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    WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - [WPI], WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

    Worcester, MassachusettsLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1865established year
    6642enrollment
    7.8/10

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a well known private research university in Massachusetts. Founded in the year 1865 WPI is one of the first universities to offer Engineering and Technology in the United States. During present-day, it's known for its project-based learning(PBL) model and its research facilities.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers admissions in bachelors, masters and doctoral levels courses. WPI offers total UG enrollments of 4,668 with a 4- year graduation rate of over 82%. Its sole campus is widespread across 95 acres and is easily accessible from the city of Massachusetts. WIP stands out for its Scientific Education among the 10 colleges in Worcester and also has a healthy 13: 1 student to faculty ratio.

    Highlights

    Type of University Private
    Year of Establishment 1865
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Total Enrollment 6,874
    Student-Faculty Ratio 13:1

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rankings

    • Ranked US rankings 2020 -119th by Times higher education.
    • The World university rankings is 601-800th in 2020 and 501- 600 in 2019 by Times higher education.
    • The World Ranking is 601-650 by QS Global World Ranking.
    • Ranked 64 in national universities by US News and world report.
    • Ranked 56 in best undergraduate teaching by US News and world report.
    • Ranked 70 among best value schools of the US by US News and world report.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Campus

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Campus

    WPI campus in Worcester, Massachusetts is spread across 95 acres and in a hilly area. The strategic location of the campus makes it easily accessible and also allows students to explore various places in the city.

    • There are over 225 student clubs and organizations at WPI if none interests one can start his own based upon certain guidelines.
    • WPI Athletics features various sporting cultures from soccer to basketball and even outdoor events like rowing.
    • The campus also provides electric charging stations for up to16 vehicles without any fee.
    • International student percentage is around 22%.

    Residence Facilities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    WPI has 10 Residential halls, 2 apartments and 4 on-campus houses.

    • The Ellsworth and Fuller Apartments also accommodate students with disabilities via The Office of Disability Services.
    • The dining locations are present around the campus, from Cafeteria-style to restaurant and also Food courts make sure that it fits in the style of everyone.

    Programs offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers programsin more than 50 areas of study through its School of Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering there are over 50 programs offered.

    • Major areas are Physical sciences, Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Psychology and Business and Economics.
    • WPI is known for its project-based learning (PBL) in all the fields which support research, which gives real-world exposure to students in learning days.
    • WPI also offers online graduate programs; a few major areas are Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Power Systems Engineering and many more.

    Application Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute can follow the below-mentioned application process:

    • Students can apply via theonline portalfor Undergraduate and Graduate programs.
    • Application fee for undergraduate is 65 USD and for Graduate is 70 USD.
    • The English Language scores are as below:
      • TOEFLscore of 90 with sub-scores not below 20.
      • IELTS overall band of 7.0.
      • PTE ( Pearson’s Test of English).
    • The acceptance rate is around 40% over the course of 2 years of admissions.
    • Other documents requested for any international application are:
      • WPI International Certification of Finances, if opting out of financial aid.
      • CSS profile application.
      • Financial statement supporting the costs of tuition fee, if not eligible for financial aid.

    Cost of Attendance

    The full-time Undergraduate tuition fee is around USD 52,520 whilst of part-time id USD 1,433 per credit. The graduate tuition fee is also given as per credit basis which is USD 1,566 and a variable student organization fee of up to USD 60 annually.

    Program type Per year fee
    Undergraduate USD 52,500
    Graduate USD 1,566 (per credit)

    Housing expenses* are tabulated below:

    Type of residence Annual cost
    Double, triple, quad- residence hall USD 8,736
    Single- residence hall USD 9,242
    Triple – Apartment USD 8,856
    Double –Apartment USD 9,334
    Single- Apartment USD 9,850

    *These expenses do not include costs like laundry and meals.

    Scholarships & Financial Aid

    The financial assistance is only provided for international students who are in their first year, but not transfer students. Financial assistance is provided in the forms ofscholarships for international students to study in the USA.

    • WPI asks for a minimum of USD 22,000 per year contribution from a family member who covers the living and travel expenses, to be eligible for financial aid.
    • Merit-based Academic Scholarship is provided for first-year applicants based on either their high school scores or English proficiency test scores.
    • International need-based scholarship awards an amount ranging from USD 5,000- USD 25,000 for a limited number of applicants. This award is also renewed yearly when academic performance is maintained.
    • WPI also allows monthly tuition fee payment without any interest incurred on the amount.

    Alumni Network

    WPI has over 35,000 alumni across the US and 100 more countries around the globe. Some of the few notable alumni are:

    • Dean Kamen- Businessperson
    • Robert H. Goddard- physicist, professor.
    • Harold Stephen black- Electrical Engineer
    • Todd akin- politician
    • J.Geils -Singer

    Placements

    WPI offers a cooperative education program in which students earn an amount of around USD 21,000- USD 26,000. During summer WPI offers a Summer Internship Program which lets students gain work experience.

    $ 37,5841st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    EXAM SCORESGMAT500|TOEFL84|IELTS6.5

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    7288
    FAFSA Code
    002233
    Application Cost
    $65
    Accreditation
    NEASC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $26,141 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Acceptance Rate

    48.5 %

    acceptance rate

    10331

    total applicants

    7288

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    68.2%

    Male

    31.8%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    48.5%
    Total Applicants
    9599
    Total Enrolled
    4654
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    48.5%
    Total Applicants
    5433
    Total Enrolled
    2634

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute enrollment

    Enrollment
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Enrollment
    7288
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    4654
    Graduate Enrollment
    2634
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    82.9%

    Attendance Cost

    $26141

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $49,360 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $26,141 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,000 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $14,218 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,200 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $13,736 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,200 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,700 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,700 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses

    School

    Foisie Business School

    Address: WPI, Washburn Shops, 100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA 01609

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    New England Association of Schools and Colleges

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    668354611222350

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
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    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #601 - #800

    Overall(International)

    RANKED  #401 - #500

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    RANKED  #301 - #400

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    College Rating

    Based on 10 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    8.5/10Academic
    8.2/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    8.3/10Infrastructure
    8.1/10Placement
    8.5/10Social Life

    Reviews

    KS
    7.8 /10

    Studying in the US has always been a dream for me and this came true when I decided to make a move. I came to know about this college through one of the career fair event held in my previous college from where i completed my graduation. Since I was an average student and also keeping in mind the expenses of studying abroad, this college suited best for me. The admission process is done online and I paid $70 for the application fee. With each application being reviewed individually by the academic department, it took around four to six weeks for my application to get accepted.

    Course Curriculum :

    We had to work really hard, with a lot of research and practical work taking place every now and then. For me to be able to complete this course took a lot of hard work and dedication, which was all worth it in the end as it build a solid foundation in chemical engineering.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    HB
    6.0 /10

    Tackling authentic problems that matter to others helps students develop perseverance, empathy, and self-efficacy while also gaining valuable skills that help them succeed in their careers and lives. My GPA was 7.3, and I was required to submit a common application. Also, the application fee was $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    WPI’s MS in Applied Mathematics will prepare you to use mathematics to solve complex problems in a wide variety of fields. You will gain expertise in the mathematical applications most in demand today as you apply your knowledge to tackle challenges in science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry.

    8 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    NK
    6.2 /10

    WPI’s STEM curriculum was radically reengineered to provide students with hands-on learning experiences through project-based education. Seven-week terms create space for team-based, real-world experiences, and a unique grading system with a focus on teamwork and experimentation allows for experiential learning rooted in faculty guidance. After securing a GPA of 6.6, I had applied through an online application form and also paid an application fee of $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    Informed business decisions rely on significant and current data to help executives make decisions. A business analytics master's degree gives you the skills and training you need to make these choices. Because data is prolific and continual, business analytics professionals who know how to interpret and use that data are in high demand.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    MA
    6.5 /10

    Tackling authentic problems that matter to others helps students develop perseverance, empathy, and self-efficacy while also gaining valuable skills that help them succeed in their careers and lives. After securing a GPA of 7.3, I had applied through an online application form and also submitted a $70 application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    At WPI, the BS in Economic Science program approaches the study of economics through the use of innovative computational tools. My university believes students learn by doing, so the program’s strict adherence to rigorous methodological standards for economic experimentation and problem solving will give you valuable and practical skills for addressing real-world challenges.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    RR
    6.2 /10

    FBS provides us with hands-on learning experiences through project-based education. Seven-week terms create space for team-based, real-world experiences, and a unique grading system with a focus on teamwork and experimentation allows for experiential learning rooted in faculty guidance. My GPA was around 6. I was required to submit a common application form. The application fee was $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Business Analytics MS is a 33-credit-hours program including applied analytics courses that address business problems and include a realistic capstone project. Courses in this professional MS in Business Analytics degree program do not provide options related to a research degree

    7 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
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    100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
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    Gozzr NDB EK 4176.03 km
    Digital - Headmaster Heliport7.36 km
    Digital - Training Heliport7.47 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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