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Home » Colleges » Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


If you are looking for the oldest technological institute for higher learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a very good option. Known as WPI, this Massachusetts higher learning institution is set in the city of Worcester. The history of WPI dates back to 1865. John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn founded Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science. This is one of the most desirable learning schools in the U.S due to its excellent academics, top notch faculties and outstanding research programs. Total enrollment of WPI is more than 4,000 students and the institute constantly ranks among the best. Highest degree offered by this private, not-for-profit University is the Doctoral degree.

Course Details:

If you are a serious learner, WPI is the place for you. Comprising of 18 academic departments, WPI provides its students with over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The degree programs offered by WPI include the following:

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Admission Procedures:

It is always an honor to study at WPI and thus a large number of students apply every year. But all the applicants don't get the chance to study here as the institute does not offer open admission policy. Students' previous academic background, SAT scores and several other features are considered thoroughly by the admission department.

Accommodation facilities:

Campus housing facilities are available at WPI in the form of residence halls. The students enjoy numerous facilities such as, the campus bookstore, mail services, a game room, formal and informal lounges as well as dining facilities.

Contact Details:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
General Phone: (508) 831-5000