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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Stats, Info and Facts

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6,139 Students

48% Admitted

  • 6,642 full time
  • 1,245 part time
  • 3,256 men full time
  • 1,638 women full time
  • 10,468 applied
  • 5,084 admitted
  • 1,157 enrolled

4,435 Undergraduates

$46,364 Tuition/Year

  • 2,162 Graduates
  • 122 Non-Degree
  • $46,364 in state
  • $630 fees
  • $14,774 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Term
School Mascot: Engineers
School Colors: Crimson and gray
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Mica from Whitman, MA
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  • WPI is a very diverse technical school. The students work very hard and there are several ways to find extra help if you need it. The campus is very small…

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  • Stephanie from Elkton, MD
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  • WPI is a great school in terms of academics. Everyone here is really smart and there's always somewhere to go if you need extra help. However, Worcester is not a…

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  • tara from silver spring, md
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  • i've met two distinct groups of people here: mega-nerds and people who really just want to graduate with a good salary. wpi has really great facilities, but their professors are…

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  • caroline from norwell, ma
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  • wpi was my top choice for colleges, and it lived up to all of my expectations. i have made amazing friends and taken some pretty awesome, engaging classes. overall, a…

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  • Tori from Jefferson Hills, PA
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  • 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…

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Mission Statement

WPI's mission is to create, discover, and convey knowledge at the frontiers of technological academic inquiry for the betterment of society.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Located in Worcester, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 6,139 students enrolled
  • 48% admitted
  • $46,364 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Stephen from Raymond, NH
  • I am a current student here

    I love this school so much. They have so much to offer students from a range of assorted groups to join such as the Greek Life which I had joined. There is no hazing here at all and the Fraternities are so awesome and so much fun.

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  • 5
  • Sonya from Nashua, NH
  • I am a current student here

    WPI is a small campus, yes, but in your four years, you won't learn who everyone is and you won't be able to recognize everyone by sight. Not only that, the clubs here are diverse and always have enough members to be active and since there's so many of them, you'll have an easy time to find one you like. If you don't, just start one. At WPI, you're not required to go anywhere on your free time, you can eat whenever you like as long as you make sure where you're eating at is still open. The people here are entertaining even if we are nerds. There will always be conversation about sophisticated topics like the string theory, but there are also everyday conversations because, honestly, who can keep up the act of sophistication? Here, we have fun and in your first year, you'll make friends with the people on your floor and in classrooms easily.

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  • 5
  • Student from RI
  • I am a current student here

    There is so much to do on campus. Everyone here is extremely friendly and teamwork is not only highly encouraged by the faculty, but utilized among the student population. There are a ridiculous amount of clubs on campus, everything from academic societies, to community service organizations, to the ultimate frisbee team, to the scuba diving club. Therefore, there is something for everyone, and if the club you want doesn't yet exist on campus (which is unlikely) it only takes seven people to start a club and you can start it when you arrive. There are also movies offered (FOR FREE ... with free popcorn) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Fuller Labs. These are movies that have just left theaters but are not currently on DVD. We also have our own bowling alley.

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  • 5
  • Alana from Taunton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    There is a lot to do - many clubs and activities. Sports and Greek life is also popular. Everyone knows how to get their work done but still have fun. There's a lot to do in Worcester and it's easy to get to Boston for the day. The Woo Bus allows students to travel to other area colleges and shopping centers.

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