Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Review & Facts

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 6,575 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1865 and is one of the 11 schools and colleges located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
46
Fair
Worcester Polytechnic Institute will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 46 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Business, and Chemistry. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
96%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is excellent at 96% (well above Massachusetts average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is very good - 83%.

Student to faculty ratio at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is pretty good, 13:1. Learn more details about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$45,700
High
Average tuition pricing is extremely high, about $45,000 annually. The additional fees at Worcester Polytechnic Institute not covered by tuition are about $700, which comes to a total of $45,700 per year.

Read the details about Worcester Polytechnic Institute additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
49%
According to government data, 10,172 applications were submitted and 4,938 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is $65.00. The graduate application fee is $70.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (508) 831-5000 or check Worcester Polytechnic Institute Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,700
High
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,100 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high -- about $7,700 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Worcester Polytechnic Institute seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Location and Maps



Post Address: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, USA
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