Wentworth Institute of Technology was established in 1904 with money left by wealthy Boston businessman Arioch Wentworth in his will for the purpose of creating an industrial and technical school. The school first opened its doors as Wentworth Institute in 1911 in Boston's Back Bay Fens neighborhood. In 1977, the senior and junior divisions of the institute merged and the school was renamed Wentworth Institute of Technology. Wentworth also expanded from a small, commuter college to an established academic institution within the city.
According to its mission statement, "Wentworth will be a student-centered institution of Academic excellence offering high quality undergraduate, graduate and lifelong-learning programs; we will develop internal Community and serve society through urban engagement; and we will foster Economic growth by educating students to become highly skilled professionals."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment have access to Wentworth's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate degrees through the departments of Applied Mathematics and Sciences, Computer Science and Systems, Design and Facilities, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering and Humanities, Social Sciences and Management.
Student living and university living at Wentworth involve a variety of traditional student campus activities and organizations. The Wentworth Leopards compete in the NCAA Division III in men's and women's sports such as tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey, golf and lacrosse.
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