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Most Helpful Review for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Alana from Taunton, MA
  • 19 out of 20 people found this review helpful

Classes are fast paced and can be difficult but there are many resources to help you. Professors are generally willing to help, as are other students. The Math and Science Help Center (MASH) is extremely useful for early math and science classes. An emphasis on projects and hands on learning also makes learning easier.

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  • Louise from Cornwall On Hudsonc, NY
  • I am a current student here

    You have to know what you are getting in to. The quarter system means you are taking 6 classes + labs in a Semester instead of 4 (in other places) . It is very intense. It is great for students who want to double majors or have minors. But it means you need to have a strong background from a College prep private school or from a school like Bronx Science.

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  • caroline from norwell, ma
  • I am a current student here

    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 great college experience.

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  • tara from silver spring, md
  • I am a past student here

    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 pretty hit-or-miss. the seven week terms make everything extremely fast-paced both academically and amongst extracurriculars.

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  • Kelsey from Rehoboth, MA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I absolutely love how helpful and friendly everyone is. I feel like I will really fit in if I decide to attend. It will be really worth it if I make it in.

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  • Stephanie from Elkton, MD
  • I am a current student here

    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 college town so there isn't much to do on weekends (during the day).

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  • Kyle from Norton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Be prepared to do a lot of work. The classes are harder here than at another school for some reason. Their are always people willing to help you.

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  • Elaine from Worcester, MA
  • I am a current student here

    WPI has a very beautiful campus. The teachers are very helpful and care about the students. The courses are not easy but there are plenty of places where one can receive help.

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  • Christopher from Rumford, RI
  • I am a current student here

    This is a world class school, but with this being said it comes at a world class price with an expected world class wealth of knowledge. You're making an excellent choice in this school and it can and will set you up for the life. There are many resources like tutoring and office hours that can ensure your success here.

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