“I can take you to Chicken Lou’s after this”
Currently a sophomore Scenic/Costume Design major at Emerson College
Looking into transferring to Wentworth in the fall
Location - 4
At first, we were unsure about where the admissions office was located. There was no clear marking or sign to show and the address was listed as Huntington while the front of the building was not located off that street. We may be adept at navigating college campuses, but nonetheless it was mildly difficult to find. But when we asked for directions, the security guard was very friendly and pointed us the right way.
Lobby Appearance - 9
The admissions office was right inside the door, which was great after our initial confusion. The decor was very consistent and had a very professional and collegiate vibe. The chairs were very classy, Wentworth logos were all over the place, even in the carpet of the admissions office.
Upon walking into the office, the person working at the desk knew exactly who we were and was definitely expecting us, which was very welcoming. We appreciated the accessibility of literature and the presence of a water cooler in the waiting area. Though Jay-Z was forced to down one of her drinks quickly, as our tour started right away! (Which actually is great…)
Kevin Binder, Long Island NY, 2nd year computer engineering major, Fun Fact: Once at six flags his
girlfriend ex-girlfriend skipped going on a ride with him and ended up petting a squirrel, and his favorite bus is the 39. (+1)
Personality - 10
Kevin was extremely entertaining and did not waste our time with things we already knew or weren’t interested in. He consistently asked about our interests and asked where we wanted to go. The tour was definitely tailored to what VDB was looking for, which is exactly how a college tour should be. I feel like we would have been able to get any information we wanted to know out of the tour.
Appearance - 8
Extremely well dressed and well put together. Dressed in the college colors, which was a nice touch. On the hotness scale, Kevin received a 7.
Ability to answer questions - 7
We didn’t have a ton of questions, but any that we did have, he either knew the answer or was able to refer us to someone who would know. We also appreciated that if he didn’t know the answer, he definitely didn’t lie and pretend to know. He was very honest and real.
Ability to relate - 10
Coming out of this tour, the ability to relate was something that really stood out to us. He really talked to us and tailored the tour to us as current college students, with VDB as a potential transfer student. He also did not ignore JC Swag and Jay-Z, which we definitely appreciated even though we were not technically listed as prospective students.
Informative (1) vs Entertainment (10) - 5
A perfect balance of information and entertainment. He also went out of his way to find someone from the interior design department to talk to us about the department and the transfer process.
Quality/Quantity of free stuff - 4
The free stuff at Wentworth was primarily literature, but we very much enjoyed the look and design of the booklets. However, we also feel that the lack of free swag kept the idea of a “no frills, just real experience” environment that we felt throughout the tour. We appreciate consistency, despite our love of free swag.
Quality of literature provided - 8
Very strong visually and informationally. However, the hip and edgy nature of the literature was not very consistent with the professional, collegiate atmosphere that we felt from the minute we walked through the front door.
Length of tour (1=too short, 10=too long) - 6
Normally we would have rated the length of this tour to be a 7. We went over by 25 minutes, but it was because of the department specific visit, which was very informative and important. Our tour guide also acknowledged that our tour went over time and apologized that the interior design information lasted so long. Therefore, we pulled the score down to the better score of 6. We didn’t have any plans afterward, though, so we didn’t really mind.
Quality of tour content - 8
We got to see everything that we requested to see at the college, and it felt like we got to see almost all of the departments and several labs. It was an extremely interesting tour and I don’t feel like we missed anything.
Was there Dr. Pepper? 10
Was there a sitcom TV set in the library? 0
Font choice/use? 6 (consistent, but not as hip/trendy as we prefer)
Favorite tour member? N/A - we were the only people on the tour
Meal Plan Breakdown:
They do not have meals, they only have Fenway cash. (From what we understood) It is used to buy food in the dining halls. The meal plan is the only thing we were mildly unclear about, but he probably thought it was weird that we were asking so specifically about meal plans when we already mentioned VDB would most likely be living off campus. (Little did he know this was a defined section of our review…)
Door to the admissions office, note the collegiate atmosphere
Wentworth Interior Design studios
Vending machine that had pizza, chicken strips and french fries. We were very interested. Would love to explore this experience… We did not appreciate that our tour guide talked poorly about the pizza vending machine and said he would not try it. (He probably should.)
OVERALL WENTWORTH TOUR EXPERIENCE - 8
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