Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate
10,331
Students Applied
37%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
91
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Early Action Round 2
January 15, 2020 March 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
41%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
66
25%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1380
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
670
75th
750
Reading
25th
630
75th
710
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
81%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
64
Top 25%
93
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@wpi.edu
Admissions Telephone: 508-831-5286
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
Take the AP Calc BC test while you're in high school. Try to schedule early. Don't be afraid to ask students for scheduling help--try to get in contact with upperclassmen in your major *before* you schedule.
Corey from Palisade, CO
Join clubs. It's probably the best way to make friends that have things in common with you. Also ask your parents for a gift card to dunkin donuts or the Bean Counter. Unless you have your own coffee maker, you probably need some cash to spend just on coffee.
DeWitt, NY
Time management! Visit the school, and make sure you keep your mind open to new ideas. Have fun, college searching can be stressful so when you visit WPI, be interested in learning about the school.
Alexander from El Paso, TX
Visit campus!! Talk to some students and ask lots of questions.
Alana from Taunton, MA
My only advice is that you master time management skills, which regardless of where you attend, its a good skill to have. As long as you plan out your time well, you should have time to do everything you could possibly want to on campus. Also, take as many math and science classes as you can in high school. Even if you retake the material once you arrive here at WPI, having seen the material before really helps out in classes.
Student from RI
get involved! there are tons of clubs and teams on campus, and there are definitely some like-minded people who you'll find fun to hang out with.
caroline from norwell, ma
Visit the campus and take the tour. Ask your guide to take you into classrooms if they can. This will help you make your decision in terms of location and environment. If you want to know what the classes are like, attend the overnight sessions WPI offers to prospective students. You'll get to shadow a student and see all the classes they're taking.
Sonya from Nashua, NH
stay strong in your math and sciences (that's big here!).
wpi likes (and is trying to produce) well-rounded students, despite its recognition for being a geek school. they like extracurriculars and athletics. we take pride in our athletes too!
Tori from Jefferson Hills, PA
Check out what majors you would be interested in if you wanted to attend. Also think about if you would be interested in doing you Interactive Qualifying Project abroad (more than 50% do).
Kyle from Norton, MA
Keep up with your math and science in high school. You are required to take at least pre-calc to apply here. Also, do something that sets yourself apart. This is pretty clear due to the fact that they let you submit a Flex Path project instead of your test scores. They want you to make a change and to be different. My biggest suggestion, visit campus! Make sure it is right for you. We visited campus but were late and missed the tour. One of the tour guides who did my interview took her OWN, UNPAID time and showed me around campus in her pink slippers. So personal and neat to be able to get a real one on one perspective. Don't be afraid to ask questions and to be yourself.
Morgan from Park City, UT

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