Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Ranking & Review

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate48%43%64%
Enrolled undergraduates1,124637487
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,6424,3482,294

1,014 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

540 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $70.

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,218 and other expenses per full academic year.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,117 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$47,988$47,988
Fees for full-time undergraduates$640$640
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,333$1,333
Tuition for Full-time graduates$26,226$26,226
Fees for full-time graduates$60$60
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,457$1,457

Programs and Degrees

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1481076261
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services36131167
Mathematics and Statistics4539589
Biological and Biomedical Sciences721174
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies256260
Physical Sciences228131
Social Sciences22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Visual and Performing Arts
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Grand Total1,028747461,821

A total of 1,028 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

At the master's and doctor's level 793 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate89%87%91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 95%

General info

Alternative namesWPI
MottoLehr und Kunst
Theory and Practice
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementWPI educates talented men and women in engineering, science, management, and humanities in preparation for careers of professional practice, civic contribution, and leadership, facilitated by active lifelong learning. This educational process is true to the founders' directive to create, to discover, and to convey knowledge at the frontiers of academic inquiry for the betterment of society. Knowledge is created and discovered in the scholarly activities of faculty and students ranging across educational methodology, professional practice, and basic research. Knowledge is conveyed through scholarly publication and instruction.
Colorscrimson, grey
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,198
Instructional FTE423
Research FTE41
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wpi.edu
Address100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01609-2280
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population183,000
Fax+1 (508) 831 5875

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