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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

School Profile

  • Worcester Polytechnic InstitutePrivate Four-year University in Worcester, MA
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 3,252
First-year Undergraduate Students: 907
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,160
Graduate Students: 1,309
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Game design and development
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Robotics engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technical/Business Writing
  • Bachelor of Web/Multimedia Design

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $37,440
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $37,440

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT/SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • SAT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 79
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 598
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 258

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Engineers

Rankings

  • Ranked #62 National Universities
  • Ranked #154 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #57 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #51 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #44 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #85 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #121 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #95 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #87 Chemical
  • Ranked #81 Civil
  • Ranked #67 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #59 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #66 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #50 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #61 Materials
  • Ranked #51 Mechanical
  • Ranked #160 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #91 Computer Science
  • Ranked #13 Admissions Selectivity
  • Ranked #35 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #82 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #7 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #31 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #17 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #33 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
(508) 831-5286
Fax: (508) 831-5875
admissions@wpi.edu
Contact: Edward Connor
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 59%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 70%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 49%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 6,660
Female applicants 1,650
Male applicants 5,010
Applicants accepted 3,933
Female applicants accepted 1,133
Male applicants accepted 2,800
Freshman enrollment 910
Female freshman enrollment 304
Male freshman enrollment 606
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 3,158
Early action applicants accepted 2,217
Early action applicants enrolled 576
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 63%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,177
Students accepting place on wait list 436
Students accepted from wait list 17

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 70%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 85%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.7-4
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 90%
SAT Critical Reading average score 607
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 560-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 681
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 630-730
 
SAT Writing average score 613
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 560-660
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 29%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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