Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Worcester, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Essentials

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Goat
Nickname: WPI
Website: www.wpi.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 41,380
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 41,380
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 6,223
Year Established: 1865

About WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering, Technology and the Sciences put students at the forefront of cutting-edge research and technological innovation and advancements.

WPI awards more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees in such disciplines as:

  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Technology
  • Robotics Engineering

All of WPI’s Engineering, Scientific and Technological programs are research-based, as students work alongside faculty, inventing, discovering and innovating. Research is also relevant, examining current issues and devising solutions to those solutions. For example, WPI faculty and students have undertaken sustainability research projects which help to find greener ways of using and reusing resources.

In addition to this primary selection of degree programs, WPI also offers majors in:

  • Drama
  • Humanities and Arts
  • Music
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Religion

Admissions to WPI are competitive. The average GPA of admitted students is 3.8 and the average admitted student is in the top 10% of his or her high school class. The middle 50% of students have a cumulative SAT score between 1820 and 2070.

Those who don’t meet these requirements may pursue the Flex Path of admission, demonstrating their merit through a list of extracurricular activities, academic awards or other accomplishments.

In addition to an application, transcripts and test scores, undergraduate applicants must submit a personal essay, a counselor recommendation and a recommendation from a science or math teacher.

WPI sometimes offers scholarships in conjunction with outside organizations. They also provide tuition assistance through the Tuition Exchange and Yellow Ribbon programs.

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WPI Map & Location

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609


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Getting Around WPI

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Worcester, MA

Winter
Dec
36
23
Jan
31
17
Feb
35
20
Spring
Mar
43
27
Apr
55
37
May
66
47
Summer
Jun
74
56
Jul
79
62
Aug
77
60
Fall
Sep
70
53
Oct
58
42
Nov
48
33

WPI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,922
Freshman Class 910
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,223

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 76%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 8%
African American 3%
Caucasian 76%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 63%
Graduate 37%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 33%
Men 67%
International 11%
Domestic 89%

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