Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
(508) 831-5286
Fax: (508) 831-5875

Contact: Edward Connor
Director of Admissions
Main Address
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 831-5000

www.wpi.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 3,252
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 907
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,160
Graduate enrollment: 1,309

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%


College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Operations Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Artificial Intelligence/Robotics B
Computer Science B
Game design and development B
Web/Multimedia Design B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Robotics engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(508) 831-5000
Website:www.wpi.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.wpi.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/appl-process.html
Address:100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,642
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,844 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$46,994
Out-of-state Tuition:$46,994
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$20,258

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences333
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services351
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services231
Education11
Engineering111311
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics251
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies332
Physical Sciences232
Psychology1
Social Sciences2
Grand total323622

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Engineering71
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Grand total101

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$46,994
Out-of-state$46,994
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$25,404
Out-of-state$25,404

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,08299%
Grant or scholarship aid1,07999%$20,258
Student loan aid65160%$11,104

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,03294%$19,474
Federal student loans2,52059%$7,662

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Worcester Polytechnic Institute students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,4687,7822,686
Percent admitted100%45%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled11%9%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment6,642
Undergraduate enrollment4,432
Graduate enrollment2,210

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

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