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WPI Student Life

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 Housing

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.

Is WPI Safe?

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.

Plan a Visit to WPI

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.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore WPI's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

WPI Students

40%

Women

60%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

42%

In State

58%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

64%

9%

8%

7%

6%

3%

3%

0.12%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

4,892

Graduate Students

2,028

Non-Resident / International Students

360

WPI Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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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