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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

587 reviews
  1. Worcester, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Website

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$37,345/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,377/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,515/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,128/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,770/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,813/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Academic
    30%
  • Male
    10%
  • Respectful
    20%
  • Smart
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Fast paced
    100%

After Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$77,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

587 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    202
  • Average
    230
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    17
I like that the professors are very approachable and friendly and the students as well , the swim coaches and swimmers are fantastic and the academics that I going to be learning are in the top of all the best schools in the world
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
The school is an advocate of project-based and group learning which effectively prepares students for working world. This is what puts the school ahead of most others- the requirement of students to work efficiently together, despite their differing views and backgrounds. The project-based learning allows students to better prepared for internships and co-ops. The school is also a great promoter of Co-ops and internships. The school's career services put a lot of effort into advising students on how to get good internships and also obtaining internships for the students themselves. They set up many career days that have proven very beneficial to students as well as employer companies. There has been much success in getting students jobs for summer as well as after after graduation.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
The best thing at this school is the professors. They take pride in what the do and look out for the best interests of the students. They genuinely love to help their students succeed. Classes tend to be hard but there are many tools offered to help students, such as office hours, TAs, tutoring sessions, etc, all of which are great. Courses required by all students are large but professors are still dedicated to each student in need of assistance. As courses become more field related, class sizes become smaller ranging between 30-50 students
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago