Western New England University

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Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

Ranked among the top tier in the Regional Universities “North” Category in U.S. News & World Report’s America's Best Colleges

Western New England University is ranked among the top tier in the Regional Universities “North” category in U.S. News & World Report's:America's Best Colleges.

Located in a culturally diverse community close to Boston, New York City, and Cape Cod, Western New England University offers small class sizes, a beautiful campus, and a great faculty-to-student ratio to help students develop their skills and interests and reach their full potential.

Scholarships at Western New England University

Undergraduate International Student Scholarships ranging from $9,000 to $17,000 are awarded to students with outstanding academic records. These are only partial scholarships, and they are offered to a limited number of students.

Academic English Tuition & Start Dates

Course Term 2020 Price
BridgePathways 10 weeks (20 hours per week) $3,600

Conditionally admitted students seeking English instruction prior to their studies at Western New England University are welcome to attend the Bridge Academic English Program at BridgeEnglish in Denver, Colorado.

Term Start Dates*
  • February 10
  • April 20
  • June 29
  • September 8
  • November 16
  • 10 weeks
  • 10 weeks
  • 10 weeks
  • 10 weeks
  • 10 weeks
  • 10 weeks

*The Academic English program takes place at BridgeEnglish, Denver.

Fees and additional services

  • Registration Fee
  • Express Mailing of I-20
  • Private ESL Classes
  • Materials and Resources Fee
  • $155
  • $97
  • $75 per hour
  • $199 per term

Holidays observed at BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish, Denver:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day*
  • Presidents' Day**
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day Observation
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • January 1
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • May 25
  • July 3
  • September 7
  • November 26 - 27
  • December 25

*Martin Luther King holiday is observed at all centers except Denver.

**Presidents' Day is observed at the Denver center only.

The BridgePathways ® Academic English Program was developed precisely for international students to succeed in a U.S. academic environment.

As a BridgePathways student you will:

  • Develop your English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Be assigned coursework designed to prepare you for university assignments
  • Learn how to successfully participate in discussions and lectures
  • Prepare for standardized tests
  • Participate in essential social and cultural immersion experiences

BridgePathways is a goal-oriented program that is customized and targeted based on your current level. It’s how we measure your success and help you reach your desired goals. With BridgePathways, you are assured the ultimate preparation for success at your U.S. university.

Students at Western New England University, a small, private university in the beautiful New England region of the U.S., experience a more intimate setting for their academic study. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, on a leafy, suburban campus, WNE encourages the development of well-rounded students by integrating athletics and a variety of active clubs and organizations into the college experience.

Clubs and Organizations

With over 60 clubs and organizations, Western New England University offers plenty of opportunity for student involvement. Choose from pre-professional programs to compliment your major, such as the Biology Club, or other organizations that match your interests, such as the Global Sustainability Club or Outing Club.

Leadership Opportunities

Hone your leadership skills at WNE through a variety of student opportunities. Freshman Council offers first year students the chance to collaborate on and organize all activities for their class. Similarly, the undergraduate student government, or Student Senate, offers a range of positions that involve students in campus policy-making and decisions. The athletics department also offers leadership opportunities, such as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee or the Captains’ Council, which are responsible for providing peer input and guidance regarding sports and recreation programs.

Athletics and Intramurals

WNE takes student-centered approach to athletics, with their broad-based commitment to academics, athletics, and leadership. Sports such as football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey track, tennis and volleyball allow students to challenge themselves and learn lessons that can be applied both on and off the field. Wellness Centers offer state-of-the-art workout equipment, as well as a weight room, aerobics room and pool.

Residence Life

Living on-campus at WNE fosters personal growth, leadership and community involvement. Plus, living with another student is a perfect opportunity BridgePathways students to improve their English and learn about American culture. Freshmen live in traditional residence halls, which are co-ed by floor or wing, in shared rooms. These comfortable and convenient dorms have Internet, kitchenettes, laundry rooms, and shared communal student lounges.

How to Apply to BridgePathways at Western New England University

  • 1. Click 'Apply Now'
  • 2. Select Western New England University
  • 3. Select your start date.
  • 4. Confirm your application.

With BridgePathways:

  • You can apply year-round.
  • University partners offer conditional admission to qualified students.
  • Receive a TOEFL/IELTS waiver upon successful completion of the program.


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