Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

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.

Jeffrey
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WPI is known nationally for their engineering program, especially their biomedical engineering program. It's close to Boston ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

WPI is known nationally for their engineering program, especially their biomedical engineering program. It's close to Boston and their co-op program helps students gain experience, earn pay, and get used to the work expectations that this growing STEM job community has.

Sam
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wpi as a whole is not that bad. However, if you're there for Imgd it would be better to just burn your tuition money as that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wpi as a whole is not that bad. However, if you're there for Imgd it would be better to just burn your tuition money as that would at least save you time. This program is run by children who will make fun of students with disabilities and beat you down if you try question them. They let professors teach topics that they know nothing about and prevent you from learning what you want to. Most of the classes are just busy work that don't even help you get portfolio pieces. If I had been able to, I would have transfered out of WPI. The only reason I don't feel hopeless is because of the Computer Science department. Overall, if you want to go to WPI for something other than IMGD you should do it. If you want to go to WPI for IMGD, be prepared to be disappointed and have the worst experience for the next 4 years.

Megan
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My last two years at WPI have been very enjoyable. The classes are extremely challenging but there are plenty of resources an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My last two years at WPI have been very enjoyable. The classes are extremely challenging but there are plenty of resources and people that are willing to help you. The atmosphere of the campus and classes are very collaborative and it is a friendly, non competitive campus.

Davina
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It's a great school where you can always find someone to help you with your math homework. We have a bond over the fact that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school where you can always find someone to help you with your math homework. We have a bond over the fact that most of us are engineers, and that bond enables us to study together and to understand each other better. The campus is easy to traverse and to fall in love with- and everyone has a go to study space! The faculty wants us to learn and will go to further lengths than many to either help us understand better, or to connect us with others to help.

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  • 4,432
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $46,994
  • Acceptance rate
  • 48%

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