What is Wentworth?Wentworth is a co-ed college preparatory high school, a 2-year military college, and a 2-year civilian college.
Why go to Wentworth?
- Exclusive early entrance to our college program, Wentworth Accelerated Scholars, which awards a Diploma and an Associate of Arts or Science degree in 2 years
- High percentage of faculty with advanced degrees (94%)
- Formal leadership training involving classroom, practical exercise, and a 24 hour-a-day living leadership laboratory
- Nationally recognized college academics
- The only co-ed military academy and college in the Midwest
- Character development program including formal etiquette training, an honor code, regular character development exercises, leadership education, and more
- Structured academic study under the supervision of academic faculty
- Extensive organized and intramural athletic opportunities
How competitive is admission at Wentworth?An ideal candidate for Wentworth is a student who can demonstrate a potential to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. On average, Wentworth accepts approximately 65% of applicants. Of those accepted, approximately 95% choose to enroll.
How does the military part of the school work?Think of Wentworth as a college preparatory academy and college campus with a military style structure. Students are called “cadets” and organized into military styled groups for the purpose of team building, leadership development, accountability, and uniformity. Wentworth Cadets, unless under voluntary ROTC contract in the college, do not have any obligation to the armed forces. Historically, 3% of high school graduates pursue military service.
What is the quality of education at Wentworth?
- 94% of faculty posses advanced degrees
- Nationally recognized top performing service academy (college) prep program
- 8 consecutive years of Distinguished Academic Recognition from the state of Missouri
- National award winning high school principal
- Historically, 95% of graduates attend college of choice
- Eligible high school students can pursue college credits
Do Wentworth cadets have military obligations after they graduate?High school students are NOT under any obligation to the uniformed services. College cadets, and only when under voluntary ROTC contract, do have an obligation they take freely to serve in the U.S. Army.
Who goes to Wentworth?Wentworth accepts boys and girls from grades 9 through 14 based on established admission criteria. Criteria include demonstrated academic achievement, civic and community service, athletic achievement, and social development. Wentworth does not accept what is generally termed as “at-risk youth”, and does not accept students via court or legal order.
How many students are there?Current enrollment for boarding cadets is approximately 235, and enrollment for civilian college students is approximately 555.
Is the school accredited?
Wentworth’s high school and college are accredited by or associated with:
- The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
- Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- Council of North Central Two Year Colleges
- American Association of Community Colleges
- Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States
- The Association of Boarding Schools
Wentworth has been accredited continuously since 1918.
What is the racial/ethnic/gender make up of the school?Wentworth is largely representative of the US population in terms of diversity. Approximately 15% are African American, 12% Asian, 5% Hispanic, and 25% are female.
What percentage of students are not cadets?On the physical Wentworth campus, uniformed cadets are most visible, but make up approximately 42% of total student enrollment. College classes are conducted at most hours of the day, as well as in over 30 off-campus locations.
Where are the students from?Cadets come from over 30 U.S. states and 11 foreign countries. Civilian college students come predominantly from western Missouri.
What is the average ACT/SAT score?College bound graduates have an average ACT score of 24, an 1120 on the SAT I, and 1650 on the SAT II.
What percentage of high school cadets go to college?Historically, 95% of graduates attend their college of choice. In recent years the percentage has been as high as 99%.
Where do they go?Recent colleges and universities include the University of Kansas, University of California, University of Southern California, Embry Riddle, the U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, University of Mexico-Monterrey, Northern Arizona University, University of Iowa, University of Cincinnati, Loyola University-Chicago, University of Oklahoma, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Texas A&M, The Ohio State University, and Auburn University.
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