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Wentworth Institute of Technology 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston is a private, not for profit prestigious institute of the US Education System that enrolled a total of 4516 students in 2019 with 175 for masters and 4341 for undergraduate programs. About 33% of its candidates come from outside of Massachusetts with nearly 7% being international students from more than 64 countries. 

The programs offered by the institute range in the areas of Architecture and Related Services, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering and Related Fields, Mathematics, Statistics, among others. With an acceptance rate of 76% and 83% of retention rate, the organization is a coveted choice for many.

Some of the salient points to be noted when applying at Wentworth Institute of Technology are as mentioned below.

  • The institute has rolling admissions and offers undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • The admission deadline is December 15 but students are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible opportunity because the seats for some courses may fill up early.
  • It accepts admission applications throughout the year and charges a nonrefundable application fee of 50 USD
  • Applicants can apply online through Institute Admissions Portal or through Common Application Portal or through Universal Admissions Portal.
  • SAT/ACT score submissions are not mandatory for international students but it is highly recommended.
  • GMAT/GRE score for graduate applicants might be a recommended requirement for many courses.
  • About 54,746 USD is the approximate annual fee for attending the college for a year plus the on-campus housing charges 
  • The graduate rate of the institute is approximately 66% and all graduating students are able to get jobs within 6 months of their passing out.


Admission requirements for international studentsWentworth online application Or Online Common Application
Application Fee (Non-refundable)USD 50
Acceptance rate76%
Mode of PaymentCredit/Debit card or Check
Student-Faculty Ratio18:1
SAT/ACTOptional/Not required
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsFall
Financial AidVarious loans, Grants, and Scholarships available

Admission Deadlines

Wentworth Institute of Technology offers an array of courses for international students and accepts applications for admissions to them on a rolling basis on the basis of availability of seats. 

The deadline for an admission application submission is December 15 but many courses get completely filled by then due to the rolling admission policy of the institute.

FallRolling Admissions
Deadline: December 15

The graduate admissions deadline is June 1, 2020

International Student Admissions

How to apply?

Application Portal: The students can make online applications either through the common application or Wentworth application.

Application fee: A non-refundable USD 50 application fee.

Basic Admission Requirements

  • All applicants have to submit a personal essay of 250 to 500 words giving information about the academic performance, the influence of institutions on your career, or teachers on you or any other relevant information reflecting your personality or academic life and is important for the institution to be aware of before you are admitted to it.
  • Submit official (translated) copies of all Academic records starting from High school and above through the institution. A copy of the transcript may be uploaded online or sent via email, fax, or post.
  • English language proficiency test scores (TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE, or other accepted tests).
  • Submit a financial statement with original supporting documents from a reputed financial institution confirming that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover tuition, boarding, lodging, transportation, books and supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses to cover the period of study at the university. The Bank statement or the letter from the Employer or the sponsor needs to be uploaded with the application or sent by email. Minimum availability of  65,190 USD for residential students and 66,518 USD for commuter students need to be confirmed through these financial documents.
  • A letter of recommendation for undergraduates is optional and can be emailed One Academic Recommendation letter is required for graduate admissions.
  • Copy of Passport ID pages 
  • The college also accepts international transfer students.

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants have to demonstrate English proficiency through one of the internationally recognized standardized examinations in English. Applicants are also requested to check the course-wise specific requirements of different departments before seeking admission.

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Name of the testMinimum Required Scores
IELTS6.5 with no individual module having less than 5.5.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530
ACT Composite22

Visa Process for International Students

Applicants must submit a complete application with all the documents after which they will receive Form I-20 or IAP66 from the Institute. The documents needed to receive I-20/IAP66 are :

  • Application form, Resume, Essay, and recommendation letters.
  • Copies ID pages of passport
  • Official copy of the academic Transcripts of all qualifications achieved prior to seeking admission
  • Proof of financial support (Bank statement/ Sponsor letter)
  • Passport pages showing identification, date of birth and residential address information
  • After receiving I-20, the applicant should apply for a student visa (F-1 visa) at the US Embassy by fulfilling the Embassy requirements of filing a completed application form and depositing the fee.
  • For obtaining a visa to study in the USA, In-person interviews and Biometrics are compulsory, which should be scheduled and attended by the applicant at the nearest Embassy office.
  • Maintaining the timeline is extremely important and always factor in a week extra to avoid last minutes contingencies.

Wentworth Institute of Technology Graduate Admissions

The institute offers graduate programs in the areas of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Facility Management, Project Management, and Technology Management. The programs are offered online and on-campus and in some programs a combination of both is also available.

Architecture and Construction Management are the two most popular graduate programs of the institute. Some of the popular graduate programs offered and their admission requirements are listed below for the reference of the applicant.

RequirementsMaster of Architecture (3 Yrs)Master in Construction ManagementMaster of Engineering in Civil EngineeringMasters in Science in Project Management
ApplicationCommon or Wentworth online applicationCommon or Wentworth online applicationCommon or Wentworth online applicationCommon or Wentworth online application
Admission deadlineRollingRolling/Aug 01, 2020RollingRolling/Aug 01, 2020
TranscriptsRequired along with designed portfolioRequiredRequiredRequired
Credential EvaluationNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Minimum GPA score3.0 or higher3.0 or higher3.0 or higher3.0 or higher
iBT 79
PBT 550
iBT 79
PBT 550
iBT 79
PBT 550
iBT 79
RecommendationsOne professional reference requiredOne professional reference requiredOne professional reference requiredOne professional reference required
Personal EssayRequired (250-500 words)Required (250-500 words)Required (250-500 words)Required (250-500 words)
Financial FormRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work Experience-Optional-Mandatory

The institute informs the international students seeking to study in the USA of their decision within 3-4 weeks about the outcome once the application is submitted. The program-wise information is available on the institute website but for admission, related queries applicants may contact the international admission office the address of which is Attention: International Admissions, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5998, USA, Phone 617-989-4000, Fax 617-989-4010, Email

Issuance of I-20 or IAP 66 may take 6 to 8 week’s time. Applicants need to keep this in time and must start the application process keeping in mind the start date of the session they are applying for.

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