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What Makes Us Special

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 as one of the nation's earliest technological universities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is known for its project-based curriculum and Global Perspective Program, through which students complete projects at more than 25 sites on five continents. WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering, while its interdisciplinary research programs advance fields as diverse as the life sciences, energy, information security, and robotics.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics640-740
Critical Reading570-680
Writing560-670

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.8

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 33%
Men 67%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 96%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 13:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 94%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 931 304 173 38 1446

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