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WPI Academics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute requires a minimum of to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Around 89% of students who started college at WPI finish the requirements for graduation within six years. WPI offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at WPI?

WPI does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take. Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement , but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at WPI

When choosing a major, WPI students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at WPI below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major .

Does WPI Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

WPI offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does WPI Have An Online Program?

WPI has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does WPI Give AP Credit?

WPI offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does WPI Have An Honor's Program?

WPI does not offer an honors program, but does have a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. .

Does WPI Require Internships?

WPI does not require an internship for students in some majors only. Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

WPI Majors & Subject Areas

Technical and Scientific Communication
Information Technology
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Systems Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Engineering, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Biotechnology
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Applied Mathematics, General
Financial Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Systems Science and Theory
Mathematics and Computer Science
Science, Technology and Society
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Psychology, General
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Game and Interactive Media Design
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,920

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$54,216

Out-of-State

$54,216

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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