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What Makes Us Special

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of fields. Students not only have the opportunity to work with talented faculty on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important, socially relevant problems, they can also make a difference around the world through WPI’s innovative Global Projects Program.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics680-760
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630-710

* WPI is test-optional.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.90

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 40%
Men 60%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 95%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2019-20  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 14:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 90%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 940 336 186 41 1505

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