I just wrapped up my first semester at WNEC. The faculty is great, and in my opinion has a much better rep that NESL, especially in western MA and CT. However, I'd recommend matriculating into the best school you can get into. My first semester at WNEC went surprising well. If I can keep up this momentum, I will be transferring to UCONN next fall. If you've got any particular questions, feel free to PM me.