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COLLEGE PROFILE

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

Web Sitewww.wpi.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,952
   Women1,249 (31.6%)
   Men2,703 (68.4%)
Graduate Students2,005

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate53% of 7,585 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.8
SAT Math682 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading612 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing612 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$57,860
Tuition and Fees
$42,778
Room and Board
$13,082
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Freshman Award$31,426
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
302
Regular Class SizeNot reported

CAMPUS LIFE

Worcester Population172,648
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing90% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Mascot 
Sororities35% of women participate
Fraternities30% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.8% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.0% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students11.6% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning96.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
74.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
25%
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.59 3.92 654 623 617 29
Low 2.00 2.50 450 330 310 20
High 4.00 5.00 760 800 780 35
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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