WPI is known as a global leader in project-based learning. As part of WPI’s academic approach, students learn in the classroom and apply that knowledge to real projects large and small. Beginning in the first year, projects are a big part of WPI’s student-centered curriculum. In the four seven-week terms of each academic year, students complete intensive work in many disciplines. WPI so strongly believes in the broader perspective gained from a global experience that it offers each incoming first-year student an up to $5,000 Global Scholarship to remove financial barriers to off-campus project work at one of our 50+ global project centers. Whether a major capstone project or a humanities project, required project work allows students opportunities to work with communities and sponsors on real projects where their work has purpose and may have immediate impact. Many students call these project experiences life-changing.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private, nonprofit school in the suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts. WPI was founded in 1865. The college currently enrolls around 7,230 students per year, including 5,224 undergrads.
It is very difficult to get into WPI. The acceptance rate at WPI is 60%. In 2022, 11,092 students applied to WPI and 6,679 were admitted.
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||60%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||77%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||72%|
|Test Optional||May require tests|
|Applicants Submitting ACT scores||72%|
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is locatedin the town of Worcester, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.
If you are interested in seeing WPI for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Massachusetts Turnpike to Worcester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Worcester Regional.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WPI is Feb 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WPI is May 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at WPI is like? There are approximately 7,230 students enrolled at WPI, including 5,224 undergraduate students and 2,006 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 48% percent are from MA and 52% percent of students are from other states.
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