Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

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Worcester, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Essentials

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Mid-size City Setting
Not applicable
Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Highly Selective
$ 41,380
$ 41,380

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


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

9/10 walk


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 Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 76%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 63% Graduate 37% Full-Time 100% Part-Time 0% Women 33% Men 67% International 11% Domestic 89%

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