Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA

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Questions and Answers about Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Daniela F.
2 months ago
How does Worcester Polytechnic Institute make sure that the campus is a safe place for everyone?
Daniela F.
2 months ago
Does the student housing at WOI have functioning AC?
Evan C.
3 months ago
Would I be able to perform music even if that's not my major?
Tyler P.
3 months ago
Does Early Decision commit you for a certain amount of time before transferring is possible?
Kennedie A.
4 months ago
Are pets allowed on WPI campus for emotional support purposes?
Emily B.
4 months ago
What NCAA division is Worcester Polytechnic Institute sports teams?

Majors offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Biggest majors
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Academics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (42% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Worcester Polytechnic Institute demographics

56% White
7% Hispanic
5% Asian
3% Black
2% Multiracial
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Common careers for Worcester Polytechnic Institute students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer120k
Senior Mechanical Engineer95k
Software Engineer86k
Electrical Engineer79k
Mechanical Engineer78k
Project Engineer76k
Manufacturing Engineer74k
Based on 11,382 student responses
74.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
135.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
86%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute financial aid

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Student reviews of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

67% of students

Known for

Great internship and research opportunities
Welcoming student body
Accessible and helpful professors
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Helpful career services
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Painting and Studio Art
Drawing And Illustration



WPI is an excellent STEM school. The 7-week terms allow students to focus on 3 courses at a time and to progress through course sequences quickly. However, expectations are very high, and they can be incredibly demanding. There are research, work, and internship opportunities for students. If you are serious about school, the school will probably be a good fit for you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The WPI Plan is very intense and demanding, but also very rewarding. Every student has a chance to study abroad during their IQP.

Keira Franz



I enjoyed how the students support one another. It's a relatively small school so you know the majority of your classmates.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The professors and staff members seem to not actually care about the students but rather pretend they care in order to get paid.

Ethan Glasby
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WPI classes go fast. For me, having three classes at a time but finishing them in half the time works much better than having six classes at once.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you have a bad professor, your term will be very stressful. Even though the term is only seven weeks, that one professor is still in charge of one-third of your classes.

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