|Setting:||Mid-size City Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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
- 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:
- Humanities and Arts
- Professional Writing
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||3,922|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||6,223|
- Latino: 8%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 76%
- Asian: 6%
- Unknown and Other: 6%
|Unknown and Other||6%|
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