WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - [WPI], WORCESTER

Worcester, MassachusettsLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
  6642Enrollment

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Established in 1865, the university focuses on research of technical arts and applied sciences.

WPI offers over 59 undergraduate and graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and management. The most popular majors at the institute are –

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

he WPI alumni has been responsible for many world-changing innovations like the liquid fuel rocket, stainless steel and others. It is one of the world-wide top ranked schools to attend for engineering. WPI is about $520 million and have recently received a $12 million unrestricted gift from an anonymous donor. WPI has 14 academic departments and places a high premium on excellence in undergraduate education.

Why Choose Worcester University?

  • One of the first engineering and technology universities in the United States.
  • The university has a financial endowment of over 466.4 million USD.
  • It had a research funding of over 33 million USD in 2018.
  • 92% students are placed within 6 months of graduation.
  • Inventors of liquid fuel rocket, stainless steel and many more are from WPI.
  • Students are invested in more than 12000 off campus projects

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Schools and Programs

The institute offers more than 50 graduate and undergraduate programs and has the following 14 academic departments –

  • Biology & Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Humanities & Arts
  • Interdisciplinary & Global Studies
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Power Systems
  • Social Science & Policy Studies

Campus and Residence at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has an 80 acres campus located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The campus is fully equipped with all the latest technology to offer the students best experience.

The campus has 10 residential halls, 2 apartments and 4 residential houses that can accommodate 68% of the total student population.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admission Process

Prerequisites for Admission into WPI

  • Test Score: SAT/ACT for UG students; GRE/GMAT for Graduate students. WPI is test-optional.
  • Academic Requirements [for undergrads] - i) Four years of Mathematics [including pre calculus]
    ii) Four years of English and iii) two years of lab science.
  • English fluency test: IELTS / TOEFL is must for international applicants.

Admission Process

  • Applicants can apply directly through the online application portal on the official website or can even mail their application to the college mailing address.
  • Application Fee for both UG and graduate programs is $65
  • Application Deadline usually falls on –November 1 for early decision; February 1 for regular decision

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Cost of Attendance

The estimated annual average cost of attendance of studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is tabulated below –

ExpenseCost in USD
Tuition fee50,530
Student Life fee280 
Health fee390
Resident Charges8440 
Meals6334
Books and Supplies1000 
Personal Expenses1000

Scholarships and Financial Aid offered by Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • WPI offers both need-based and merit-based scholarship to students.
  • WPI provided 82.3 million USD in scholarships and grants.
  • The average need based scholarships granted is of 23,497 USD.
  • The institute provides on-campus employment for students to meet their additional expenses.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Alumni

WPI has an alumni network of more than 38,000 people across 100 countries in the world. The alumni enjoy the following benefits offered by the university –

  • Insurance Services
  • Access to Gordon Library
  • Access to Career Services
  • Discounts on Balfour Merchandise

A few Notable Alumni of WPI are –

  • Nancy Pimental
  • Naveen Selvadurai
  • Dean L. Kamen
  • Robert H. Goddard
  • Naveen Selvaduri
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$49,380 PER
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YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$26,141 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 26,141
Bachelors Tuition Fees$49359.94
Post graduate Tuition Fees$26141
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 13,736
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
6,642
International Students
1,196
Male : Female Ratio
64:36
Student : Faculty Ratio
13:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
October 01, 2019
Start of Application process July 01, 2018
End of Application process October 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 65.00
Application website https://www.common...
Accepts common App Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
48.4%
Min. 7
Total Applications
-
Min. 84
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