Western New England University was founded in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1919. Begun as the Springfield Division of Northeastern College, known as Springfield-Northeastern, the University was originally established to offer part-time educational opportunities for adult students in law, business, and accounting.
Western New England University, a comprehensive private institution with a tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to service, awards undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in various departments from among our Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law.
The hallmark of the Western New England University experience is an unwavering focus on and attention to each student’s academic and personal development, including learning outside the classroom. Faculty, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, and often nationally recognized in their fields, teach in an environment of warmth and personal concern where small classes predominate.
The Career Development Center assists students and alumni with career planning, occupational exploration, job search strategies, and the graduate school application process. The career staff implements the University’s strong commitment to the development of students’ career decision making by providing individual career advising and assistance in identifying career options, major and occupational exploration.
At Western New England University, our student-centered focus means that you will be both challenged and supported to succeed here. We offer a variety of academic support services, including free academic tutoring to help students improve their skills and learn techniques to master new course content. With this support, students are encouraged to seek out assistance when they need it and empowered to build upon that experience on future assignments.
Western New England University offers a great residence life experience. It all starts with a staff committed to helping students with the housing selection process and transitioning to their new life on campus. For undergraduates, the progressive approach to campus housing takes them from spacious rooms for first year students to suites, apartments, and townhouses that prepare them for life after Western New England University.
The D'Amour Library is a research and social hub for undergraduate and graduate students. With extensive print collections and access to more than 110 databases, the Library includes individual and group study spaces, computer labs, a 24x7 study area, and the Media Center.
Western New England Univeristy offers Wireless network access throughout the campus and in all residence halls.Staff, faculty and students should select the "WNE" wireless network and then go to the Internet to authenticate using their University User ID and password.
The Office of Health Services is directed by a full-time certified family nurse practitioner and staffed with nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, and a part-time physician. It is one of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the region and offers both medical services and educational programs to promote a healthy community.
Yes, it's true, we were named among the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall (we ranked #11 nationwide!), but we offer both beauty and brains. Step inside the spectacular $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy and all you will say is "Wow!" Housing labs and classrooms for our growing science programs and the College of Pharmacy, including a simulated pharmacy, the Center will give you exciting opportunities to be a part of our cutting-edge research.
Be a player or root for your fellow classmates at the 4,500-seat Golden Bear Stadium, home to several of our 19 Division III men’s and women’s teams. Or enjoy competition on the other fields of our outstanding outdoor sports complex facilities. The hub of athletics and fitness on campus is the Alumni Healthful Living Center, featuring our field house for indoor sports, along with pool, track, fitness center, and much more.
The University offers more than 70 student clubs and organizations that make it easy to jump in and explore students' interests—old or new.
Western New England University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Western New England University is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the University Entrance Examination Board, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts.