If you are thinking about applying to WPI, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to WPI for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of WPI's admissions stats.
|WPI 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||59%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 15||April 1|
WPI offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. WPI will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at WPI is 77%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 60%.
WPI accepts roughly 72% of early action applicants and 60% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, WPI admitted 189 of the 246 students who applied early decision. Last year, WPI admitted 5,365 of the 7,481 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
WPI has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by WPI during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with WPI for more information on admission factors.
To apply to WPI, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with WPI's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to WPI have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At WPI 59% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 90% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||3%|
|3.00 and 3.24||2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to WPI directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
WPI does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
WPI does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to WPI.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in WPI during the following terms:
• Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to WPI?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to WPI.
Does WPI accept transfer credits?
✅ WPI accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does WPI accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ WPI accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to WPI?
✅ WPI is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is WPI's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for WPI is 60%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at WPI?
✅ WPI's early decision acceptance rate was 77% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at WPI?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at WPI was 72% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into WPI? WPI is a very selective institution. The WPI acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At WPI, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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