Admissions Office, Bartlett Center, 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA 01609 508-831-5286
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Year of Foundation 1865
  • Size of Campus 80 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 2,853
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 28% 72% 49%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $38,360
  • Room and Board $11,610
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 3,391
WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI's founding motto of Theory and Practice continues to underlie our academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life. WPI's academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to the BA, BS, MS, ME, MBA and PhD. The WPI community is alive with activity. Students participate in nearly 200 extracurricular activities such as music, theatre, Greek life, and more than 50 varsity, club, and intramural sports. Annual events include Homecoming, Winter Ball, and QuadFest.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Christian Bible Fellowship, Hillel, Unitarian Universalist Campus Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 26%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Chinese Student Association, Deutschklub, Indian Student Organization, International Student Council, Korean Student Association, Muslim Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Society
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 11
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 11
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Night of the Dragon, Quad Fest, Winter Carnival, Homecoming, Greek Week, International Dinner, Cultural Festival
  • Number of students in fraternities 11
  • Percent students who are frat members 29%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Psi Omega (drama), Chi Epsilon (Civil Eng. ), Epsilon Upsilon Pi (Mgmnt. ), Eta Kappa Nu (Elect. Eng. ), Order of Omega (Greek), Phi Lamda Upsilon (Chem. Eng. ), Phi Sigma (Biology), Pi Delta Epsilon (Media), Pi Mu Epsilon (Math), Pi Tau Sigma (Mech.
  • Setting Urban
  • Distance to nearest train Worcester (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Worcester (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston (45), Providence (40)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (62%), sorority housing (3%), fraternity housing (21%), apartment for single students (11%), special housing for disabled students (0%), special housing for international students (1%), other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 55%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 29
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 7%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 20%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 17%
  • Number of students using college housing 58%
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,157
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 175
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 268,718
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 444
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 26,557
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 85
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 112,493
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 142
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Subscriptions 23,591
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 4,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Museums State-of-the-art specialized laboratories in all science and engineering research departments. See catalog.
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 23%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 4,160
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 68%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Raytheon, General Electric, General Dynamics, Teradyne, UTC,EMC, Fidelity, Analog, Intel, MIT Lincoln Labs
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