Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Lilly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school far surpassed my expectations. I am a pretty normal person who likes to play sports, go out on the weekends, but ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school far surpassed my expectations. I am a pretty normal person who likes to play sports, go out on the weekends, but also has a passion for school. I was worried about the students here and that I wouldn't find my group, but I was very wrong. Joining Greek life especially helped me find people more like myself and to make more connections with other people who value the same things that I do. The schoolwork is very hard and a lot of professors are hard to understand and it can be frustrating, but if you meet with them they will help you

lewis
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The college looks really amazing from the outside, and the campus makes you feel at home. The dorms are really good for sleep...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college looks really amazing from the outside, and the campus makes you feel at home. The dorms are really good for sleeping and to talk to your people and friends. You can be yourself and they have lots of extracurriculers that can keep you motivated to do more things in the college.

T
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WPI is a great school. The best part of WPI is easily the people and culture. No matter who you are you will be sure to make ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

WPI is a great school. The best part of WPI is easily the people and culture. No matter who you are you will be sure to make friends and find people who have similar interests, but even outside of your friend group people are incredibly nice. The short terms are tough and a little overwhelming but the friends you make and the clubs you join will get you through. Most classes are taught by great professors as well. As a bonus, the campus is gorgeous nd the walk between classes and sports and clubs is actually quite pleasant. My only complaint would be the food but you can still find good eats and there's lots of off-campus options as well.

Ethan
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Overall, it is a great school. A place where students have many opportunities to succeed. Class size is a plus because they a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, it is a great school. A place where students have many opportunities to succeed. Class size is a plus because they aren't too big and they aren't too small; the perfect size. Really nice people and professors and overall a very happy campus. The only bad thing I will say is WPI does the most to get every dollar out of you they can. The school is extremely money hungry.

Devin
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A rather unique project-based learning institution. The opportunities presented to pursue activities related to one's major a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A rather unique project-based learning institution. The opportunities presented to pursue activities related to one's major are endless, and they very much so push students to begin internships their freshman year. With the quarter system, students will complete a course in 7 weeks, and enrolled in minimum 3 courses per term, by the end of an academic year a student has completed 12 courses (hopefully). Many professors have obtained high degrees in their respective fields, and are extremely knowledgable regarding their subject of study, often times doing paid research through the institution. Campus has a friendly environment, many students are looking to meet and engage with other students. Although in Worcester, the campus and immediate surrounding area is cleanly and quiet, especially for a city environment. Overall, it is a campus of friendly people; both students are staff, that are devoted to learning and engaging their minds.

Hunter
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized, private college focused on technology and engineering. The campus is just ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized, private college focused on technology and engineering. The campus is just under an hour west of Boston, but I found that there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and other things to do within walking distance of the school. The meal plans are a little overpriced, but the food is quality, and the staff are very friendly. The professors are established and the classes are very comprehensive—it is an engineering school after all. I really enjoy my time here, and would make the decision again in a heartbeat.

Khadir
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WPI is a high stress, technology driven campus filled with a diverse group of students. Failure is not an option. With the h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

WPI is a high stress, technology driven campus filled with a diverse group of students. Failure is not an option. With the high cost of tuition, the desire to succeed is compelling. Access to faculty, staff and fellow alumni is always readily available.

louise
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You have to know what you are getting in to. The quarter system means you are taking 6 classes + labs in a Semester instead o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

You have to know what you are getting in to. The quarter system means you are taking 6 classes + labs in a Semester instead of 4 (in other places) . It is very intense. It is great for students who want to double majors or have minors. But it means you need to have a strong background from a College prep private school or from a school like Bronx Science. The first years you will have to take core classes (chem, phys calc) and you better have taken all those AP classes in High School because Professors are not available for office hours. They are involved in Research and lecture 100s of students in a huge lecture hall. There is no time for support. Because the quarter is a short time, there is few tests. THose core classes have only 2 exams. Tutors are quickly taken and its hard to find one. Once you get to the projects (like IPQ) they only take the best GPA to study abroad. Most of the students will stay on campus. In short it is no for students who come from public high school with weak STEM programs. It is designed for College prep students or Bx Science HS. Also they are not very generous in financial aid.

Laura
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I am currently a freshmen here at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. When I decided to come here, I wasn't completely sold on w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently a freshmen here at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. When I decided to come here, I wasn't completely sold on what the school had to offer me. I hadn't toured very much, but I knew coming here was my best option for academics. However, once I got here I knew that I had made the right choice. There are so many clubs to join, all that want new and eager members to come to one of their meetings. There are constantly events being put on by the school, clubs, or Greek organizations. Here, there is never a question of if there is a way to be involved. This school lets you be whoever you want to be, and will encourage you to chose the path you feel is most suited for you. The academics here I feel speak for themselves. They are rigorous, but there is such a great community that will help you if you are struggling. This school has a great combination of difficult classes that will really challenge a student and prepare them for the work force, while also providing students with safe options to get involved with groups on campus!

Tyler
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I believe that Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of the best schools in Massachusetts. The increased pace of the terms m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of the best schools in Massachusetts. The increased pace of the terms makes for faster classes, and the professors genuinely want you to succeed. The campus life is rich, and there is a club for everyone.

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