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 for students. 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.
At WPI there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at WPI:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Crew||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Rowing||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
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 WPI, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Worcester, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Worcester Regional airport.
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