Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Jordan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The student needs to decide what (s)he wants to do as a career, and then figure out how college fits into that picture. If a...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The student needs to decide what (s)he wants to do as a career, and then figure out how college fits into that picture. If a college degree is required, make a list of schools with a good program for that degree. Based on what you can and would like to do, choose the appropriate school (take cost of tuition vs. predicted salary into account). While in college, make sure to stay ahead of the game academically, because being on top of classes will create free time for socialization. Get involved in any activities you are very interested in, but make sure you don't try to do too much. Time management is the most important part of life at college, and the main reason to be at college is to pass classes and get a degree. Therefore, managing schoolwork is a critical component of success at college, particularly in the first year. Managing money is another key to college success. Going to a school that has cheaper tuition and housing can reduce debts and monetary struggles. Scholarships can help, but are often revoked if the student doesn't perform well enough in classes. Managing classwork and money is important!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Tuition is pretty high, and the name recognition outside the Northeast is poor.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person attending WPI should have a strong interest in engineering or sciences. They should be academically oriented, but be open to try a variety of social activities.

Adam
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit colleges and make sure you like the campus, test the food, and sit in on classes. Also, look into whether the classes ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit colleges and make sure you like the campus, test the food, and sit in on classes. Also, look into whether the classes are mostly lectures, or labs. Check out clubs and organizations, and facilities like the gym and pool.

What's unique about your campus?

The school is very project based. Little time is spent learning abstract concepts in a classroom environment. Students on average have 1 project to be working on at all times. These projects usually are very meaningful and teach a lot.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of women on this campus makes it very difficult to get involved in the dating scene. Dances and parties tend to have one female who looks very uncomfortable and out of place. This school should try to be a little more inviting to women.

Matthew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When deciding which college to attend ignore everything except the reasons for why you want to attend.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When deciding which college to attend ignore everything except the reasons for why you want to attend.

What's unique about your campus?

In my mind one of the best things about Worcester Polytechnic Institute is that the 4 term, 3 course system of class scheduling allows both those who procrastinate, and those who are more preemptive about finishing their work to excel academically.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is scientifially minded, is capapable of personally motivating themselves to excel in the world of academia, and is comfortable with going to a college whose student base primarily consists of geeks.

Katherine
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WPI is intense in everything they do to include academics, research, extracurriculars, and social activities.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WPI is intense in everything they do to include academics, research, extracurriculars, and social activities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a school that is the right size for you. Will you be a name or a number to professors? Once you decide on the size, look for location. If being close to home is important, go for it. Finally, look into the extra curriculars offered. Even if you aren't sure what clubs you might want to join, look for a variety. And always keep in mind majors.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school is that the terms are so short its easy to get lost at the beginning.

Jon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the time to find the right college. Each college has unique parts of it. Look at the college as an individual, not as ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the time to find the right college. Each college has unique parts of it. Look at the college as an individual, not as a ranking in a magazine. Magazine rankings are not designed to truly protray the unique qualities of schools, such as how motivated their students are, the true faculty-student interactions, etc.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

You need to be focused to succeed. If you get behind, the 7 week terms will destroy you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who can't motivate themselves. Also, you need to be socially accepting of a wide variety of people here. We have unique people!

Jacob
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

people who are good at engineering and not good at writing. also for the food in the cafeteria, it is very good

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

people who are good at engineering and not good at writing. also for the food in the cafeteria, it is very good

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the college and attend orientation meetings

What's unique about your campus?

the size of the school and the size of most classes. also the surprising number of women on campus

Nichole
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you know a career field you are interested in, find the school with the best program for that field. If you are uncertain...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you know a career field you are interested in, find the school with the best program for that field. If you are uncertain, start off at a state school and get a feel for what you want to do. Once you decide find the best school and never sell yourself short. You can do whatever you want to if you put your mind to it. Money doesn't matter. If you succeed in school and work hard you will get a good job upon graduation and be able to pay back money that you couldn't pay up front.

Alexander
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say to be sure that the student is going to a school in which he or she is comfortable. It's as important to be socia...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say to be sure that the student is going to a school in which he or she is comfortable. It's as important to be socially involved in something as it is to be academically involved in your school. There has to be a group or club, or anyplace at all where the student can meet new people and make friends. That is not to say, of course, that academics are irrelevent. Make sure that the teaching staff at your school really cares about getting their material across, instead of just going through the motions. Also, I see it as very important for a college to have prospective internships and career opportunities for their students. A student should be in a school that can put them in a position to experience potential careers, and thus allow them to make important decisions about thier futures. Once enrolled in a school, I can only suggest to work hard, and not to pass up any opportunities to try something new. Colleges are places where many different people are brought together, which is why they are a perfect place to expand one's boundaries. Good Luck

What's unique about your campus?

The availability of resources and help for classes and homework. There are a lot of ways to get help and make sure you understand the material. Also, WPI does a very good job of giving their students opportunities for internships and careers.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who isn't responsible about homework, or anyone who doesn't like math and science.

Meghan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

An academically challeng, welcoming environment with a strong emphasis on group work.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

An academically challeng, welcoming environment with a strong emphasis on group work.

What's unique about your campus?

I think that the people, professors, and overall environment are the best things.

Lillian
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

theory and practice. working in groups to achieve a goal or project

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

theory and practice. working in groups to achieve a goal or project

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take your time. Get started early. Visit lots of schools. Go with your gut feeling.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Engineering and science people who like to solve hands on problems

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

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