Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280

School Details

Situated on an 80 acre campus in the historic town of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of a small group of Polytechnic universities in the country, dedicated to educating students in the fields of engineering, science management and humanities. Founded in 1865, shortly after the end of the civil war, WPI was founded at a time when America was approaching a period of industrial and technological growth. WPI’s founders desired to develop a university that could develop a new class of engineering, scientific and entrepreneurial professionals.

WPI offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the following schools:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • Foisie School of Business
  • School of Engineering

Many certificates and master's degrees are available in fully online formats through the department of Online Graduate Programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    6,381
  • Percent Admitted:
    49%
  • Calendar System:
    Quarter

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