College Deliberately: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized, private not-for-profit, four or more years institution that emphasizes research, culture and character 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


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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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