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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%

About WPI

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 school in the suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts. WPI was founded in 1865. The college enrolls around 7,308 students a year, including 5,273 undergraduates.

WPI Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into WPI. Around 57% of applicants get into WPI each year. Out of 11,599 applications received in 2022, 6,667 students were offered admission.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 64%
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 64%

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located in the town of Worcester, Massachusetts, near Boston.

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WPI Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WPI is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WPI is May 15.

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Wondering what life at WPI is like? There are approximately 7,308 students enrolled at WPI, including 5,273 undergraduate students and 2,035 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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