Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, 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.
Students commonly pursue studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science and engineering.
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.
WPI has 4, 158 enrolled students. A very high share of students at the school are male.
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 Category||General Category||Most Common Majors|
|Engineering||565||mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, . . . |
|Computer Science and Engineering||112||computer and info science|
|Science||84||biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, science and society, biotechnology, biological and biomedical sciences|
|Business and Management||81||MIS, business management, business and related services, marketing studies, business administration|
|Mathematics||40||mathematics and statistics, math, mathematics, statistics, systems science and theory, applied mathematics|
|Liberal Arts||25||interdisciplinary studies, humanities, technical and business writing|
|Therapy and Counselling||1||psychology|
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