Wentworth visit report: Great location and career focus
Here are my thoughts of a recent visit to Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Location: Abuts Northeastern University and Mass College of Art. Views of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Prudential tower and Hancock building. Proximity to Harvard teaching hospitals helps students get Co-ops.
Campus: Small, but nice. Good amount of green space for an urban campus. New Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences follows other updates in the past few years that help the students keep up with technology.
Academics: Technology focus, which is what students and employers are looking for. Two required Co-op semesters (like neighbor Northeastern), give students a leg up in finding a job after college and learning what they like, and don't like, about an industry. Associate degree of the past is gone. All Bachelors programs now.
Overall: Nice option for a B student who wants to study Engineering, Computer Science or Architecture and is focused on getting a job after college. Mostly students from Massachusetts and a sizable commuter population.
Great location, Co-op program, and smaller and smaller (4,200 undergrads) and more manageable than BU or Northeastern.