Worcester Polytechnic Institute

country rank  179
world rank  418

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University Overview

Established in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Worcester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WPI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym WPI
Founded 1865
Motto Lehr und Kunst
Theory and Practice
Colours Cardinal red and gray

University Location

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester (population range: 50,000-249,999)
01609-2280 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (508) 831 5000
F +1 (508) 831 5875

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 100 Institute Road
Worcester 01609-2280
+1 (508) 8315286

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges


Year of first Accreditation
1937


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • Colleges of Worcester Consortium
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018