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WPI Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


Kaven Hall - WPI

Kaven Hall - WPI

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WPI Description:

WPI, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is proud to be one of the country's first technological universities. Founded in 1865, the school now has over 50 bachelor's and graduate degree programs. WPI specializes in science, engineering and business, but it also has programs in the social sciences, humanities and arts. WPI places well in national rankings of student engagement and career prospects, and the school also does well with financial aid (the great majority of students receive grant aid). Worcester is home to 13 colleges and many excellent restaurants and cultural venues. Boston is an hour away.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,296 (4,134 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 67% Male / 33% Female
  • 96% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,778
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,082
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $58,060

WPI Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,663
    • Loans: $10,920

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 70%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

WPI Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wpi.edu/about/mission.html

"WPI educates talented men and women in engineering, science, management, and humanities in preparation for careers of professional practice, civic contribution, and leadership, facilitated by active lifelong learning. This educational process is true to the founders' directive to create, to discover, and to convey knowledge at the frontiers of academic inquiry for the betterment of society. Knowledge is created and discovered in the scholarly activities of faculty and students ranging across educational methodology, professional practice, and basic research. Knowledge is conveyed through scholarly publication and instruction."

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