Worcester Polytechnic Institute

country rank  157
world rank  381

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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 154 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.

University Identity

Name
Acronym WPI
Founded 1865
Motto Lehr und Kunst
Theory and Practice
Colours Crimson and grey

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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 100 Institute Road
Worcester 01609-2280
+1 (508) 831 5286

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

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)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • Higher Education Consortium Central Massachusetts (HECCMA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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