Worcester Polytechnic Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics
|Enrolled total (including graduate students)||6,642||4,348||2,294|
1,014 students enrolled in some distance education courses.
540 enrolled exclusively in distance education.
Enrollment by race or ethnicity
Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $70.
|Secondary school GPA||Considered but not required|
|Secondary school rank||Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record||Required|
|Completion of the college-preparatory program||Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores||Neither 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 living||In-state||Out-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.
|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 Services||148||107||6||261|
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services||36||131||167|
|Mathematics and Statistics||45||39||5||89|
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences||72||1||1||74|
|Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies||2||56||2||60|
|Visual and Performing Arts|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs|
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.
|Motto||Lehr und Kunst|
Theory and Practice
|Religious affiliation||Not applicable|
|Mission Statement||WPI 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.|
|Total FTE staff||1,198|
|Sector of institution||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above|
|Control of institution||Private not-for-profit|
|Carnegie Classification||Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity|
Location and Contacts
|Address||100 Institute Road|
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01609-2280
|Urbanization level||City: Midsize|
|City population||50,000 - 250,000|
|Fax||+1 (508) 831 5875|