out of 63 schools in Massachusetts.

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Is It Hard to Get Into WIT?

90% Acceptance Rate
29% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an acceptance rate of 90%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for WIT.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to WIT submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 560 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 580 to 670 )
WIT received ACT scores from 2% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Wentworth Institute of Technology  ( 25 to 30 )

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Wentworth Institute of Technology Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Wentworth Institute of Technology is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wentworth Institute of Technology

78% Freshmen Retention
60% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Wentworth Institute of Technology has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at WIT for first-time, full-time students is 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Wentworth Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,842 Full-Time Undergraduates
29.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
22.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,222 undergraduates at WIT with 3,842 being full-time and 380 being part-time.

How Much Does Wentworth Institute of Technology Cost?

$35,307 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
$40,552 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of WIT is $35,307. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for WIT

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$28,920 $32,080 $33,733 $36,692 $39,178

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of WIT, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At WIT, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $10,138 a year. That adds up to $40,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WIT is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do WIT Graduates Make?

$75,515 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from WIT with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $75,515 in their early years. This is good news for future WIT graduates since it is 78% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Wentworth Institute of Technology

Massachusetts State
3,842 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. The location of WIT is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for WIT are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-989-4590

Wentworth Institute of Technology Majors

22 Majors With Completions
908 Undergraduate Degrees
99 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 22 majors graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Of these students, 908 received undergraduate degrees and 99 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 127 $71,722
Computer Science 119 $76,551
Construction Management 106 $72,808
Architectural Sciences & Technology 97 NA
Civil Engineering 64 $66,637
Design & Applied Arts 62 $50,498
Other Business, Management & Marketing 57 $61,130
Biomedical Engineering 55 $63,963
Computer Engineering 54 $74,154
Electrical Engineering 33 $74,430

Learn more about the majors offered at Wentworth Institute of Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at WIT

23% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 958 students took at least one online class at Wentworth Institute of Technology. This is a decrease from the 4,388 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 958 221
2019-2020 4,388 3,352
2018-2019 1,147 162
2017-2018 496 189
2016-2017 401 186

Learn more about online learning at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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