WPI is on a 95-acre campus in a suburban setting in Worcester, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for WPI students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
WPI also has fraternities and sororities.
WPI has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at WPI include Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council, Intramural and Club Sports and Music Association.
WPI students' favorite campus traditions are Relay for Life, Spring Concert and Black Student Union Fashion Show.
WPI offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most WPI students live off campus. In 2021, 47% of undergrads at WPI lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 53% of students lived off-campus or commuted to WPI. There are 2,240 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,892 undergraduates. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
WPI offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The WPI campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
WPI offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to WPI, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Worcester, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Worcester Regional airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore WPI's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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