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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students4,299
   Women1,436 (33.4%)
   Men2,863 (66.6%)
Graduate Students2,274


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate49% of 10,172 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.80
SAT Math695 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading625 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing615 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$62,939
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met79%
Average Freshman Award$35,814
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes


Worcester Population182,669
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 49% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities49% of women participate
Fraternities 31% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
5.4% Unknown
International Students11.9% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning96.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.66 4.07 679 636 30
Low 2.50 2.50 490 490 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 760 35
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