Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a selective university in Massachusetts, offering degrees in sciences, engineering, computer science, math, and business.

Our focus is on hands-on learning to solve real-world problems through the lens of STEM, and WPI students complete projects on-campus and around the world. Graduates from WPI have so much experience through their projects that employers like Tesla, Google, Amazon Robotics, and GE are eager to hire them, and our average graduate earns a salary of $73,000 per year.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Specialist Institution 

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 50%
  • Average ACT range: N/A
  • Average SAT range: N/A
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Management, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, Veterinary Medicine
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/study


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $74,271


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Field Hockey, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Rowing, Women's Rowing, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Volleyball, Women's Wrestling

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