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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,432
   Women 1,501 (33.9%)
   Men 2,931 (66.1%)
Graduate Students 2,210
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 10,468 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.84
SAT Math 678 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 623 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $62,939
  Tuition and Fees $46,994
  Room and Board $13,745
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $36,113
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 359
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 49% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 45% of women participate
Fraternities 28% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
10.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.4% White
8.3% Unknown
International Students 10.9% from 69 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 79.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%