Tuition & Fees

$48,628

$48,628

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
48%
500-599
30%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
39%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
12%
600-699
49%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
56%
24-29
41%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

66%

34%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,071
Declined + 5,397
Total Received 10,468
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Private (nonprofit)

4,432

undergraduate students

2,210

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical/computer Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 3969
ACT 1942

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Fun Facts

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute received the little black goat that became its mascot in 1893, a gift from the sophomore class. The goat was named Gompei after the Japanese student, Gompei Kuwada, who was chosen to take care of him, allegedly because his initials stood for "goat keeper."
  • Students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are careful not to step on The Seal found in the middle of the school's Quad--legend says students that do won't graduate on time!

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School Facts

Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a highly selective, independent technological university. Its 80-acre campus is located in Worcester, 40 miles from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,642
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Worcester, MA

95-acre, suburban campus in Worcester (population: 183,016), 40 miles from Boston. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Boston. School operates transportation to consortium schools and downtown Worcester.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 28% of male students
 
6 sororities 45% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
48%
500-599
30%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
39%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
12%
600-699
49%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
56%
24-29
41%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
ACT only Considered if submitted

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,071
Declined + 5,397
Total Received 10,468

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Cluett
Director of Admissions
P: 508 831-5286
F: 508 831-5875
admissions@wpi.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,877,642
State $855,602
Institutional $53,200,664
Other external $4,075,669
Total $61,009,577

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $21,682,753
Other external $4,731,828
Total $26,414,581

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Liberty League (Division III), New England College Wrestling Association (Division III), New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Gompei the Goat
School colors
crimson and grey
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Mathematics
Aerospace Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Applied Statistics
Architectural Engineering
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biology/Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineering
Business
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Project Management
Data Science
Economic Science
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical/Computing Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental/Sustainability Studies
Financial Mathematics
Fire Protection Engineering
Humanities/Arts
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Mathematics
Information Technology
Interactive Media/Game Development
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts/Engineering
Management
Management Engineering
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Innovation
Materials Processing Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics for Educators
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Professional Writing
Psychological Science
Robotics Engineering
Society/Technology/Policy
System Dynamics
Systems Engineering
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Undergraduate

67%

4,432
students

Female
34%
1,501

Male
66%
2,931

Graduate

33%

2,210
students

Female
30%
664

Male
70%
1,546

undergraduateFull-time

96%

4,275
students

Female
35%
1,461

Male
65%
2,814

undergraduatePart-time

4%

157
students

Female
26%
40

Male
74%
117

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

72

credit hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Countries most often represented China
Greece
India
Saudi Arabia
Thailand
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Julie Loveless
Associate Director of International Admissions
508 831-5286
intl_admissions@wpi.edu

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