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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

 6 reviews

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts, focusing on the instruction and research of technical arts and applied sciences.

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, WPI was one of the United States' first engineering and technology universities and now has 14 academic departments with over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees. WPI's faculty works with students in a number of research areas, including biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, surface metrology, materials processing, and nanotechnology.


Located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, 01609-2280, Worcester County

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#113 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

#9 of 173

Best Robotics and automation engineering Colleges & Universities in America

#2 of 46

Most Popular Majors

Out of 13 majors categories at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
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Notable Alumni