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College Deliberately: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized, private not-for-profit, four-year institution that emphasizes research, culture and career located in the city of Worcester, MA. It is known for Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

place 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280
phone Phone: (508) 831-5000
web Web: https://www.wpi.edu/
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute is also known as:
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI

Accreditation

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Worcester Polytechnic Institute New England Commission of Higher Education Accredited 1937-12-01 2022-06-30
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

2.6 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
14% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is in NCAA Division III with football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 121
Rowing Women’s 52
Rowing Men’s 42

The complete list of sports at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is available for members.

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Tuition for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is in the 97.5 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as extraordinarily expensive.
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