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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

Web Sitewww.wpi.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students4,432
   Women1,501 (33.9%)
   Men2,931 (66.1%)
Graduate Students2,210

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate48% of 10,468 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineApril 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.84
SAT Math678 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading623 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing613 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$62,939
Tuition and Fees
$46,994
Room and Board
$13,745
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Freshman Award$36,113
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
359
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

CAMPUS LIFE

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
Mascot 
Sororities45% of women participate
Fraternities 28% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students10.9% from 69 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.1%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.71 4.14 725 693 30
Low 2.77 3.09 550 530 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 35
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