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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA is home to WPI. Worcester is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at WPI go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science and engineering.

WPI Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 630 and 710.


WPI has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

WPI has 4, 158 enrolled students. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at WPI. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. WPI values student athletics, and belongs to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference and Other.

WPI Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Engineering565mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering112computer and info science
Science84biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, science and society, biotechnology, biological and biomedical sciences
Business and Management81MIS, business management, business and related services, marketing studies, business administration
Mathematics40mathematics and statistics, math, mathematics, statistics, systems science and theory, applied mathematics
Liberal Arts25interdisciplinary studies, humanities, technical and business writing
Therapy and Counselling1psychology
Contacting WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road

Worcester, MA 01609-2280

General Phone: (508) 831-5000


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