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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
Boynton Hall, WPI's main administrative building. credit: Nicholas LeCompte --Ojnabieoot 16:02, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
4,275 Undergraduates
48% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Mostly Men
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts
01609-2280
(508) 831-5000
www.wpi.edu/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a private university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is ranked as one of the top 70 colleges in the U.S. Founded in 1865, WPI was one of the first technology and engineering universities in the nation. Its campus size is 80 acres and the school is located in Boynton Hill. Its motto is "Lehr und Kunst" or “Theory and Practice.” Notable alumni include the builder of the first liquid-fueled rocket Robert H. Goddard, Segway inventor Dean Kamen, co-founder of Foursquare Naveen Selvadurai, actress Nancy Pimental, Former CEO of General Motors Robert Stempel and guitarist J. Geils. The school’s colors are crimson and gray, and its mascot is Gompei the Goat. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division III NEWMAC, Liberty League, NEWA and ECAC. Varsity sports teams include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country and football, and women’s soccer, basketball, cross country, field hockey and rowing. Eighty percent of students are involved in athletics at WPI. The school has been named number one for combining research with teaching, and 31 current faculty members have won the National Science Foundation Career Award. One hundred percent of the student body receives a global project scholarship.

Location

Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield and 40 miles north of Providence. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
66%

Men

34%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

98%

Live On Campus

26

New Transfer Students

Admissions
48%

Acceptance Rate

22%

Enrollment Yield

10,468

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$40,666

Typical Cost

$48,628

Average Tuition

99%

Recieve Financial Aid

99%

Have Loans

$27,000

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

13

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Social
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