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 Western New England University

Western New England University - Springfield, MA

1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

General information:(413)782-3111
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,729(2,673 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $28,816 $29,812 $30,844 -3%
Out-of-state $28,816 $29,812 $30,844 -3%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,980 $11,336 $11,732 -3%
Other $1,895 $1,895 $1,895 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,730 $9,730 $9,730 0%
Other $3,040 $3,040 $3,040 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,455 $2,455 $2,455 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $42,791 $44,143 $45,571 -2%
Off Campus $42,686 $43,682 $44,714 -2%
Off Campus with Family $32,371 $33,367 $34,399 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $42,791 $44,143 $45,571 -2%
Off Campus $42,686 $43,682 $44,714 -2%
Off Campus with Family $32,371 $33,367 $34,399 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $28,734
In-state fees $2,110
Out-of-state tuition $28,734
Out-of-state fees $2,110
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,826
In-state fee $1,414
Out-of-state tuition $36,826
Out-of-state fees $1,414
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 727 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 720 98% $11,128,266 $15,456
Federal grants 210 28% $1,051,339 $5,006
Pell grants 209 28% $804,552 $3,850
Other federal grants 193 26% $246,787 $1,279
State/local government grant or scholarships 129 17% $123,552 $958
Institutional grants or scholarships 720 98% $9,953,375 $13,824
Student loan aid 603 82% $5,206,106 $8,634
Federal student loans 602 82% $3,703,367 $6,152
Other student loans 97 13% $1,502,739 $15,492
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,347 86% $32,937,966 $14,034
Pell grants 705 26% $2,674,217 $3,793
Federal student loans 2,036 74% $14,485,624 $7,115

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,729
Undergraduate enrollment 2,673
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 114
Graduate enrollment 1,056
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,792 3,426 2,366
Percent admitted 80% 79% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 79% 14% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 693 92%
ACT 139 18%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 600
SAT Math 470 570
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1613
Field Hockey -13
Football 110-
Golf 15-
Ice Hockey 26-
Lacrosse 4920
Soccer 2825
Softball -22
Swimming -19
Tennis 1313
Track and Field, X-Country 1312
Volleyball -14
Wrestling 25-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education04/10/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education07/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/01/1999 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/01/1999 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/01/1995 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education01/02/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/01/1977 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1965 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

01/23/2011 Pre-Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1974 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations43 1
Liquor law violations121
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 320
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 200
Burglary 221
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 221
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.9%
Number in default35
Number in repayment882

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00222600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General14-----
Molecular Biology1-----
Category total15-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting5916----
Business Administration and Management, General5039----
Business/Commerce, General31-----
Finance, General290----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-----
Management Information Systems, General9-----
Marketing, Other24-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General120----
Category total21555----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies7-----
Public Relations/Image Management4-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10-----
Category total21-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science16-----
Information Science/Studies-0----
Category total160----
Education Colleges
Chemistry Teacher Education0-----
Elementary Education and Teaching-10----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-14----
History Teacher Education1-----
Mathematics Teacher Education111----
Category total235----
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7-----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering351----
Engineering, General-1----
Industrial Engineering17-----
Mechanical Engineering311----
Category total903----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management09----
Category total09----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing7-----
English Language and Literature, General9-----
Category total16-----
History Colleges
History, General18-----
Category total18-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-0----
Criminal Justice/Police Science9-----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies31-----
Category total400----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-34----
Law--148---
Legal Studies, General1-----
Category total134148---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies27--0--
Category total27--0--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3-----
Category total3-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies1-----
Category total1-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management500----
Category total500----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3-----
Category total3-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General4-----
Chemistry, Other3-----
Category total7-----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General62---04
Category total62---04
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work5-----
Category total5-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Applied Economics0-----
Economics, General4-----
Political Science and Government, General14-----
Sociology1-----
Category total19-----
Grand total611136148004