Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA, USA
4.00 Average Rating

Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a school of engineering and technology in central Massachusetts. WPI grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 technical and scientific fields of study. In addition, every academic program is centered around a project-based learning foundation known as The WPI Plan. For a break from the rigors of college life, WPI schedules a number of annual celebrations such as Winter Carnival and Gompei’s Birthday, an all-campus party in honor of the Institute’s goat mascot.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
41%
Out of State Students
49%
0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,642
Total Number of Undergrads
4,435
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
74%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,002
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$46,364
Out-of-State Tuition
$46,364
0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,942
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
66%
34%
Student Organizations
262
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Hartford
San Francisco
Providence
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
66%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$82,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
if an engineering degree is what you desire, wpi is the place to go. excellent academics and highly accredited programs. an emphasis on projects and hands-on learning provides real-life experience and preparation.
Tori from Jefferson Hills, PA
A small, tightly knit, friendly school packed full of a wide variety of clubs and activities for everyone to feel like they are at home. Classes can be larger for broad beginner classes, but teachers are very encouraging and helpful outside of the classroom. There are many resources that you can reach out to for scholarly success such as Tutors and Math And Science Help (MASH).
Kelsey from NH

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