Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Getting Ready to Apply
What high school courses are required to apply to Wentworth?
Students must complete a mathematics course through the Algebra II level, at least one laboratory science course (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), and four years of English. *Students applying for Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or any Engineering major must also have completed or be currently enrolled in a Pre-calculus course.
Do I need to take engineering, computer and architecture courses in high school if I am interested in these majors?
It is not required that you take classes in your interest on the high school level. However, if given the opportunity, we encourage you to explore your interest in elective classes.
Is a portfolio required to apply to the Architecture, Industrial Design or Interior Design Majors?
No, a portfolio is not required for these majors. Requirements may vary for transfer applicants [link].
What is the application process to apply to Wentworth?
Students may submit either the Common Application or Wentworth Application; an official high school transcript; official SAT or ACT scores; and at least one letter of recommendation. An essay is required with all applications. Please visit our undergraduate admissions requirements page for more information.
What is the average GPA for admission?
The average GPA of accepted students is 3.2 on an unweighted 4.0 scale.
Are SAT/ACT scores required for admission?
Wentworth does not require the ACT/SAT for admission. However, we will still accept SAT or ACT scores if the applicant chooses to submit them. Fall 2019 mid-range SAT and ACT scores for admitted students (we do not require the writing section of the SAT or ACT):
- Evidence-Based Reading Writing - 540-650
- Math - 560-680
- ACT Composite: 23-30
Do I have to indicate a major on my application? What if I’m not sure?
All students must declare a major at the time of application. If you are not sure, please indicate the major you are most interested in or contact your admissions counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
What are your most popular majors?
The majors that receive the most applications are Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, and Biomedical Engineering. Other majors are also popular. Please visit our academic majors page for a list of all our undergraduate majors.
What is your admissions deadline?
Wentworth admits on a ‘rolling admissions’ basis which means applications are reviewed as soon as they are complete and students receive notifications in approximately 4 to 5 weeks. We recommend applying by the priority deadline of December 1, to assure a spot in your major. The regular deadline is February 15. Applications submitted after the regular deadline are accepted on a space-available basis (rolling admissions). Applications are evaluated once all necessary documentation has been received.
Are interviews required?
No, interviews are not required and are not used in the evaluation process.
Does Wentworth accept international students?
Yes, please visit our international admissions page for more information.
Does Wentworth accept transfer students?
Yes, please visit our transfer student admissions page for more information.
Can I receive transfer credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Project Lead The Way (PLTW) credits I earned in high school?
We will evaluate AP, IB, and PLTW testing for credit. Generally, Wentworth awards credit for a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams and for a 5, 6, or 7 on higher level IB exams. For PLTW, Wentworth will award college credit to first-time enrolled students who successfully complete select PLTW courses with a grade of “B” or higher and an end of course stanine test score of 6, 7, 8 or 9 in order to be considered for transfer credit. Please have your official score reports forwarded to the Registrar's Office. The office can be reached at either 617-989-4020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review our college credit page for more information.
Costs and Financial Aid
What is the tuition and housing cost?
Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $35,970. The average room and board is $14,970 per year.
Do you offer financial aid?
Yes, 86% of incoming first-year students receive financial aid. All students must fill out a FAFSA in order to be evaluated for financial assistance. In addition, all incoming students are automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Please visit our financial aid page for more information.
Do you have an internship/cooperative education (co-op) program?
Wentworth offers a comprehensive co-op program that is fully integrated into the curriculum. All students are required to complete at least 2 semesters of professional, paid work experience before graduation. Please visit our co-op page for more information.
What is the difference between a co-op and an internship?
Co-ops are full-time paid positions in a student’s major. The student works for the employer during the semester and does not take any classes or pay tuition. Internships can be paid or unpaid. Students typically are enrolled in classes and complete the internship on a part-time basis.
What is the employment rate for your graduates?
Last year 97% of our surveyed graduates were employed in their academic field of study or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months after graduation and the starting average salary was $64,000.