Worcester Polytechnic Institute

601 reviews
  1. Worcester, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Website

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$37,345/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,377/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,515/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,128/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,770/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,813/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Smart
    40%
  • Academic
    30%
  • Respectful
    20%
  • Male
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Fast paced
    100%

After Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$77,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

601 reviews
  • Excellent
    110
  • Very Good
    203
  • Average
    230
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    17
It's a good school and most of the professors are really good. Also there are a lot hands on opportunities, in research labs and completing projects for classes.
  • Alum
  • 18 days ago
I like that the professors are very approachable and friendly and the students as well , the swim coaches and swimmers are fantastic and the academics that I going to be learning are in the top of all the best schools in the world
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
The best thing about the school is the professors. All of them take such pride in their work and they genuinely love to assist their students. This is a great fete as the school is very fast paced, consisting of 7 week terms. Having understanding professors who take interest in their students success make matters much better. Office hours are one of the best assets at the school, especially with likeable professors. What I dislike about the school is its lack of equality, whether race based, gender based or other. There is a female to male ratio of 1:2 as well 2% black population and 4% international. As much as the school tries to be inclusive of all beings, the efforts have proven futile and some students feel underrepresented and pushed to the side.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago