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Western New England College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1919
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,813
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $41,107,018
Admissions Address

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684

Website

http://www.wnec.edu

Admissions E-mail

ugradmis@wnec.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Charles Pollock
Admissions office telephone: (413) 782-1321
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www1.wnec.edu/admissions/ Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 1 2
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 10 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 4,534
Total acceptances: 3,318
Total freshman enrollment: 728
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,741
Male acceptances: 1,963
Male freshman enrollment: 466
 
Female applicants: 1,793
Female acceptances: 1,355
Female freshman enrollment: 262
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 64%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 73%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 65%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 550
Math: 480 – 590
Combined: 940 – 1140

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 3.0%
600-699 9.0% 22.0%
500-599 49.0% 45.0%
400-499 39.0% 30.0%
300-399 2.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 13%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% N/A N/A
24-29 18.0% N/A N/A
18-23 68.0% N/A N/A
12-17 13.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 

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